Category Archives: Legal

03Oct/20

AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.

AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property. Read more

14Aug/20

Greenberg Traurig’s Gary Stiffelman Represents Social Media IInfluencers Charli and Dixie D’Amelio in Recent Entertainment Deals

Shareholder Gary Stiffelman, of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, represents social media influencers Charli and Dixie D’Amelio and their parents in virtually all aspects of their entertainment needs and careers. He has advised the family members on numerous recent deals including with T-Mobile, Spotify, Coppertone, Dermalogica, Morphe, Honey, and other major brands, as well as counseling them on many television, film, web, and mobile productions and in the creation and licensing of various products in all areas. Stiffelman also advised Dixie D’Amelio on her recent recording agreement with LA Reid’s Hitco Label.read more

09Jun/20

Houston-Based Preacher Turned Realtor, Dr. Ramson Mumba, Sued for $3 Million

Pacific Diversified Investments (PDI), a property investment management company based in California filed a federal lawsuit today against prosperity-gospel preacher and real-estate promoter, Dr. Ramson Mumba. PDI filed a complaint for damages, declaratory relief, and injunctive relief for the millions of dollars allegedly misappropriated at the hands of Mumba. Read more

25May/20

Berger Montague Class action lawsuit: Big Pharma firm Gilead Sciences sent envelopes marking recipients as users of HIV medication

An Alabama man was mortified when an envelope for him with the return address HIV Prevention Team in bold red lettering turned up in his workplace mailroom. An Indiana man, who is so protective of his confidentiality that he fills his HIV-related prescriptions at a different pharmacy chain from where he gets his other medications, was shocked to receive the same mailing. Read more

19May/20

Federal Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Tyson Foods After Employee COVID-19 Death

An employee of Tyson Foods stationed at the company’s meat processing plant in Amarillo, Texas suffered a work-related injury, contracted COVID-19, and died. The family is represented by the VB Attorneys law firm based in Houston, Texas. https://mpelembe.net/pr-newswire/news-releases/?rkey=20200519DA12030&filter=19466

10Nov/17

Embattled Uber loses UK workers rights appeal

A British tribunal has upheld a lower body’s decision that Uber drivers are entitled to rights including minimum wage and vacation time. It’s yet another blow to the taxi service as it struggles to survive in its most important European market. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

19Oct/17

FBI and UK’s FCA investigating international links to South Africa’s Gupta family, currently emboiled in a corruption scandal

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa’s Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family’s alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday (19 October). Continue reading

25Sep/17

BNP Paribas subject of full-scale Rwanda probe in France

PARIS, FRANCE, (REUTERS) – French judicial investigators have opened a full-scale inquiry into allegations of complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an official at the public prosecutor’s office said on Monday (September 25). Continue reading

18Sep/17

KPMG South Africa facing legal action

South Africa’s tax agency on Monday accused KPMG of “unethical” and “unlawful” behaviour and said it plans to take legal action against the global auditor. It relates to a report carried out by the firm that suggested the former finance minister ran a rogue unit to spy on political leaders – as Kate King explains. Continue reading