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In the News Today – May 15, 2014

Kashi has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming its products contained unnaturally processed and synthetic ingredients. Lawyers will get up to $1.25M in the settlement, while consumers will get a reported 50 cents per package. (Legal Newsline)

A Florida man has filed a class action lawsuit against Quicken Loans for what he says was a violation of the Telephone Comsumer Protection Act (TCPA). The lawsuit alleges the company violated TCPA by calling sales leads using an autodialer. ILR highlighted the growth of TCPA lawsuits in a 2013 paper, “The Juggernaut of TCPA Litigation: The Problems with Uncapped Statutory Damages.” (Law360)

The head of an asbestos support group in Hampshire, U.K., has condemned the government’s changes to the country’s asbestos victims compensation system, “that could allow lawyers to swipe up to 25 per cent of damages payments to people diagnosed with the disease.” (The Daily Echo)

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