Tag: lawsuit

Court Rules Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Anonymous Reviewers

January 10, 2014 // 12:17 pm

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that Yelp must reveal the identities of seven anonymous reviewers who severely criticized a local business. The court deemed that their  ”comments were not protected First Amendment opinions” if the Yelpers were never customers and thus, their reviews false. The game-changing decision could have negative…

Time to Panic: Sriracha Shipment on Halt Until Mid-January

December 12, 2013 // 12:29 pm

Shipment of everyone’s beloved Sriracha will be on halt until mid-January.  Huy Fong Foods has been on lock ever since the California Department of Public Health began to implement stricter guidelines for the company’s production. Since their sauces are ground fresh and not cooked, batches of Sriracha, Chili Garlic and Sambal…

Apocalypse Avoided! Judge Denies Attempt to Shut Down Sriracha Factory

October 31, 2013 // 11:50 am

It looks like a national Sriracha crisis has been avoided, for now. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge denied the city of Irwindale’s request to shut down production of Sriracha over complaints that the odor emanating from the factory was causing burning eyes, irritated throats and

Yelpers Sue Yelp, Claim They’re ‘Unpaid Writers’ & Want Off the ‘Slave Ship’

October 30, 2013 // 5:32 pm

A group of Yelpers have filed a California class action lawsuit against Yelp, claiming they are actually unpaid employees who deserve compensation for their hard work. According to the lawsuit, a “vast majority of the ratings, reviews, and photos posted on [Yelp's] websites are created and supplied…

Sriracha CEO Warns a Factory Shutdown Will Cause Price Spike for Beloved Rooster Sauce

October 29, 2013 // 5:21 pm

Earlier we reported that the city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, requesting a halt to Sriracha production at Huy Fong Foods factory. The call for the shutdown was due to nearby residents complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches caused by the pungent chili odor emanating from…

City Sues Sriracha, Complains the Factory’s Glorious Odor is Irritating Residents

October 29, 2013 // 12:35 pm

A Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California may be forced to shut down due to nearby residents complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches caused by the pungent chili odor emanating from the plant. 

The city filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, requesting a halt to production at…

Starbucks vs ‘Starbung,’ Starbucks Sues Bangkok Vendor Over Logo

October 22, 2013 // 4:43 pm

Starbucks is suing a coffee vendor in Bangkok for using a logo curiously similar to the coffee giant’s.

Starbung — owned by 43-year-old Damrong Maslae — employs a green-and-white insignia featuring stars and a moon with a smiling figure at the center. Starbucks filed a cease-and-desist letter on Oct 17th last…

McDonald’s Sued for Forcing Fee-Charging Payroll Card on Employees

July 6, 2013 // 1:10 pm

A former employee at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s is suing the fast food franchise for requiring her to receive her wages through a payroll debit card that charged fees.

In a model that had been used by several major franchises in the U.S., including Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Wal-Mart, workers…

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