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Jacalyn Crecelius, J.D.
ProfileJacalyn Crecelius, J.D., is a legal content writer, attorney, and mediator with experience practicing in the areas of healthcare, elections, family law, and federal employment/security clearance defense. Jacalyn received a BA in Psychology from Otterbein University, a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of law, and, most recently, an MA in Governance and Human Rights from Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.
Articles by Jacalyn Crecelius, J.D.
PFAS Litigation: An Overview
Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) encompass a myriad of chemicals commonly added to consumer goods and industrial products such as firefighting foams. PFAS properties make products waterproof, nonstick, and stain resistant. Also known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS do not break…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor
Top 7 Mass Torts to Watch in 2023
2022 was an eventful year for mass torts and 2023 is proving to be no different. In our 2022 recap piece, we covered major moments in the year’s five top actions. Here, you will find a summary of the seven…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor
Water Providers Join MDL Alleging Contaminated Water Sources
There’s a phrase in economics known as the tragedy of the commons. It describes scenarios in which individuals’ short-term selfish interests are at odds with long-term group interests and the common good. Water rights are a prime, real-world example of…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News
Google Serves Microsoft Subpoena for Documents in Antitrust Lawsuit
The parties in the Google antitrust lawsuit are currently going through an onerous discovery process that includes demands for Microsoft to produce documents. With a trial date of September 12, 2023, this case is likely to be in our periphery…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News
What Happens When Expert Testimonies Conflict?
The Slip and Fall Case: Malcolm v. Regal Ideas, INC. In Malcolm v. Regal Ideas, INC., the plaintiff alleged he sustained injuries while using a ladder sold by Regal Ideas, INC. While atop the ladder, the rungs broke beneath him,…Posted on in Featured & News & Working with Experts
TransUnion v. Ramirez: No Harm, No Foul
June 25, 2021, marked a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision, which struck a blow to consumers in a virtual world. Plaintiffs brought suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regarding the inaccuracy of TransUnion’s credit files. Though the FCRA…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News
Department of Justice Prioritizing COVID-19 Fraud Lawsuits
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has made it clear that COVID-19 related fraud is still a priority issue. The DOJ is presently targeting a large range of COVID-19 fraud litigation. Included targets are the Paycheck Protection Program, Unemployment Assistance, Economic…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News
Hyundai & Kia Engine Fires Class Action Reaches $1.3 Billion Settlement
Originally estimated to be a $758 million payout, this boosted deal will affect 3.9 million class-defined vehicle drivers. Associated defects can cause engine seizure or stalling, engine failure, and even fire. Potential awards include warranty extensions, repair reimbursement, and compensation…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News
Peloton Shareholder Lawsuits Bring Corporate Duties into Question
Peloton Interactive, Inc. has had quite an eventful legal calendar this spring—with summer not looking any better. Since April 2021, the company has been on the wrong end of two shareholder class action suits. The suits showcase the range of…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News
Amazon Drops Mandatory Arbitration Clause Following Thousands of Alexa Voice Recording Complaints
Amazon has recently dropped its mandatory arbitration clause for customer claims. The move comes after the company received thousands of complaints alleging its Alexa digital assistant illegally preserved voice recordings. Arbitration has long been the preferred conflict resolution method for…Posted on in Featured & Litigation Monitor & News