Articles by Edvard Pettersson

Starbucks in Legal Battle over California’s Cancer Warning Law

If you happen to buy a cup of coffee in California and it comes with a cancer warning, don’t panic – it’s just the law. No scientific study says consuming java in moderation is bad for your health – and …

Suit Filed in California Against Weinstein Co. for Failing to Control Harvey

The Weinstein Co. faces its first lawsuit accusing the company of failing to control ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, in a case brought by an actress who claims he sexually assaulted her. Dominique Huett said the company “knew or should have …

Jury Misconduct, Judge’s Mistake to Blame for $417M Talc Verdict, Argues J&J

Johnson & Johnson says a $417 million verdict in a talc powder cancer case should be thrown out because three jurors were excluded by fellow panelists from the decision-making process. The three were wrongly left out of deliberations on the …

Legal Experts See Room for Deal in Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits

Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security …

Trump Settles University Fraud Claims for $25 Million, Avoids Trial

President-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims that his defunct Trump University cheated more than 6,000 students with false promises of teaching them his real estate secrets. The accord, announced Friday minutes before the start of …

President-Elect Trump Seeks Delay in Fraud Trial Over His Real Estate University

Donald Trump is pulling out the stops to stall a fraud trial over his defunct real estate “university” until he’s president. Having earlier persuaded a federal judge to delay the trial until after last week’s election, the president-elect now says …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …

Judge Expected to Allow Suit Against Trump University to Proceed

Just hours after Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, a federal judge in San Diego said he plans to allow former students who claim to have been cheated by Trump University to take the billionaire candidate to …

How Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway’ Win Could Affect Music Copyright Liability

Led Zeppelin’s victory over allegations the band stole the opening chords of “Stairway to Heaven” may reverse the swell in copyright infringement lawsuits over pop songs that followed last year’s “Blurred Lines” verdict. “‘Blurred Lines’ left everything wide open,” William …

Jury Backs Led Zeppelin in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Trial

Led Zeppelin won’t have to share royalties from one of rock-and-roll’s masterpieces after a jury found guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant didn’t steal the opening chords of “Stairway to Heaven” from an obscure 1968 instrumental. Thursday’s verdict followed …