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May 31, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Uber and other gig-based companies aren’t the only ones battling California labor law Assembly Bill 5. Late last year, the Western States Trucking Association and the California Trucking Association also filed lawsuits challenging AB5 and its “ABC test”, which has now been challenged by the state and the Teamsters.
May 29, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Johnson County, IA In March 2020 Catherine Razavi filed a bank overdraft fees lawsuit against GreenState Credit Union. She alleges that the credit union charged her an overdraft fee even though there was enough money in her account and seeks class-action status for the lawsuit on behalf of similarly situated customers. Her story is symptomatic of a problem that extends far beyond the Iowa state line.
May 27, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A hearing by a California appeals court has been scheduled for June 2 in the case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto. Johnson was the first cancer victim to take Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) to court. His case garnered attention worldwide and opened the floodgates for tens of thousands of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits.
May 25, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA McDonald’s workers filed complaints under the Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) claiming that the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety’s failure to address COVID-19 workplace safety issues has put workers in “imminent danger.” McDonald’s now has less than a month to correct violations of the California Labor Code. Thereafter, either the state or workers can sue the fast-food giant.
May 22, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Even with a promising bank overdraft fees lawsuit, checking account consumers can find themselves suddenly, unexpectedly blocked by an obligation to arbitrate disputes with a bank or credit union. Consumers are often not even aware that they have signed these agreements. Under recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, that can be the end of a class action lawsuit.
May 20, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Several Zantac breast cancer lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturers, 12 years after a peer-reviewed study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center linked Zantac with breast cancer.
May 19, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
San Jose, CA When the Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) was signed in September 2019, Uber and Lyft said they'd sponsor a ballot initiative to take the issue to California voters in November 2020. To date, over $110 million has been raised and more than a million signatures collected to sponsor the initiative known as the "Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act", which could exempt some companies from AB5 written into the California labor law. Labor and employment lawyer Michael Warren with the McManis Faulkner law firm says Uber and others will need more than money and signatures.
May 18, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Warnings from researchers and health officials associating vaping and e-cigarette with the corona virus are escalating, coincidentally while Juul departs San Francisco HQ and downsizes to Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On May 5, Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit on behalf of the State of California alleging that Uber and Lyft have misclassified on-demand drivers as independent contractors in violation of the California Labor Code, Wage Orders and Unemployment Compensation laws.
May 14, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA Last year Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital reduced a patient’s emergency room charges from $20,243 bill down to $200—after the patient, Nina Dang, contacted the media. She broke her arm on the pavement in a bike accident. Can’t reach the media? Of course lawyers experienced with negotiating ER overcharges can also substantially reduce hospital costs, both for insured and uninsured patients. “It’s frustrating that I have to hire a lawyer, but so far it’s been worth it,” said another ER patient, Alexa Sulvetta.
- Some California Food Workers Choose between COVID-19 exposure or lost wages—will worker safety lawsuits follow? By Jane Mundy (May-12-20)
- Hundreds of Documents Unsealed in 3M Defective Earplug Litigation By Jane Mundy (May-7-20)
- Putnam Investments to Settle 401k Self-Dealing Lawsuit for $12.5 Million By Anne Wallace (May-6-20)
- California Suspends Worker Layoff Notifications. Did Velodyne Take Advantage? By Anne Wallace (May-4-20)
- Employment Discrimination based on Perceived Sexual Orientation By Anne Wallace (May-1-20)
- Can California Employers Pay Workers with Reloadable Debit Cards? By Anne Wallace (Apr-27-20)
- California Labor Bill AB5 Adding Fuel to Fire with COVID-19 Crisis? By Jane Mundy (Apr-24-20)
- Wells Fargo Fake Account Scandal Grinds On By Anne Wallace (Apr-23-20)
- JPMorgan Chase to Settle 401k Self-Dealing Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Apr-22-20)
- E-Cig and Vape Companies Cashing in on COVID-19 By Jane Mundy (Apr-20-20)
- FDA Finally Pulls Zantac By Jane Mundy (Apr-17-20)
- Emergency Room Overcharges –Surprise! By Jane Mundy (Apr-16-20)
- Bayer Settles Roundup Advertising Class Action Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Apr-14-20)
- Uber Drivers May Have to Choose between COVID-19 Pay and Employee Status By Anne Wallace (Apr-13-20)
- Three litigation theories of excessive bank overdraft fee lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Apr-10-20)
- California Labor Law Issues During Coronavirus Crisis By Jane Mundy (Apr-8-20)
- Government Preemption Doesn’t Apply to 3M Earplugs By Jane Mundy (Apr-7-20)
- Emergency Room Overcharges with Coronavirus Test By Jane Mundy (Apr-5-20)
- Papa John’s to Settle California Wage Theft Lawsuit for $3.4 Million By Anne Wallace (Apr-3-20)
- Overdraft Fees Waived During COVID-19 Pandemic By Jane Mundy (Apr-2-20)
- BOEING DEFENDANTS IN STOCK DROP LAWSUIT CLAIM THEY WERE NOT FIDUCIARIES By Anne Wallace (Mar-31-20)
- Overlooked, Underpaid California Workers Face Dire Coronavirus Risk By Anne Wallace (Mar-26-20)
- Can Coronavirus and Lawsuits Vaporize E-cigarettes? By Jane Mundy (Mar-25-20)
- Bayer’s Monsanto Purchase Sews Seeds of Discontent Amongst Shareholders By Jane Mundy (Mar-23-20)
- Zantac Cancer Lawsuits Move to MDL Phase By Anne Wallace (Mar-20-20)
- California Labor Law and COVID-19: Top questions asked by California Workers By Jane Mundy (Mar-17-20)
- TIAA ERISA LAWSUIT TARGETS SELF-DEALING IN LOAN ADMINISTRATION By Anne Wallace (Mar-16-20)
- First Saving Bank Hit with Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Mar-12-20)
- PricewaterhouseCoopers to Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit for $11.6 Million By Anne Wallace (Mar-12-20)
- Veterans Can Still File 3M Earplug Lawsuits and Bellwether Trial Coming Up By Jane Mundy (Mar-11-20)
- $2 Million Blue Apron Settlement Tells Two Stories By Anne Wallace (Mar-9-20)
- UPS Facing Multiple Employee Lawsuits, Employees Feeling Pressured By Jane Mundy (Mar-7-20)
- The Obstacle Course to Bayer Monsanto’s Roundup Settlements By Jane Mundy (Feb-19-20)
- E-Cigarette Toxic Vape Ban Less Than Meets the Eye, Critics Say By Anne Wallace (Feb-17-20)
- Judge to Uber on AB5: That Means You, Too, and Now By Anne Wallace (Feb-14-20)
- Discrimination Pervasive Despite California Labor Law By Jane Mundy (Feb-13-20)
- 3M Earplug Lawsuits Filed by Veterans Mounting By Jane Mundy (Feb-12-20)
- Rantidine Recalls Stoke Zantac Cancer Lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Feb-12-20)
- Supreme Court Sends IBM Stock Drop ERISA Lawsuit Back to Second Circuit By Anne Wallace (Feb-11-20)
- Strippers Settle California Labor Lawsuit for $3.65 Million By Anne Wallace (Feb-10-20)