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Legal News Roundup – June 10

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

Big Fines for Robocalls

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Reuters – The Federal Communications Commission  (FCC) proposed a record-setting $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers for allegedly placing 1 billion illegal robocalls. John C. Spiller II, Jakob Mears and their respective companies were named in the suit. According to the FCC, “consumers were offered short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans offered by lesser-known entities—a far cry from expectations.”

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Cosmetic Companies Moving Away from Talc

Reuters – As lawsuits and health concerns mount, Chanel, Revlon and L’Oreal are quietly moving away from using talc in certain products. Thousands of cancer lawsuits have been filed against body-powder market leader Johnson & Johnson. If you or a loved one used talcum powder and were then diagnosed with cancer, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or click here.

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Protestors File Suit

NBC News – Black Lives Matter filed a lawsuit against President Trump. The suit centers on protestors being forced out of Lafayette Square so the president could take a photo in front of a nearby church. The group claims their civil rights and First Amendment rights were violated.

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3M Sues Amazon Seller

N95 mask

N95 masks are the subject of lawsuits.

Law360 – 3M Co. filed its latest trademark lawsuit over price-gouging on N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company sued an Amazon vendor for selling fake masks at over 20 times the list price. The complaint states, “3M brings this lawsuit to protect consumers from being deceived, prevent healthcare providers and procurement officers from wasting their valuable time interacting with illegitimate offers for critical health supplies and stop defendants’ future infringement.”

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