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(FDA S.E. Region, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 27, 2009) – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s inspection of a peanut butter and peanut paste processing facility in Georgia found harmful Salmonella at different places in the facility. Inspectors concluded that the Peanut Corporation of America failed “to manufacture foods under conditions and controls necessary to minimize the potential for growth of microorganisms and contamination.”
• Peanut Butter Products Recalled, Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
CIVIL PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE
Van de Kamp v. Goldstein, No. 07-854
In the context of 42 U.S.C. section 1983 civil rights suits, a prosecutor’s absolute immunity extends to claims that the prosecution failed to disclose impeachment material due to failure to: 1) properly train prosecutors; 2) properly supervise prosecutors; or 3) establish an information system containing potential impeachment material about informants.
CIVIL PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
Crawford v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville, No. 06-1595
The protection of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids retaliation by employers against employees who report workplace race or gender discrimination, extends to an employee who speaks out about discrimination not on her own initiative, but in answering questions during an employer’s internal investigation.
COMMERCIAL LAW, CONTRACTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, SERVICES, TAX LAW
US v. Eurodif S.A., No. 07-1059
In a case involving the propriety of the Commerce Department’s treatment of certain transactions as sales of “foreign merchandise” subject to the Tariff Act’s anti-dumping provision, 19 U.S.C. section 1673, the Court rules that the Commerce Department’s treatment of certain imports of low enriched uranium as sales of goods (rather than “services”) was a permissible interpretation and application of section 1673, despite the parties’ contracts calling the transactions “sales of uranium enrichment services”.
CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, EVIDENCE
Arizona v. Johnson, No. 07-1122
In a case involving the authority of police officers to “stop and frisk” a passenger in a motor vehicle after a traffic stop, the Court rules that: 1) the first condition of Terry v. Ohio, i.e. a lawful investigatory stop, is met whenever it is lawful for police to detain an automobile and its occupants pending inquiry into a vehicular violation; 2) police need not have, in addition, cause to believe any occupant of the vehicle is involved in criminal activity; and 3) to justify a pat-down of the driver or a passenger during a traffic stop, however, just as in the case of a pedestrian reasonably suspected of criminal activity, the police must harbor reasonable suspicion that the person subjected to the frisk is armed and dangerous.
CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, PER CURIAM, SENTENCING
Nelson v. US, No. 08-5657
The Court re-emphasizes that its cases do not allow a sentencing court (as opposed to an appellate court) to presume that a sentence within the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range is reasonable. Here, the sentencing court clearly applied a presumption of reasonableness to petitioner’s Guidelines range, and the circuit court erred in affirming the sentence.
ERISA, FAMILY LAW, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
Kennedy v. Plan Admin. for DuPont Savings & Inv. Plan, No. 07-636
In an ERISA case involving the Act’s limitation on assignment or alienation of benefits, and a divorced spouse’s purported waiver of her entitlement to benefits, the Supreme Court rules in favor of ERISA plan administrator that had paid out benefits to former wife-designated beneficiary because: 1) although a waiver of the type at issue, i.e. a federal common law waiver embodied in a divorce decree that was not a qualified domestic relations order, is not rendered invalid by the text of the anti-alienation provision; nevertheless, 2) plan administrator properly disregarded the waiver due to its conflict with the beneficiary designation made by former husband in accordance with plan documents.
New York paper filers will now file in Kansas City Service Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Claims against the City of New York are filed through the Comptroller’s Office Bureau of Law & Adjustment. Under Section 50-e of the General Municipal Law, all tort claims against the City of New York should be in writing on the enclosed forms or in a similar format. The Notice of Claim must be Notarized and served Personally or by Certified Mail within ninety (90) days from the date of the occurrence
All forms are in the Adobe .pdf format.
CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF NEW YORK
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By Daniel Wise
January 23, 2009
Questioning from a panel of federal appeals judges yesterday swamped the state’s primary argument for reinstating a series of restrictions on lawyer advertising that were enjoined in July.
Read the full article here.
Search for Peanut Butter Product Recalls
Information current as of 12 PM January 21, 2009
Peanut Butter Product Recall (Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak): Main Page
Note: This list includes food products subject to recall in the United States since January 2009 related to peanut butter and peanut paste recalled by Peanut Corporation of America. This list will be updated as new information is received. This information is current as of the date indicated. Once included, all food recalls will remain listed. If we learn that any information is not accurate, we will revise the list as soon as possible.