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April 5, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Despite the $2 trillion coronavirus aid package that includes over $100 billion for hospitals and medical needs, and despite a law signed by President Trump on March 18 that supposedly allows Americans to be tested for coronavirus free of charge, some patients now face emergency room overcharges. While the tests may be free, both insured and uninsured patients are still charged the ER visit to get the test. And keep in mind that insured patients visiting an emergency room during this crisis could face huge ER costs.
April 3, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Ana, CA Papa John’s International has asked the Central District of California to approve a $3.4 million settlement to end a lawsuit that claimed the pizza chain failed to pay workers for required training time. The conduct described violates the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as wage requirements of New York and California labor law.
April 2, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Some banks are pitching in during the COVID-19 pandemic by forgoing overdraft charges and other actions that can support consumers. Banks aren’t known for their philanthropy: In return financial institutions can earn credit toward their Community Reinvestment Act requirements (CRA).
March 31, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Chicago, IL On March 2 attorneys for Boeing, its 401k retirement plan and the plan’s investment committee asked the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss Burke v. The Boeing Co. The defendants claim that Newport Trust Co., the plan’s investment manager, was solely responsible for any losses incurred by participants in the Boeing Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP) when the value of Boeing’s stock dropped in the aftermath of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft disasters. Newport was not named as a defendant in the ERISA lawsuit.
March 26, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Sacramento, CA On March 19, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians to stay home except for workers essential to health care, public safety, food, agriculture and media. Those who can work remotely may be juggling work and children. Laid off and furloughed workers are looking at reduced paychecks, even with the wage and benefit protections of federal and California labor law. Independent contractors and the self-employed may be looking at even worse circumstances.
March 25, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Coronavirus and e-cigarette use have one thing in common: they harm the lungs. And as of March 2020, hundreds of Juul e-cigarette lawsuits have been combined in a California federal court, with many more complaints expected.
March 23, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Whippany, NJ Bayer, one of the largest and most high-profile public companies in the world, started negotiations last year with plaintiffs’ lawyers to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits involving Roundup. Now it’s been slammed with a shareholder derivative lawsuit.
March 20, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
West Palm Beach, FL Zantac cancer lawsuits will be consolidated in multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. At the time of its formation on February 6, the MDL included 15 cases. An additional 126 cases were pending in 21 districts nationwide, and more plaintiffs are expected to join. The consolidated lawsuit will include cancer injury claims and consumer class actions against defendants who manufactured, sold or distributed Zantac and other ranitidine medications.
March 17, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA Putting into place public health measures to deal with COVID-19 also raises a number of California labor law issues. Employers are scrambling to navigate a new workplace, which could mean their employees working from home. And employees are anxious to understand their legal rights. Here are the top FAQ’s asked by employees.
March 16, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
New York, NY Retirement plan participants who are concerned that plan administrators and service providers may be running the plan for their own benefit can extract three important lessons from Haley v. Teachers Ins. & Annuity Assoc. of America. First, the possibility that plan fiduciaries and record keepers may be engaged in self-dealing is a very hot topic. These ERISA lawsuits may involve thousands of retirement plans and exponentially more retirement savers. That many plaintiffs can spell huge liability for those who manage a plan. Second, the success of these lawsuits depends on being granted class action status; and finally, the issue of who is a fiduciary and why it matters is often central when it comes to allegations of self-dealing.
- 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)
- Follow-up with California Labor Commissioner’s Office after Wage Theft Fines By Jane Mundy (Feb-5-20)
- Bank of America Breached Customer Contracts, Charging Overdraft Fees on Non-Recurring Transactions By Anne Wallace (Feb-5-20)
- Uber Steering around AB40 By Jane Mundy (Feb-4-20)
- Court Permanently Halts California Ban on Mandatory Arbitration By Anne Wallace (Feb-3-20)
- More 3M Earplug Lawsuits Filed by Veterans Nationwide By Jane Mundy (Jan-25-20)
- Employees May Work 6 Years Longer when Employer Skims Fees off the Top of 401k Plan By Anne Wallace (Jan-22-20)
- Ninth Circuit Affirms $54.6 Wage Award for Walmart Truckers By Anne Wallace (Jan-21-20)
- E-Cigarette Lawsuit Claims Deceptive Advertising, Fraud By Anne Wallace (Jan-20-20)
- New Research: Brief Heat Exposure Increases Zantac Cancer Odds By Anne Wallace (Jan-14-20)
- California Employment Laws include Wage & Hour and Misclassification Updates By Jane Mundy (Jan-13-20)
- U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Jan-10-20)
- More Ranitidine Cancer Concerns Lead to Zantac Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Jan-9-20)
- Disneyland Workers file a lawsuit alleging they aren’t paid Minimum Wage By Jane Mundy (Jan-7-20)
- Target Red Card Lawsuit Poised to Settle for $8.2 Million By Anne Wallace (Jan-6-20)
- California Uber Drivers Survive Motion to Dismiss, Lose Preliminary Injunction By Anne Wallace (Jan-2-20)
- Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet? By Jane Mundy (Jan-1-20)
- Latest Studies Link E-Cigarette Vaping to Heavy Metal Lung Disease By Jane Mundy (Dec-20-19)
- Former Juul employee files California Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Dec-19-19)
- Uber Likely to Dodge “Existential Threat” Posed by Driver Misclassification Lawsuit – Again By Anne Wallace (Dec-17-19)
- Defendant 'Grateful' for Credit Union Overdraft Fee Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Dec-13-19)
- Will Juul Go Up in Smoke? By Jane Mundy (Dec-12-19)
- California Workers File Class Action Lawsuit against Cannabis Companies By Anne Wallace (Dec-10-19)
- Dignity Health ERISA Lawsuit Inches Toward $100 Million Settlement By Anne Wallace (Dec-10-19)
- Zantac – Buyer Beware, but from Whom? By Jane Mundy (Dec-9-19)
- Monsanto Banned from Hawaii – And How Dangerous is Methyl Parathion? By Jane Mundy (Dec-6-19)
- McDonald’s $26 million California Labor Class Action Settlement By Jane Mundy (Dec-5-19)
- Unconscionable Arbitration Agreements; Less than Candid Lawyers By Anne Wallace (Nov-26-19)