Owners of 2020-2022 Ford Escape, Maverick and Lincoln Corsair vehicles may have their vehicles included in a recall involving 100,000 U.S. vehicles. Both this recall and an expanded recall on 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs are for under-hood fire risks. Ford Motor Co.
Both Orange Bang and Vital produced drinks branded with the title Bang. Orange Bang sued Vital in 2009 alleging the company’s pre-workout drinks would cause customer confusion with Orange Bang’s BANG drinks. The settlement a year later allowed Vital use of the Bang name limited to “creatine-based” drinks and other beverages only if they were sold via fitness-focused locations like gyms and vitamin stores. In 2015, Vital introduced a new Bang branded product.
Following a sewage backup in their home, the Mastons hired the Servpro firm owned by the Poiriers to clean up the mess. Mrs. Maston subsequently suffered respiratory problems caused by the chemicals the company used in its cleaning process. The Mastons sued the Poirers and won damages of $696,669.48 on their bodily injury claim. This represented the Poirers’ liability to the Mastons except for their attorney’s fees and interest.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals became the first appellate court to rule on the issue of whether COVID-19 qualifies as a natural disaster in regards to the WARN Act. Their answer was no. A group of former oil workers sued their employer for violations of the WARN Act after they were laid off suddenly in March 2020. The employer claimed the WARN Act’s natural-disaster exception applied.
After two years of employment with the US Postal Service’s maintenance department, Marc Allen was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis which caused severe pain in his feet. His doctor recommended “1-hour standing followed by 1 hour of rest; no driving; no cutting grass; and no carrying a vacuum.” A local union representative suggested Allen request a “light duty” assignment, which he did. Because he had been employed less than five years, he had to renew his request periodically.
Over the last two years, 77 federal and 44 state appeals courts have ruled in favor of insurance companies regarding whether COVID-19 caused “tangible property damage.” This month the Lousiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the first decision in favor of the policyholder. Ironically, the case was also the first U.S. lawsuit filed seeking insurance coverage for a business shut down due to the coronavirus. 
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