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Asbestos Re-Surfaces in J&J Talcum Powder

Asbestos Re-Surfaces in J&J Talcum Powder November 15, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC For the first time ever, Johnson & Johnson recalled its baby powder (specifically single lot #22318RB, comprising 33,000 bottles) after the FDA announced trace levels of asbestos were found—purchased from an online retailer. J&J said it is working with the FDA to determine whether the product tested is authentic, counterfeit, or whether cross-contamination of the sample caused a false positive. And it also shows how the FDA lacks the ability to test consumer talc products.
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Players Challenge NCAA Pay Caps

Players Challenge NCAA Pay Caps November 13, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA Here’s the big question:  Does it make sense to resolve pay cap disputes between college athletes and the NCAA under federal antitrust law; or will justice be better served if courts understand the issue through the lens of wage and hour laws, including California labor law?  
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Bayer “Not Playing Nice in the Sandbox” of Monsanto Litigation

Bayer “Not Playing Nice in the Sandbox” of Monsanto Litigation November 12, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CAThere’s a dispute during the recent Roundup hearing: Monsanto has asked a California judge to depose cancer patients’ treating physicians first, but  plaintiffs’ attorney argues that will put his clients at an “extreme disadvantage”.
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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Accused of “Gouging” Consumers with Multiple NSF Fees

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Accused of “Gouging” Consumers with Multiple NSF Fees November 11, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Philadelphia, PA  “Gouging” is often implied, but rarely actually said excessive overdraft fee lawsuits. But there it is, in the class action lawsuit’s description of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s practice of charging multiple $28 insufficient fee charges for the same transaction and PFCU’s legal duty not to “[exercise] its discretion to enrich itself and gouge its customers.” It’s hot language, but a simple story.
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T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law

T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law November 8, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA T-Mobile will pay $8 million to settle California labor law violations. The telecommunications company allegedly failed to pay minimum and overtime wages; and compensation for off-the-clock work, and didn’t provide workers proper meal and rest breaks.
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Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma to shape ERISA fiduciary lawsuits

Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma to shape ERISA fiduciary lawsuits November 7, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DCOn December 4, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in an ERISA lawsuit that may have lasting implications for the ability of plan participants to sue over mismanagement of retirement funds. As Christopher Sulyma argues in his Supreme Court brief, ERISA plan participants should not be assumed to know about (and perhaps have consented to) suspect  financial decisions disclosed in a “Russian nesting doll” style series of linked online documents.
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Delta Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $3.5 Million

Delta Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $3.5 Million November 6, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CADelta Air Lines has agreed to pay $3.5 million to a class of approximately 3,300 past and present Delta workers to settle claims that the airline failed to pay overtime as required under the provisions of California labor law. The dispute centered on a complicated pay formula that included shift differential pay, non-discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing payments, and the fair market value of employee travel passes.
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Consumers Bring DoorDash Lawsuit over Stolen Tips

Consumers Bring DoorDash Lawsuit over Stolen Tips November 4, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA DoorDash customers, Jennifer Peter and Karson Theiss, have filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California alleging that DoorDash’s practice of pocketing tips intended for delivery drivers is an unfair business practice that misleads those who use the delivery service. Many who follow the litigation surrounding DoorDash may already be familiar with California labor lawsuits that claim that DoorDash drivers are misclassified as independent contractors.
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Has J&J Lost Its Way?

Has J&J Lost Its Way? October 25, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: One of thousands of Risperdal cases pending in the Philadelphia court system has resulted in a whopping $8 billion in damages awarded to a single plaintiff who claimed he developed breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. Plaintiff Nicholas Murray’s lawyers told the jury following the verdict that, “Johnson and Johnson is a company which has lost its way.”
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Halliburton Settles California Labor Lawsuit

Halliburton Settles California Labor Lawsuit October 24, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: A former truck driver for Halliburton Energy Services on October 3 told a California Federal Court that they are working on an agreement to settle a lawsuit claiming California labor law violations. The settlement notice said the court will be asked to voluntarily dismiss plaintiff Luis Guerrero’s allegations against one of the world's largest oil field service companies.
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