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Red Onions Linked to Salmonella

Following a salmonella outbreak linked to red onions that sickened people across many states, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that a company based in Bakersfield, California is likely the source of the potentially contaminated onions. Throughout the investigation, it was determined that red onions are likely the source of this outbreak, and the [….]


Bagged Salad Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported over 200 cases of  Cyclospora infections which included 23 hospitalizations so far. Recalls have been issued and the agencies are advising consumers to avoid select store brands of garden salad mixes. So far, the stores suspected to have the contaminated salad [….]


Roundup Litigation Comes to Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement

Bayer recently announced agreements designed to resolve major Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation, and PCB water litigation. In addition to these agreements, the company has put in place a mechanism to efficiently resolve potential future claims. Bayer will be making a payment of $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to [….]


Business Interruption Insurance Could Save Businesses

The novel coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on our daily lives, with authorities instituting strict mandates in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These directives have created significant losses for businesses and individuals that struggle to comply with required closures, cancellations and interruptions. Now, businesses are unsure of what their future may hold [….]


COVID-19 Outbreaks Continue in Nursing Homes

Widespread and shocking outbreaks have continued to wreak havoc in nursing homes across the country, leaving families of loved ones in these facilities worried about their elderly relative’s health and safety. The first warning of devastation the coronavirus could cause within nursing homes came in late February, when residents of a suburban Seattle nursing home [….]


Cruise Ships may not have Responded Properly

As the world continues to take necessary precautions to slow down rates of coronavirus infections, the Carnival cruise ship company is facing backlash over their response to reported outbreaks. More than 1,500 people on the company’s cruise ships have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with dozens of fatalities. While multiple of the company’s cruise ships were [….]


Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Essential Workers

While the current COVID-19 pandemic has left many people without employment, frontline workers and first responders have still continued to work. This has led to many frontline workers worried about contracting the coronavirus and what impact that would have on their income. However, this past week, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced an emergency rule. This [….]


FDA Pulls Zantac

On April 1, 2020, the FDA announced its request for manufacturers of ranitidine products (Zantac) to immediately withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market. This is the most recent step in the ongoing investigation into N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medication. Ranitidine is the common name of popular prescription and over the [….]


Remote Legal Assistance

While Illinois is under the “shelter-in-place” order, our physical offices will be closed in order to comply with the guidelines. However, our staff will be working remotely to remain accessible to our clients. To ensure the well-being of our clients, staff, and community, we have been implementing some adjustments that strive to keep everyone as [….]


September is Food Safety Education Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to work towards keeping the world’s food supply safe for consumption and in doing so have dedicated the month of September as National Food Safety Education Month. This is used to promote food safety and help inform consumers about ways to prevent food poisoning. It is [….]