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Legal News Roundup: July 22

Here’s a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week.

Burger King vs. Vegans

Burger King Impossible Whopper

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper was at the center of a lawsuit.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Burger King. The fast-food giant was accused of deceiving customers into thinking it cooked its “Impossible Whopper” on different grills than the ones used to cook beef and chicken. U.S. District Judge Raag Singhal stated, “Burger King promised a non-meat patty and delivered.”

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Fox News Hosts Accused of Sexual Misconduct

NPR –  Two women – a former producer and a guest commentator – filed a civil suit against Fox News. The lawsuit accuses former anchor Ed Henry of rape, harassment and sexual misconduct. Notable Fox News commentators Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz are also named as defendants.

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U.S. EPA proposing first-ever airplane emissions standards

airplane

Airplanes may be subject to emission standards moving forward.

Reuters – The Environmental Protection Agency will propose the first U.S. emissions standards for commercial aircraft. Planes account for 12 percent of all U.S. transportation greenhouse gas emissions. They are the largest source of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions not subject to standards.

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Apple Defends App Store

Bloomberg News – Apple Inc. defended the fees it charges developers who sell software and services through the company’s App Store. The issue is likely to be central to a congressional antitrust hearing next week. Some developers have complained for years about high fees, overly strict rules and that Apple’s own apps have an unfair advantage.

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