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$24.5 Million Settlement in Navy Federal Credit Union Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit

$24.5 Million Settlement in Navy Federal Credit Union Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit

April 23, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Diego, CA Navy Federal Credit Union has agreed to settle a class action excessive overdraft fee lawsuit for $24.5 million. Plaintiffs’ lawyers will reportedly seek fees of $6.1 million, approximately 25 percent of the total settlement amount. The settlement marks the end of a lawsuit filed in June 2017.
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Sickening Stock Drop Prompts Boeing 737 ERISA Lawsuit

Sickening Stock Drop Prompts Boeing 737 ERISA Lawsuit

April 19, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Chicago, IL On March 31, participants in the Boeing Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP Plan) filed a class action ERISA lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois. The lawsuit alleges that Boeing knew about problems with its 737 MAX series of airplanes and hid the bad news, all while encouraging plan participants to invest in company stock though the VIP Stock Fund. When the planes dove out of the sky, the stock price dropped, too. Although it hardly compares to the terrible and tragic loss of life, plan participants were also injured when their retirement savings vanished.
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Uber Settles Driver Lawsuit for $20 Million

Uber Settles Driver Lawsuit for $20 Million

April 18, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA The settlement in O’Connor v. Uber, if approved, will end a 6-year class action California labor lawsuit over worker misclassification. The affected drivers will receive approximately 37 cents per mile driven for Uber. Significantly, however, Uber has not agreed to re-classify drivers as employees for benefit, minimum wage and overtime protections under California labor law. The settlement occurs as Uber moves toward an initial public offering that could value the company at $100 billion.
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California Truckers Keep Trucking – by the Hour

California Truckers Keep Trucking – by the Hour

April 17, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: The Supreme Court’s decision in March to reject the California Trucking Association’s appeal regarding workers illegally misclassified by companies as independent contractors is a victory for the California Labor Commissioner, truckers and teamsters. While the decision doesn’t set a standard for determining whether an independent driver is an employee, workers may be considered employees under the California prevailing wage law.
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“I was a Gadolinium Guinea Pig,” says Woman Diagnosed with Kidney Problems

“I was a Gadolinium Guinea Pig,” says Woman Diagnosed with Kidney Problems

April 17, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Boulder, CO: Nicole had over two dozen MRI’s with gadolinium contrast dye before she discovered the risks and side effects associated with this heavy metal – side effects the FDA has known of since at least 2007, when it slapped a black-box warning on all gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI, detailing an increased risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis with kidney-disease patients.
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Jury Awards Edwin Hardeman $80.2 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

Jury Awards Edwin Hardeman $80.2 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

April 15, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On March 27, a jury in Hardeman v. Monsanto Co., a Monsanto glyphosate lawsuit awarded Edwin Hardeman more than $80 million. A third trial, Pilliod v. Monsanto Co. is well under way. Allegations have flown about untoward jury influence, and U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria has begun to push the parties’ attorneys toward settlement. Things are now moving very fast in the world of Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits.
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Revel Systems to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $2.75 Million

Revel Systems to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $2.75 Million

April 12, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA The District Court for the Northern District of California has approved a settlement in a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit. In the lawsuit, Bisaccia v. Revel Systems, a group of inside sales representatives claim that Revel Systems, Inc. (Revel) failed to pay overtime wages as required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the terms of the settlement, a group of 149 plaintiffs will share a total of $2.75 million.
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