The Counterfeit Bookseller in the Coal Mine, with the Leaky Pipe
We have a wide range of cases for you in this issue – so hopefully there’s a little something in here for everyone. (Actually, hopefully not. That way your rights haven’t been violated.) Anyway, this time around we have investigations into a certain brand of leaky pipes and pipe fittings, things coal mining companies are and aren’t allowed to do, counterfeit books on Amazon, and some potentially dangerous jogging strollers. Keep reading for the details.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, plumbing is one of those things that when it fails before it should, it can be a major hassle. And now, another company is facing litigation over this very issue. Zurn PEX plumbing systems are under scrutiny after allegations surfaced that a manufacturing and design defect is causing early failure of the pipes, as well as water leaks, mold growth and property damage. Attorneys are specifically looking into the system that’s made from cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing, polyphenylsulfone plastic fittings, and metal crimp clamps that secure the tubing and fittings together. A successful lawsuit could help homeowners recover money for damage done to their properties, as well as the cost of repairs. For images of the parts in question as well as more information on the investigation, head over to our dedicated page.
This one’s for our Kentucky readers. Attorneys have reason to believe that Alliance Resource Partners has been illegally disposing of coal slurry onto the properties of people who it once contracted with for coal mining operations. It is believed that this disposal is not included in their initial mining agreements and that the coal mining company needs specific permission to inject coal slurry back into landowners’ properties. If you once had a mining contract with Alliance and noticed them disposing of coal slurry on your property, you may be able to take action. If successful, a lawsuit could help landowners recover the money they should have been paid for the use of their properties. We have all the information you need here.
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If you own the copyright for a musical composition, applied for a certificate of registration before June 29, 2017, and Spotify made the composition available for streaming without a license between December 28, 2012 and June 29, 2017, you may be covered.
For most of us, counterfeiting isn’t something we have to think about on a day-to-day basis – but for Amazon, that may be the problem. Attorneys are investigating whether the company could potentially be held accountable for taking a hands-off approach when it comes to the sale of counterfeit books on its platform. From medical and programming textbooks to The Crucible and Murder on the Orient Express, reports are surfacing that copies of existing works are being sold by third parties with the tell-tale signs of counterfeiting – smudged print, hard-to-read type, poor quality paper and binding, and even misspellings. If you received a counterfeit book that was purchased on Amazon.com and given to you as a gift or on the job, you may be able to help get the litigation rolling. Read on for more.
We strive to take the utmost care of our children and that becomes even harder when potentially dangerous products are being marketed as child safe. And now, a new class action lawsuit is suggesting that a certain line of jogging strollers manufactured and sold by Britax may be one to add to your list of those to avoid. According to the lawsuit, Britax Child Safety’s BOB line of jogging strollers suffer from a defect that allows the front wheel to detach unexpectedly during normal use, potentially causing serious injury. This isn’t, however, the first action to be taken against Britax over the issue. Nearly a year and a half ago, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sued Britax in an attempt to get the company to initiate a recall after an investigation found the product was unsafe. If you’re interested in reading more on the whole situation, we have a blog for you.
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