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The Last Straw for Starbucks? Company Pledges to Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020 Starbucks announced on July 9 that it plans to phase out plastic straws from its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. This move follows the city of Seattle’s recent ban on plastic straws, where...

California Feed Supply Company Defends Captive Insurance DeductionsKings River Commodities, LLC, a livestock feed business, was denied $2.83 million in deductions for captive insurance expenses. In a U.S. Tax Court petition, dated May 11, 2017, the company argues that these expenses were necessary to...

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination “on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation.” Title III of the ADA contains 12 specific categories of public...

A Growing IndustryWith a decreasing labor supply, increased demands for year-round food, transparency in the supply chain, and environmental sustainability have precipitated the growth of the AgTech industry. This phenomenon—discernible on a global scale—has been most evident in California, which is well-known for its large...

In the last few decades, many AgTech businesses have found it increasingly difficult to navigate the multitude of tax laws imposed by states and localities. The process of determining the correct tax base, collecting tax from customers, and remitting that tax to the appropriate authority...

The Northern District of California recently ruled that a consumer had no standing to pursue class action claims for injunctive relief after tea maker Twinings removed certain labeling about antioxidants from its packages.In May 2012, Nancy Lanovaz sued Twinings North America, Inc. alleging causes of...

Employers must comply with both Federal and state employment laws and regulations. Most companies face the challenge of keeping up to date with the ever changing landscape of employment laws and regulations which typically vary from state to state. While there are a host of...

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