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Sperm Bank Fraud Lawsuits in California

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation,Fraud on July 25, 2016

We just reviewed an interesting article in the New York Times about sperm bank fraud lawsuits in California.  Couples and individuals trust sperm banks in collecting and storing their sperm securely for a later date.  However, sperm banks have been found mishandling and misrepresenting the donated sperm.  Whether missing, misplaced, or containing disorders, these vials are not being maintained with… READ MORE

Fraud Lawsuits Against California Wine Company

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation,Fraud on January 19, 2016

Several fraud lawsuits against California wine company, Premier Cru, were put on hold recently after the company filed bankruptcy.  Consumers filed the fraud lawsuits against the California wine merchant after paying for expensive wines, but the company failed to deliver the product. As reported by WineSpectator.com, thePremier Cru entity filed bankruptcy after racking up an alleged $70 million in liabilities, including debts… READ MORE

California Organic Foods Fraud Lawsuits

Posted in Fraud on January 16, 2016

In Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., the California Supreme Court recently clarified that consumers may sue companies that falsely label their products organic.  California Organic Foods Fraud Lawsuits may exists where the foods are outright not organic, or where organic foods are mixed with non-organic, both of which Michelle Quesada alleges in her purported class action against Herb Thyme Farms,… READ MORE