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Lasko Products & Guardian Move to Dismiss Class Action Germicidal UV Product Claimants’ Complaint

Represented by a team of lawyers at BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER LLP, Guardian Technologies LLC and Lasko Products LLC ask the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit against complaining about those companies’ GermGuardian products incorporating UV-C germicidal features. Guardian and Lasko tell the Court the fact plead and the analysis…

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Supergoop Moves to Dismiss Class Action Sunscreen Lawsuit

Represented by lawyers at ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP, Supergood LLC asks the Honorable John P. Cronan to dismiss a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 products who claim they were duped. Supergoop says the plaintiffs have failed to plead sufficient facts rising to a concrete and particularized…

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Creditors Vote to Accept Chapter 11 Plan Allowing Lenders to Take Control of Smart Glass Manufacturer View, Inc.

Kroll Restructuring Administration LLC distributed ballots to creditors entitled to vote on the chapter 11 plan proposed by View, Inc., and tabulated the results. Fourteen holders of prepetition term loan claims totaling $27.1 million and seventeen holders of prepetition convertible notes totaling $219.7 million voted to accept the plan. No creditor voted to reject the…

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Judge Bibas Persuaded by Global Plasma to Strike Some Expert Testimony Introduced by Garner Class Plaintiff

In an oral ruling earlier this week, the Honorable Stephanos Bibas says he won’t consider expert testimony on the plaintiff’s behalf from Max Sherman because his written declaration is materially inconsitent with sworn deposition testimony. “Under the sham affidavit doctrine, when a party does not explain the contradiction between a subsequent affidavit and a prior…

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Judge Calabrese Wants to Make Supply Agreement Ruling in Benedettini Cabinets’ Hazy UV Coating Lawsuit Against Sherwin-Williams

The Honorable J. Philip Calabrese convened a status conference on Wed., May 1, with the lawyers representing Benedettini Cabinets, L.P., and Sherwin-Williams Company. At that get-together, Judge Calabrese directed the parties to place their discovery dispute about so-called Batch Cards on hold and provide the Court with briefing about the applicability of the parties’ Supply…

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Judge Menendez Takes Ray-Ban® Antitrust Litigation Venue Change Request Under Advisement & Magistrate Judge Docherty Appoints Interim Co-Lead Purchasers’ Counsel

U.S. Magistrate Judge John F. Docherty entered an order last week granting a Feb. 7 request in the antitrust litigation against EssilorLuxottica to appoint: (A) Interim Co-Lead Counsel for the proposed class of direct purchaser plaintiffs: Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP (Heidi M. Silton); Gustafson Gluek PLLC (Daniel C. Hedlund); Zimmerman Reed LLP (David M. Cialkowski);…

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Dr. Gorensek, Who Raised Funds to Buy Germicidal UV Equipment for Holy Cross Hospital Covid ICU, Sues for Discrimination, Retaliation & Breach of Contract

“When there was an outbreak of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter in the Covid ICU” at Holy Cross Hospital, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Margaret Gorensek, M.D., “raised the funds to purchase the ultraviolet technology that helped to eradicate this outbreak.” In a lawsuit prepared by lawyers at THE AMLONG FIRM in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Gorensek tells…

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Heidrick & Struggles Agrees to Return Half of $120,000 Alleged Preference Payment to Healthe Bankruptcy Trustee

As previously shared with UV Reporter subscribers, David W. Carickhoff, the Chapter 7 Trustee overseeing the liquidation of Healthe, Inc., alleged in a complaint initiating an adversary proceeding the company’s records show it wired $120,946.55 to Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., less than 90 days prior to Heathe’s bankruptcy filing. The trustee said the payment was preferential…

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Benedettini Cabinets & Sherwin-Williams Ask Judge Calabrese to Referee Hazy UV Coating Lawsuit Discovery Dispute

Benedettini Cabinets, L.P., wants so-called Batch Cards related to the UV 257 product Sherwin-Williams Company sold the cabinetmaker. Those Batch Cards, Benedettini says, will provide information about the manufacturing process for each specific batch of UV 257 and whether Sherwin-Williams manufacture of a specific batch of UV 257 complied with product specifications. In a joint…

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Judge Goldblatt Signs Orders Paving Way for Lenders to Take Control of Smart Glass Manufacturer View, Inc.

The Honorable Craig T. Goldblatt signed-off on a final order authorizing View Inc. to enter into post-bankruptcy lending agreements that will give the company sufficient working capital while in chapter 11 to transition ownership of the company’s assets to its lenders under the terms of a confirmed chapter 11 plan. Following entry of that order,…

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