Articles by Anjelica Cappellino, J.D.

Why You Need an Expert During Early Case Assessment

As the subject matter of lawsuits become increasingly technical and specialized, experts remain a ubiquitous and necessary part of litigation. Although an expert witness’s testimony can be incredibly impactful at trial, their involvement is just as valuable—if not more—when first…

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First COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuit Ready for Trial

In response to denied business interruption insurance claims, thousands of small business owners have turned to legal action against their insurers—with mixed results.  But one case, filed by a Louisiana restaurant group, has recently survived a summary judgment motion filed…

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Uber and Lyft Drivers are Not Employees Per California’s Prop 22

On Election Day 2020, California voters approved one of the most expensive ballot measures in the state’s history, Proposition 22. The measure was both created and heavily campaigned for by Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. With the passing of Proposition 22,…

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Three Prominent Medical Device MDLs Face COVID-19 Delays

Over the past several years, medical device manufacturers have been facing a growing number of lawsuits stemming from hernia mesh products—surgical implantations used to repair torn hernias. While hernia mesh has been a common treatment, with over one million repairs…

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Department of Justice Hits Google with Antitrust Lawsuit

In late October 2020, the Department of Justice filed claims against the technology giant, Google, alleging violations of antitrust laws. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, accuses Google of unlawfully holding a…

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OSHA Updates Employer Rules for Reporting COVID-19 Fatalities

On September 30, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published answers to frequently asked questions concerning an employer’s obligation to report hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of COVID-19. Since the early days of the pandemic, OSHA…

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Pedal Recall is Latest Legal Trouble for Peloton

The Peloton indoor cycling bike has become more than just a home workout, it has become something of a status symbol. But despite the company’s explosive growth since founding in 2012 and a loyal following of millions, Peloton has faced…

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The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act: What Makes a Winning Case?

In a time where technology is an ever-changing, omnipresent aspect of our everyday lives, there is an increasing number of ways our privacy and personal information can be compromised. Biometric data—that is, physical characteristics of a person that can be…

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The Next Wave of COVID-19 Litigation: “Take Home” Lawsuits

The potential for employees to contract COVID-19 at their place of employment has been a huge issue during the current pandemic. This is especially true for essential workers who continued to clock in hours despite a nationwide shutdown when the…

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JUUL Investors Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit

There appears to be no slowing down for litigation surrounding JUUL, the electronic cigarette company named in a flurry of lawsuits in the past few years. Most recently, a derivate shareholder lawsuit was filed against Altria Group, a major investor…

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