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June 22, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Charleston, SC On May 26, Jeffrey Clark filed a lawsuit against 3M and a host of other corporate defendants citing his exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) firefighting foams as the likely cause of his kidney cancer. Clark v. 3M Company will be consolidated for pre-trial proceedings into the Multidistrict Litigation now currently before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
June 18, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA In the wake of the Northern District of California’s rejection of a proposed settlement that would have limited Monsanto’s future liability for glyphosate lawsuits, Monsanto has announced that it will reconsider reformulating Roundup products marketed for residential use. Bayer AG has looked to limit its potential financial exposure to Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits ever since it acquired the company in 2018.
June 16, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA Sneaker giant Nike seems poised to settle a long-running California labor lawsuit for $8.25 million. Rodriguez v. Nike Retail Services Inc. has a history that reflects one of the more significant developments in California labor law since 2018.
June 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Although the “No Surprises Act” will be in effect January 1, 2022, the first regulations are slated for July 2021. If all goes according to plan, patients to emergency rooms will no longer be hit with outrageous ER overcharges or receive surprise bills in the mail, mainly due to out of network treatment.
June 14, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Kalamazoo, MI On May 6, Susan Gleason and Candi Gabrielse filed a class action ERISA lawsuit against Bronson Healthcare Group Inc. in the Western District of Michigan. Gleason v. Bronson Healthcare is an example of increasingly distinctive subtype of breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits that focus on the relative cost and performance of two Fidelity investment funds, both of which were part of the Bronson Healthcare Group, Inc. 403(b) Tax Sheltered Matching Plan.
June 11, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA Parties have asked the Northern District of California to approve an agreement to settle unpaid wages claims against Ecolab. If approved as expected, the settlement would end a lawsuit in which employees claim that they were misclassified as salaried workers and consequently deprived of overtime, double time and unpaid rest periods including meal breaks.
June 10, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Pensacola, FLThe second 3M earplug lawsuit ended with a win for the defense. The Combat Arms Earplug manufacturer lost the first bellwether trial that ended with a $7.1 million win for veterans. Now, hundreds of thousands of victims with hearing loss allegedly from defective earplugs await the third and final trial on June 7th in Pensacola.
June 8, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA On May 18, the California Supreme Court heard arguments about what the phrase “regular rate of compensation” means for the purpose of calculating premium payments that must be paid when employers fail to offer meal and rest breaks as required by the California Labor Code. More specifically, the questions are: Does the phrase “regular rate of compensation,” as used in Industrial Wage Order No. 5-2001, mean the same thing as “regular rate of pay” under California Labor Code Section 226.7? Must the premium payments required by Wage Order No. 5 include any additional incentive compensation such as nondiscretionary bonuses, or are they limited to an hourly worker’s base wage?
June 7, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA A former employee of In-N-Out Burger accuses the fast food restaurant chain of numerous California Labor Code violations, and unfair business practices, from COVID protocol failure to retaliation for whistleblowing. Luis Becerra is seeking to represent current and former In-N-Out employees dating back to January 2020.
June 4, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA After more than two years of negotiations, Kaiser Permanente has settled two class action lawsuits claiming that it discriminated against employees on the basis of race and in violation of the California Labor law.
- Recent Studies Show Other Side Effects, including certain Cancers, with Long-term PPI Use By Jane Mundy (Jun-3-21)
- 3M Earplug Bellwether Trials: 1 For 3M, 1 for Plaintiffs By Jane Mundy (Jun-1-21)
- Bank of America Settles California Labor Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (May-28-21)
- Abdominal Mesh Surgery Destroys Life, say patients in the U.S. and Scotland By Jane Mundy (May-27-21)
- New York Insurance Bill Addresses Bad Faith Insurance Practices By Anne Wallace (May-26-21)
- California Lawsuit: Paraquat Caused Parkinson’s disease By Anne Wallace (May-25-21)
- One Fair Wage Slams Darden Restaurants’ Wage Practices By Anne Wallace (May-24-21)
- Emergency Room Opportunity to Overcharge By Jane Mundy (May-21-21)
- Zantac Breast Cancer Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (May-20-21)
- ERISA Lawsuit against the University of Miami Cites Excessive Fees By Anne Wallace (May-17-21)
- Cannabis Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Pushes Policy By Anne Wallace (May-13-21)
- Aegis Nursing Homes Offers $16M Elder Care Abuse Deal By Jane Mundy (May-12-21)
- KImberly-Clark 401k ERISA lawsuit Alleges Excessive Costs By Anne Wallace (May-10-21)
- Auditor Whistleblower vs. PricewaterhouseCoopers By Jane Mundy (May-7-21)
- Drillers’ Unpaid Wage Claim Gets Conditional Class Certification By Anne Wallace (May-6-21)
- National Black Farmers Association Joins Monsanto MDL By Anne Wallace (Apr-27-21)
- Production Worker Sues Sporting Goods Retailer for Overtime, COVID-19 Testing By Anne Wallace (Apr-26-21)
- Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Settlement and More Abdominal Mesh Lawsuits Filed By Jane Mundy (Apr-23-21)
- Ninth Circuit Asked to Require Hotel to Rehire Workers with Back Pay and Damages By Anne Wallace (Apr-20-21)
- PPI Wrongful Death Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Apr-16-21)
- Walgreens Poised to Settle Pharmacy Tech Wage Lawsuit for $3.3 Million By Anne Wallace (Apr-15-21)
- Emergency Room Overcharges Complaints Outrageous but True By Jane Mundy (Apr-14-21)
- Did Detroit Edison Mislead Retirees about Benefits? By Anne Wallace (Apr-13-21)
- 7-Eleven Franchisees Glorified Managers or Business Owners? By Jane Mundy (Apr-8-21)
- Credit Union of New Jersey Hit with Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Apr-6-21)
- Insurer May Renew Defense in Tangled ESOP Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Apr-2-21)
- Emergency Room Overcharges Attorney Helps—if you are Committed By Jane Mundy (Apr-1-21)
- Insufficient Funds Charges Threaten Small-Balance Accountholders By Anne Wallace (Mar-31-21)
- City of LaCrosse sues 3M Company over PFAS Water Contamination By Anne Wallace (Mar-30-21)
- Bayer’s Roundup Settlement: A Brief History By Jane Mundy (Mar-29-21)
- New Jersey Nursing Homes Operator Counting on Protocol to Dismiss Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-28-21)
- Claims of Rampant Gender Wage Discrimination at Disney By Anne Wallace (Mar-23-21)
- PG&E Executives Sued Personally for California Wildfire Damage By Anne Wallace (Mar-22-21)
- Ninth Circuit Upholds Flight Attendants’ Claims for Overtime, Rest and Meal Breaks By Anne Wallace (Mar-17-21)
- Plaintiff ‘s final rebuttal witness, a USA Navy Officer, Sinks $27 Million Claim against Asbestos Company By Jane Mundy (Mar-16-21)
- Federal Court Okays Class Action Status for 401k Mismanagement Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Mar-15-21)
- Texas Sues Griddy Energy for Deceptive Advertising By Anne Wallace (Mar-12-21)
- California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Targets Walmart COVID Screening By Anne Wallace (Mar-8-21)
- Employer Must Pay Attorney for Secret Settlement By Jane Mundy (Mar-7-21)
- Repeated Sexual Abuse in Nursing Home Criminal By Jane Mundy (Mar-2-21)