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A federal judge announced that Target Corporation and Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labeled “100% Egyptian Cotton” or “100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton,” despite being suspicious of their origin.
Monday’s decision by a federal judge in New York addressed claims that consumers nationwide overpaid for mislabeled cotton produced by an Indian textile company. Egyptian cotton often commands a premium price because of its prestige, and because its long fibers yield a softer and more durable fabric.
The judge stated that consumers may pursue claims of breach of warranty and negligent misrepresentation against the retailers, as well as a U.S. unit of the textile manufacturing company. Consumers may also proceed with fraud claims against the manufacturer.
Fraud claims against the retailers were dismissed because there was no clear evidence of “fraudulent intent.” New York and California consumers were allowed to sue the retailers under the consumer protective laws of those states.
A lawyer for the manufacturer and Bed Bath & Beyond declined to comment. Lawyers for Target Corp. did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
According to the complaint, the retailers sold the “Egyptian” cotton well into 2016 even though Target and Bed Bath & Beyond had known for several months that the cotton was mislabeled. Both retailers stopped selling the linens in question later in the year.
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming is 85 feet deep and almost impossible to see until you’re standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals – including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, American lions, and American cheetahs – shared the misfortune of not noticing the 15-foot-wide opening until they were plunging to their deaths. Now, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is preparing to reopen a metal grate over the opening to offer scientists what may be their best look yet at the variety of critters that roamed the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains during the planet’s last glacial period around 25,000 years ago.
The remote cave is exceptionally well preserved. It’s far too challenging and dangerous to have been trammeled in by casual explorers. The Bureau of Land Management installed the grate in the 1970s to keep people and animals out. A mound of dirt and rock containing layer upon layer of animal bones rises from the floor of the 120-foot-wide, bell-shaped chamber. Scientists hope the remains are sufficiently preserved in the cold, sheltered environment to contain snippets of genetic information.
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