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Prank Calls Wreck Restaurants – Criminal Liability and Fire Code Requirements

By Constantine Mittendorf

Attention Prank Calls

Last week, a number of restaurants in California’s Central Valley received a phone call from someone claiming to be from either a local fire department or a fire alarm company.  The caller asked the restaurant to test the emergency fire suppression system, claiming that the system was in “test mode.”  The problem was, it was a prank call, and the fire suppression system was not in “test mode.”

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The Great Sushi Swindle

By Constantine Mittendorf

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Ever wonder if that sashimi you ordered is really bluefin tuna?   Well, the San Diego County City Attorney’s Office recently announced that it has been criminally prosecuting instances of sushi mislabeling.

“DNA testing found that one-third (33 percent) of the 1,215 samples analyzed nationwide were mislabeled

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