Articles by Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

NY State Sues Amazon Over Alleged Failures to Protect Workers From COVID-19

On February 16, 2021, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging it failed to protect workers at two warehouses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The complaint further asserts that Amazon took retaliatory action against employees who…

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COVID-19 Should Not Delay JUUL, Altria Hearings, Says FTC

Tobacco manufacturer Altria and e-cigarette company JUUL recently sought to delay the April 2021 start of a virtual Federal Trade Commission (FTC) evidentiary hearing, arguing that a three-month delay might further reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. The trial in…

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COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit Against Publix May Proceed, Rules Judge

Judge Carlos Lopez, of Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit, recently denied a motion to dismiss in Gutierrez v. Publix. The case, which focuses on issues of workers’ compensation and wrongful death in connection with COVID-19, is likely to lay the groundwork…

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Zantac MDL Judge Finds Preemption for Economic Injury, Design Defect Claims

In early January 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Robin Rosenberg moved to dismiss economic damages and design defect claims against major drugmakers in the ongoing Zantac multidistrict litigation. Judge Rosenburg ruled that these claims against Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Boehringer…

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Amazon To Pay $61.7 Million FTC Settlement Over Witheld Driver Tips

Amazon recently entered a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to resolve claims of improper driver compensation. Under the terms of the agreement, Amazon will pay nearly $62 million to settle charges that it failed to pay its Amazon…

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Apple Allegedly Banned COVID-19 Tracker App to Thwart Competition

A lawsuit recently filed in a New Hampshire federal court claims that Apple kept COVID-19 tracking applications out of its App Store in order to reduce competition for its own COVID-19 tracker. In doing so, the complaint alleges that Apple…

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Class Action Against Diagnostic Testing Company Marks First COVID-19 Related Securities Suit of 2021

Decision Diagnostics Corp., a diagnostic testing company, has been named as the defendant in the first coronavirus-related securities lawsuit of the new year. The case may also be the first coronavirus-related lawsuit filed in the wake of an SEC enforcement…

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Deutsche Bank Agrees to $130 Million Settlement Over Claims of Bribery, Market Manipulation

Deutsche Bank recently agreed to pay over $130 million in a settlement involving two separate claims—that Deutsche Bank paid bribes for overseas business and that it was involved in the manipulation of metal markets. The settlement’s terms also include a…

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FTC Issues Record $1.2 Million Fine in “Made in USA” Product Labeling Case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a record penalty against glue manufacturing company Chemence, Inc. for its violation of a 2016 order to cease deceptive marketing tactics. Now, the company must pay $1.2 million over product labels falsely claiming…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Autodialer Case Against Facebook

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in the case, Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid. The case concerns the tech giant’s use of automated text messages to contact users and whether this mode of communication should be governed under the…

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