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In the matter: CF Beef & Grain, LLC, Debtor., No. 18-20898-BEH, 2018 WL 4502023 (Bankr. E.D. Wis. Sept. 18, 2018);
Court found against confirmation, because the Debtor’s plan is not feasible, and implicitly rests on a closely related LLC continuing to default on its obligation to one of the Debtor’s secured lenders, among other shortcomings.
TARA CASEY, on behalf of herself & all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. ODWALLA, INC. & THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, Defendants., No. 17-CV-2148 (NSR), 2018 WL 4500877 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2018);  Plaintiff asserts that defendants violated the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1983 (the “FDCA”) and the New York General Business Law (the “GBL”) and misled consumers when they labeled certain juice products “100% Juice” with “No Added Sugar.” Plaintiff also asserts a claim for unjust enrichment. Dismissal of unjust enrichment claims.
Monarch Nut Co., LLC v. Goodnature Prod., Inc., No. 14-CV-1017S, 2018 WL 4491455 (W.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2018);
Company engaged in the blueberry business contracted for equipment to make dried sweetened blueberries.  The failure of the equipment or the plan of the company lead to the system not working.  This lawsuit ensues about a variety of claims from each party.
James Craten, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Foster Poultry Farms Inc., Defendant. Additional Party Names: Amanda Craten, N.C., No. CV-15-02587-PHX-DLR, 2018 WL 4492287 (D. Ariz. Sept. 19, 2018);  In 2013, then 17 month-old Plaintiff N.C. contracted salmonellosis and subsequently experienced severe complications. N.C.’s parents, Plaintiffs, brought this action in December 2015, alleging that N.C.’s illness was caused by raw chicken processed by Defendant. The Plaintiffs’ amended complaint asserted negligence, strict liability, and breach of the implied warranty of merchantability claims.  Defendants motion for judgment as a matter of law is denied, and an order consistent with jury’s verdict is to be entered.