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December 8, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA A proposed California labor class action alleging YouTube failed to protect its content moderators from psychological trauma caused by constantly viewing violent and disturbing videos has reached a deal. The technology giant has agreed to pay $4.3M, according to a motion filed in California federal court.
December 7, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Eight former SpaceX employees have filed California unfair-labor-practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging that SpaceX after they wrote a letter to management asking them to publicly condemn Elon Musk’s “harmful” behavior on social media. Musk appears to have his own policy: Do as I say, Not as I Do.
December 5, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Wilmington, NC On November 4, 2022 North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed four separate per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) state court lawsuits in Mecklenburg, Wayne and Stanly Counties. This is in addition to federal Camp LeJeune toxic tort lawsuits that have been consolidated in the Eastern District North Carolina.
December 4, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Richmond, VA On August 2, 2022, Michael Tullgren filed a class action ERISA lawsuit against Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and fiduciaries of the company’s Capital Accumulation Plan in the Eastern District of Virginia. Tullgren v. Booz Allen Hamilton alleges that company violated its fiduciary duty under ERISA by including poorly performing BlackRock target date funds in its investment menu.
November 30, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA The richest man in the world wasted no time to “drastically reduce costs and bring in new revenue from the social media site,” by laying off 3,000 of Twitter’s 7,500 employees – 50 percent of the work force. After purchasing the company for $44 billion on October 27, a mass layoff began during the first week of November. Just days later, the California labor class action was filed in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of Twitter employees who say they were not given the requisite notice, which violated the WARN Act.
November 29, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On October 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit held that the time spent by call center workers booting up their computers could be considered compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Nevada law because it was integral and indispensable to their primary duties. Although Cadenav. Customer Connexx, LLC is very fact-specific, there is no immediate indication that the decision would be different under California labor law.
November 28, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Pensacola, FL A Florida federal judge in October denied 3M a new trial after a jury awarded $50 million to veteran Luke Vilsmeyer. Like more than 280,000 veterans, Vilsmeyer claimed that 3M’s CAEv2 earplugs were defective and caused his tinnitus and hearing loss. The judge ruled that the trial evidence “substantially supported” the verdict.
November 25, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A Wells Fargo's $6.5 million California labor class action wage-and-hour settlement involving about 27,500 workers may be a good deal for the class reps and plaintiffs’ lawyers, but employees may be getting shortchanged – again.
November 14, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) foams have been a staple of military and civilian firefighting operations for sixty years. But their usefulness in fighting liquid fuel fires comes at a steep price for the planet and human health.
November 7, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Wilmington, NC On September 13, 2022, Victor Malafronte filed a toxic tort lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina. His complaint alleges that his exposure to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from 1963 to 1967 led to stage 4 chronic kidney disease and severe chronic interstitial nephritis. His lifelong health problems have made it difficult for him maintain steady employment, and at one point, he even tried to take his own life.
- The Right To Walk: Why Everyone Should Have Access to Sidewalks and Crosswalks By LAS Staff Writer (Nov-4-22)
- Parties to Settle 401k Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit in Reichert v. Juniper Networks, Inc. By Anne Wallace (Oct-31-22)
- Instacart Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-24-22)
- New California Law Requires Pay Transparency By Jane Mundy (Oct-19-22)
- Assisted Living Operator to Settle Wage and Hour Lawsuit for $9.5 Million By Anne Wallace (Oct-18-22)
- Hewlett Packard Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-17-22)
- Nurse Accuses Staffing Company of Illegal Contract By Jane Mundy (Oct-14-22)
- Are Starbucks' New Benefits Legal? By Jane Mundy (Oct-12-22)
- CDC: Preemies and Low Birth Weight Babies Have No Access to Breast Milk at 13 Percent of Neonatal Intensive C By Anne Wallace (Oct-11-22)
- Citrus Workers Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-22)
- Is Florida the most dangerous state to ride a motorcycle in? By LAS Staff Writer (Oct-9-22)
- PFAS Water Contamination Lawsuits Update By Jane Mundy (Oct-5-22)
- Last-Ditch Effort for 3M Bair Hugger Appeal By Jane Mundy (Oct-4-22)
- Insurance Companies in Denial regarding Long COVID By Jane Mundy (Sep-15-22)
- $90 Million Missing -- “Embezzlement and fraud,” cry AME Pastors in Pension Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Sep-14-22)
- Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement By Jane Mundy (Sep-13-22)
- Class Action Toxic Tort Lawsuit Filed in Camp LeJeune Water Contamination Case By Anne Wallace (Sep-12-22)
- Two More Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Recalls By Jane Mundy (Sep-9-22)
- Utah Business Ordered to Pay Employees $600k for Overtime Violations By Jane Mundy (Sep-8-22)
- IBM to Settle Sales Reps Claims for $4.75M By Jane Mundy (Sep-6-22)
- Working from Home Expenses Covered—or not-- in California By Jane Mundy (Sep-3-22)
- $30.5 Million Apple Settlement Approved By Jane Mundy (Sep-1-22)
- Marine with Ulcerative Colitis Files Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Aug-30-22)
- Uber Misclassification Suit Finally Settles for $8.4M By Jane Mundy (Aug-29-22)
- Costco Settles Excessive Fee ERISA Lawsuit for $5.1 Million By Anne Wallace (Aug-29-22)
- U.S. v. Academy Mortgage Corp., Episode Too-Many-to-Count, “The Whistleblower Strikes Back” By Anne Wallace (Aug-28-22)
- Riot Games Workers' $100M Gender Discrimination Settlement By Jane Mundy (Aug-25-22)
- More Workers Claim Hemp Farms Stole Wages By Jane Mundy (Aug-24-22)
- Poultry Processers to Pay $85m for Alleged Wage-Fixing By Jane Mundy (Aug-23-22)
- California College Educator Paid Below Minimum Wage By Jane Mundy (Aug-22-22)
- Emergency Departments Still Overcharging Patients, Lawsuit Filed By Jane Mundy (Aug-18-22)
- Attorney Discusses Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Aug-12-22)
- MLB To Pay $185 million “Starvation Deal” By Jane Mundy (Aug-11-22)
- DOJ says No-Poach Agreements Illegal By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-22)
- United Airlines Appears to Stiff Early Retirees By Anne Wallace (Aug-8-22)
- Marine at Camp LeJeune with Cancer Concerned about Children By Jane Mundy (Aug-4-22)
- Supreme Court Deals Blow to California PAGA Claims By Anne Wallace (Jul-31-22)
- Nurse Files Same California Labor Class Action – Twice By Jane Mundy (Jul-31-22)
- Lawsuit: Philips Knew CPAP Sleep Machines Link to Cancer By Jane Mundy (Jul-28-22)
- U.S. v. Academy Mortgage Corp., the Whistleblower Lawsuit that Will not Die By Anne Wallace (Jul-27-22)