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January 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH Having been delayed three times now, the first C.R. Bard hernia mesh lawsuit is slated for April 19, 2021. The bellwether jury trial has been centralized before U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus in the Southern District of Ohio. At issue is that Bard and its subsidiary Davol knew and when they knew about their defective hernia mesh.
January 14, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA It doesn’t matter how many times a California business changes its name or sells to another company—a union contract stays put. Case in point: the United Food and Commercial Workers, (UFCW) pressured two pot shops on behalf of their weed workers, despite the dispensaries changing hands a few times, and they came to a $75,000 settlement over back pay, specifically union raises.
January 13, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA On November 9, two individual and two company plaintiffs, including Uber and Postmates, filed a California labor lawsuit against the State of California. Olson v. Becerra challenges the constitutionality of AB 5 and related laws. In December, California filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that the Second Amended Complaint does little to remedy the flaws that led to the lawsuit’s dismissal without prejudice in September. This time California seeks to bar the lawsuit permanently.
January 10, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On December 22, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard arguments in James v. Uber Technologies Inc., a class action California labor lawsuit. Judge Edward Chen appeared to focus particularly on whether the facts of the case would support the inclusion of drivers who also have other jobs in the class seeking certification.
January 8, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA On December 1, 91-year-old actor Ed Asner and nine other participants in the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Health Plan filed a class action ERISA lawsuit against the SAG-AFTRA Health Fund and Trustees of the Plan. The early coverage of the lawsuit focuses on what appears to be age discrimination against veteran actors, many of whom sacrificed television residuals for pre-1960 movies to fund the health plan at its outset.
January 6, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Atlanta, GA On December 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard oral arguments in Garcia v. Wachovia Bank, one of the bank overdraft fees lawsuits, consolidated in In Re: Checking Account Overdraft Litigation. The checking accountholders are appealing a September 2019 District Court decision that denied them the chance to proceed through a class action lawsuit, forcing them to arbitrate their claims individually. That would effectively end their chance to dispute excessive overdraft fees that resulted from Wells Fargo’s and Wachovia Bank’s practice of reordering checks from high to low amounts in order to maximize profits.
January 5, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA A California labor lawsuit claiming wage and labor violations has finally been agreed upon for $3 million. The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), originally filed in 2015, sought to represent over 250 former and current nursing home workers employed by Five Star Quality Care Inc.
January 4, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Mateo, CA On December 18, the California Superior Court refused to dismiss a Complaint alleging that Oracle America, Inc. systematically paid women less than men for comparable work. The California labor lawsuit, describes a pattern all-too-familiar from other gender discrimination lawsuits against Silicon Valley tech giants, including Google, Uber and HP as well as Oracle.
December 31, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Over the past several years, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) have been linked to serious health complications. And more recent studies indicate that these acid reflux drugs do more harm than good. One such study opines that PPI exposure increases mortality in COVID-19 patients. Other studies suggest PPIs can damage major organs and regular use of PPI is linked to a higher risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and serious skin reactions such as life-threatening Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. And there is more…
December 28, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On December 1, the California Supreme Court heard arguments by nurse recruiters seeking to revive a California labor lawsuit against AMN Services LLC. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2014, arose from the way the company’s time-rounding software had tracked employees’ required meal breaks.
- PFAS Association with COVID – Advice is Confusing By Jane Mundy (Dec-26-20)
- “Do I have an Asbestos Case”? Your Questions Answered by Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorney By Jane Mundy (Dec-20-20)
- Fourth Circuit Says “No” to Counting Commissions for Minimum Wage By Anne Wallace (Dec-18-20)
- Can California Cashiers Sit on the Job? By Jane Mundy (Dec-17-20)
- PFAS Contamination In Japan Linked to U.S. Military Firefighting Foam By Jane Mundy (Dec-15-20)
- “Abysmal” or “Too Conservative”? Supermarket ERISA Lawsuit to Settle for $17.5 Million By Anne Wallace (Dec-14-20)
- Rothenberg Ventures Management Employees Sue for Back Wages By Anne Wallace (Dec-11-20)
- Ride-Hailing Companies exempt from classifying drivers as employees, but not exempt from California labor lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Dec-9-20)
- What to Expect in Zantac Cancer Lawsuits for 2021 and Beyond By Anne Wallace (Dec-8-20)
- Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach” By Jane Mundy (Dec-7-20)
- Walmart Howls at California Labor Law Fines By Anne Wallace (Dec-3-20)
- Allergan Refuses to Pay for Surgery to Remove Breast Implants Linked to Cancer By Anne Wallace (Dec-1-20)
- “Acid Reflux Drugs Caused my Type 2 Diabetes” By Jane Mundy (Nov-28-20)
- California Court Approves Taylor Farms Wage and Hour Settlement By Anne Wallace (Nov-25-20)
- California Office Manager Need Not Arbitrate PAGA Claim By Anne Wallace (Nov-24-20)
- Chipotle Workers Argue Against Supreme Court Review of Wage and Hour Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Nov-23-20)
- Hearing Examinations to Begin in 3M Combat Arms Defective Earplugs Lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Nov-19-20)
- Is Dynamex Ruling Retroactive? By Jane Mundy (Nov-18-20)
- Navy Federal to Settle Overdraft Fees Lawsuit for $16 Million By Anne Wallace (Nov-17-20)
- Third Circuit Revives Oil Workers’ Donning and Doffing Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Nov-16-20)
- More Injectafer Lawsuits Alleging Hypophosphatemia – a Serious Health Risk By Jane Mundy (Nov-13-20)
- California Voters Weighed In: Gig Workers are Independent Contractors By Jane Mundy (Nov-12-20)
- Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays By Jane Mundy (Nov-11-20)
- Bayer to Cough Up Higher Settlement Price to Cover Future Litigation By Jane Mundy (Nov-10-20)
- PFAS & PFOA Water Contamination and Firefighter Lawsuits on the Rise By Jane Mundy (Nov-6-20)
- Lubbock National Bank to Settle ERISA Lawsuit for $2 Million By Anne Wallace (Nov-5-20)
- Hewlett Packard Settles Gender Discrimination Wage Complaint By Anne Wallace (Nov-4-20)
- California Jury Decision in Zoom Asbestos Trial Admirable By Jane Mundy (Nov-3-20)
- Bayer Essure Settlement a Victory for Thousands of Essure Victims and E-Sisters By Jane Mundy (Nov-2-20)
- California Court Okays Chipotle Wage Lawsuit Deal By Anne Wallace (Oct-29-20)
- Volkswagen Salespeople Claim Lost Income due to VW’s Deceptive Practices By Jane Mundy (Oct-27-20)
- California Wage Lawsuit Argues Mortgage Company's Pay Practices By Jane Mundy (Oct-26-20)
- Regular Acid-reflux Drug Use Linked to Higher Risk of type 2 Diabetes By Jane Mundy (Oct-25-20)
- IUD Breakage an Increasing ParaGard Problem By Jane Mundy (Oct-23-20)
- Court Greenlights Class Action Status for Home Depot 401k ERISA Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Oct-22-20)
- Lead Attorney for 3M Earplug Plaintiffs is Proceeding to Trial By Jane Mundy (Oct-21-20)
- Looks like New Jersey hosts Elmiron MDL By Jane Mundy (Oct-20-20)
- Google Worker Secrecy Agreements to face California Labor Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Oct-19-20)
- C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Trial Gets the Green Light By Jane Mundy (Oct-18-20)
- Injectafer Double Dose—Double Profit and Double Risk, and Dosage Discrepancy By Jane Mundy (Oct-14-20)