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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.
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?
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
- Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8 Million Settlement By Anne Wallace (Oct-23-19)
- College Athletes: Fair Pay to Play Act By Anne Wallace (Oct-22-19)
- Did the Ninth Circuit Gut ERISA Enforcement in Schwab 401k Mismanagement Lawsuit? By Anne Wallace (Oct-21-19)
- Does Bayer Regret Buying Monsanto? By Jane Mundy (Oct-18-19)
- United Federal Credit Union Settles Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuit for $1.75 Million By Anne Wallace (Oct-16-19)
- J&J Wins a Few Asbestos Talc Trials--and Loses More By Jane Mundy (Oct-14-19)
- Court Rejects $1.75 Million Hertz Wage Lawsuit Settlement for the Third Time By Anne Wallace (Oct-11-19)
- Safeway 401k Plan to Settle ERISA lawsuit for $8.5 Million By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-19)
- Plaintiffs Cry Foul over $10.2 Million Morgan Stanley Settlement Offer By Anne Wallace (Oct-3-19)
- Johnson and Johnson Asbestos Talc Trials Not About Attorneys By Jane Mundy (Sep-26-19)
- Diamonds and Wage Theft By Anne Wallace (Sep-25-19)
- Ford Fuel Economy Lawsuits Ramping Up By Jane Mundy (Sep-19-19)
- Taylor Farm’s Don-Doff Deal is Off By Jane Mundy (Sep-18-19)
- USAA Bank Forces Individual Arbitration of Excessive Overdraft Fee Claims By Anne Wallace (Sep-17-19)
- Another Lawsuit Fired at 3M combat earplug maker. By Jane Mundy (Sep-16-19)
- Health Canada in Gadolinium Denial By Jane Mundy (Sep-13-19)
- What’s Next for Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits? By Anne Wallace (Sep-12-19)
- Fiduciaries’ Desperate Drive to Fund Benefits Backfires By Anne Wallace (Sep-11-19)
- Americans Want Automakers to Improve Fuel Economy By Jane Mundy (Sep-10-19)
- California In-Home Supportive Services Workers get New Wage Protections under Federal Law By Anne Wallace (Sep-9-19)
- Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Sep-5-19)
- Safeway’ $1.45 million deal Just One of Many PAGA California Labor Complaints By Jane Mundy (Sep-4-19)
- Ford Fuel Mileage Complaints Mounting By Jane Mundy (Aug-26-19)
- ERISA Lawsuit Charges Plan with Mismanaging Both High and Low Yield Investment Choices By Anne Wallace (Aug-23-19)
- California Labor Lawsuit Targets Meal Break Violations By Anne Wallace (Aug-21-19)
- Former CNN Producer Gets Green Light to Proceed With Discrimination Claim By Jane Mundy (Aug-20-19)
- Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Aug-17-19)
- J&J Presents Article in Asbestos Talc Trial Indicating Weak Link to Peritoneal Mesothelioma By Jane Mundy (Aug-15-19)
- Gadolinium Dyeing Out? By Jane Mundy (Aug-13-19)
- Department of Justice Probe Continues as Ford Fuel Economy Lawsuits Heat Up By Anne Wallace (Aug-12-19)
- Google’s Age Discrimination Settlement--Again By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-19)
- VyStar Credit Union Accused of Assessing NSF Fees Multiple Times for Same Transaction By Anne Wallace (Aug-8-19)
- Fidelity 401k Fiduciary Lawsuits Consolidated in Massachusetts By Anne Wallace (Aug-7-19)
- Veterans with Hearing Loss Chucked 3M Defective Earplugs During Deployment By Jane Mundy (Aug-6-19)
- Uber to Settle Class Action Contract Lawsuit for $395,000 By Anne Wallace (Aug-5-19)
- Dignity Health Poised to Settle ERISA Lawsuit for $100 Million By Anne Wallace (Jul-30-19)
- $1.2 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Targets Ford Fuel Economy Claims By Anne Wallace (Jul-29-19)
- Lawmakers Suspect Gilead Has Ulterior Motives for Donating HIV/AIDS drug Truvada By Jane Mundy (Jul-25-19)
- Daubert Hearing Underway is Crucial to Johnson & Johnson Asbestos Talc Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Jul-24-19)
- ZF-TRW Holdings and Six Automakers Slammed with Defective Airbag Class Action Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Jul-22-19)