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When it comes to ADA compliance, businesses are often a little bit confused about what to do.

It can be difficult enough deciphering whether some new or modern design element in a brick and mortar establishment will meet ADA accessibility requirements, but businesses must also figure out what that means digitally as companies are facing an increasing number of lawsuits over ADA website accessibility.

As Talc Lawsuits Rise, J&J Supplier Seeks Bankruptcy

Following a multi-billion verdict in a talc case, a key supplier for Johnson & Johnson's baby powder filed for bankruptcy.

Imerys Talc America said it could not afford to defend itself from nearly 15,000 lawsuits over its talc mineral product. Last year, a jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who said talc baby powder caused ovarian cancer.

In the talc litigation, it was a bellwether case for future cases. For the talc company, it was the beginning of the end.

The luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is facing a similar diesel-gate to what Volkswagen went through, and it's been ongoing for some time, but just not really on anyone's radar.

It is being alleged that certain models had software "defeat devices" that detected when the vehicle was being emissions tested and when it did, the vehicle would operate within the legally allowed emissions ranges for the test, but otherwise, the car would not. For Mercedes though, they should have seen it coming as they shared the same supplier with VW that helped to create the emissions testing defeat devices.

For Equifax, the 2017 data breach debacle still isn't over. That's because the consolidated class action stemming from the breach is still being litigated out in court.

Most recently, the federal court in Atlanta denied Equifax's motion to dismiss the case, explaining that despite uncertain damages, it is clear that the company owed a duty to protect consumers' information from a data breach.

Most in-house lawyers and general counsel have been in that unfortunate position of looking at an email that a c-level or other executive sent, and just being able to muster no other reaction than a face palm.

You know the one where you slowly close your eyes, wonder for a moment if this is real life, or just fantasy, then abruptly bring your hand up to your forehead, cupping your brow, while shaking your head back and forth as disappointingly as you know how. Generally, when this happens, there are two feelings most lawyers will experience: If the email was internal or only to legal, relief; if the email went outside the company, panic.

Below, you can read about the recent email discovered in the Massachusetts attorney general's case against Purdue Pharma that is likely and rightly causing a panic.

The company that makes Oreos has filed a really big case against its insurer, Zurich, due to a refusal to cover losses related to a cyberattack.

The insurer claims that the attack falls under a policy exclusion for an act of war because it has been attributed to Russia. And the case raises some valid, and untested, issues for companies offering and buying cyber-insurance policies.

Wells Fargo to Pay Another $575 Million in Nationwide Settlement

Wells Fargo will be writing some big checks in a consumer protection case with all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to reports, the company will pay $575 million to settle complaints that the bank pressured its employees to create fake checking, credit card, and other accounts for customers without their knowledge. Investigators said the practice affected more than 3.5 million accounts.

The bank has already paid more than $600 million in restitution and $1 billion in fines. So long as the bank doesn't run out of checks, however, the worst may be over.

GE Lawsuit Claims Uptake Poached Executives

General Electric is suing Uptake Technologies, alleging the up-and-coming tech company is trying to steal its trade secrets.

Uptake has lured away top talent from the industrial giant, GE claims, in a "ruthless scheme" to poach its executives. GE wants a judge to restrain the former employees from disclosing proprietary information.

Courts will award damages when defendants take trade secrets. In this case, however, the plaintiff wants to stop it before it happens.

In the never-ending saga of Uber finding themselves in legal trouble over acting like, well, Uber, the ride hailing behemoth has been sued by Sidecar.

Remember Sidecar? They basically pioneered the concept of ride sharing with an upfront price, and were a real competitor in the industry, at least until, as the company alleges in its lawsuit, Uber engaged in anti-competitive conduct which crushed any chances the company had of competing in the industry.

Hawaiian Brand Chips Sued for Misleading Name

In case you didn't know, Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips are made in Washington State.

And that's why there is a new case against the chip maker. The company doesn't hide the fact that the chips are made in the mainland, but the plaintiffs say it is false advertising to call them "Hawaiian" chips.

By motion or settlement, the case could be over before too long. But it's still a wake-up call for businesses that advertise products using a state name.