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Former H-2B workers seek approval on TruGreen settlement

August 19, 2014By

Former foreign workers of TruGreen Landcare are further urging a New York federal court to grant final approval to their $1.8 million collective and class action settlement with the company, according to Law360. The class, which comprises about 119 opt-in employees, declares TruGreen didn’t reimburse them for visa and travel costs, therefore failed to pay them minimum wage. The suit... read more

Ohio landscape pro sued for violating consumer laws

March 25, 2014By

In a lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general’s office, David Rose of All-Star Powerhouse Disciples Landscaping and Tree Service was charged with violations of Ohio’s consumer laws, according to Dayton Daily News. A total of 15 consumers filed complaints saying they paid the Springfield, Ohio-based firm for work that was not completed. Filed in Montgomery County, the attorney general’s... read more

Ohio Attorney General sues landscaping business owner

December 3, 2013By

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against Thomas Huber Jr., operating under the business names of Huber’s Tree Care, Capital Tree Service and Tree Doctor, for multiple violations of Ohio’s consumer laws. “This individual represented that he was licensed to perform services that he wasn’t licensed to provide,” DeWine said. “It’s unfair to consumers when individuals or businesses... read more

Bayer accuses Syngenta of patent infringement

April 22, 2013By

Bayer AG’s CropScience unit, maker of the Chipco Signature fungicide, has filed a lawsuit claiming Syngenta AG’s Appear product uses its patented technology and falsely claims to be a superior product, Bloomberg News reports. Bayer filed a complaint April 16 asking a federal court in North Carolina to order the infringement and marketing pitch stopped, as well as cash compensation... read more

DuPont to settle Imprelis claims

February 25, 2013By
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PHILADELPHIA—According to a report by Bloomberg News, DuPont Co. has “won a federal judge’s approval to settle class-action claims that its Imprelis herbicide damaged trees at tens of thousands of homes and golf courses.” Read the article in its entirety here. read more

Lawsuit filed against TruGreen Ltd. for overtime dispute

November 27, 2012By

PHILADELPHIA—According to an article in the Pennsylvania Record, TruGreen has been named as a defendant in a class-action lawsuit in Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court. The “complaint alleges that the defendant’s ‘fluctuating workweek methodology’ for overtime compensation meant the plaintiffs and other putative class members were underpaid for hours worked more than 40 in any given workweek dating back to Nov.... read more