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Trunk Club Settles California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $1.75 Million

Trunk Club Settles California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $1.75 Million

September 21, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA The District Court for the Central District of California has approved an agreement under which Trunk Club, Inc., a Nordstrom-owned personal styling service, will pay $1.75 million to settle a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit. The settlement amount will be divided among 3,000 stylists located throughout the country.
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Amputees Fighting for Insurance Coverage Get Tips from Blue Cross Antitrust Lawsuit

Amputees Fighting for Insurance Coverage Get Tips from Blue Cross Antitrust Lawsuit

September 20, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Wilmington, DE As amputees fight for insurance coverage for advanced, microprocessor- assisted prostheses, it can help to look at other insurance lawsuits that describe a similar pattern of claims denials.
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Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit to Recover Back Wages

Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit to Recover Back Wages

September 18, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Ana, CA By a July 18, 2018 Order, the Superior Court of Orange County ruled that the new Dynamex “ABC” test for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors should be applied retroactively. The decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County was already expected to have far reaching consequences. The ruling in Johnson v. VCG-IS LLC suggests that employer liability for violations of the California Labor Code arising from the new understanding of legal standards may reach years back in time.
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Valsartan Recall Lawsuits Filed over Alleged Carcinogenic Contaminants

Valsartan Recall Lawsuits Filed over Alleged Carcinogenic Contaminants

September 17, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC On August 27, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration published updated press information that expands its original July 17 valsartan recall notice. Sixteen companies have now announced voluntary recalls of blood pressure and heart medications.
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Employment Attorney Alan Crone Discusses Main Reasons for Overtime Complaints

Employment Attorney Alan Crone Discusses Main Reasons for Overtime Complaints

September 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Memphis,TN: “We are seeing an increase in overtime complaints and in turn wage and hour lawsuits, such as the recent Cash America Pawnshop overtime lawsuit,” says employment attorney Alan Crone. Fortunately, the government and attorneys are cracking down on employers who deny employers their rights and they are helping workers to get what they are owed.
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Google Mail California Claims Expire end of September: File Now, Attorney Urges

Google Mail California Claims Expire end of September: File Now, Attorney Urges

September 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Attorney Ray Gallo has filed a lawsuit against Google on behalf of individuals seeking compensation for invasion of privacy. Gallo says that if you do not use Gmail but sent an email to a Gmail user, Google intercepted it and processed it for advertising purposes, and you may be owed $5,000 under the California Invasion of Privacy Act.
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Wheeler v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Seeks LTD Benefits for Injured Seaman

Wheeler v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Seeks LTD Benefits for Injured Seaman

September 14, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
San Diego, CA Christopher Wheeler was a Coxswain/Diesel mechanic, a contractor doing heavy physical work for the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet. On March 17, 2015, he was badly injured during a storm at sea off Bahrain. Hospitals and rehab landed him a computer job for which he had no aptitude or training. When that didn’t work out, his employer, Exelis, Inc. terminated his employment and Metropolitan Life Insurance (MetLife) denied his long term disability benefit application. He filed a long term denied disability lawsuit on August 2, 2018 in the Southern District of California. California’s de novo standard for the review of disability claims under ERISA may work to Wheeler’s benefit.
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