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Truckers Fight Against Bill AB5, No Backup from Teamsters or State of California

Truckers Fight Against Bill AB5, No Backup from Teamsters or State of California 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.
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Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuits Hit the Heartland

Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuits Hit the Heartland 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.
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Monsanto Roundup Cancer Appeal, Bayer Blames Coronavirus

Monsanto Roundup Cancer Appeal, Bayer Blames Coronavirus 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.
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California McDonald’s Workers Cite COVID-19 Safety Issues

California McDonald’s Workers Cite COVID-19 Safety Issues 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.
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Mandatory Arbitration Amendments Thwart Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuits

Mandatory Arbitration Amendments Thwart Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuits 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.
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Zantac Associated with Breast Cancer

Zantac Associated with Breast Cancer 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.
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The Gig Economy v. Assembly Bill 5

The Gig Economy v. Assembly Bill 5 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.
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Tell teens that Now is the Time to Quit E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Tell teens that Now is the Time to Quit E-Cigarettes and Vaping 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.
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California Sues Uber and Lyft

California Sues Uber and Lyft 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.
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Getting Caught Can Reduce Emergency Room Overcharges

Getting Caught Can Reduce Emergency Room Overcharges 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.
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