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Google Gmail is “Creepy”, says a Non-Gmail User Filing Complaint

Google Gmail is “Creepy”, says a Non-Gmail User Filing Complaint October 11, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: If you are one of the 1.4 billion Gmail users around the globe, you are likely more than familiar with annoying online ads. But so too are email users who didn’t sign up to Gmail. People like Rick, who is fed up with barrages of ads. And people like Rick are filing Google complaints.
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Google Mail California Claims Expire end of September: File Now, Attorney Urges

Google Mail California Claims Expire end of September: File Now, Attorney Urges September 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Attorney Ray Gallo has filed a lawsuit against Google on behalf of individuals seeking compensation for invasion of privacy. Gallo says that if you do not use Gmail but sent an email to a Gmail user, Google intercepted it and processed it for advertising purposes, and you may be owed $5,000 under the California Invasion of Privacy Act.
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Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops

Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops July 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO A group of seven farmers are the lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit that claims “corporate greed” and “a rush to market” by some of the world’s biggest makers and promoters of agricultural chemicals caused farm crops to wither and die costing farm operators millions of dollars in lost revenue and possibly forcing them to switch all their seed stock to herbicide resistant Monsanto seed in the coming years whether they want to or not.
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Something Fishy Allegedly Going on with Atrium C-QUR Mesh

Something Fishy Allegedly Going on with Atrium C-QUR Mesh January 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Concord, NH: A lesser-known hernia mesh that is beginning to attain some traction in legal circles is Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh, a product approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. Akin to other mesh products made by competing manufacturers for hernia repair, plaintiffs are filing lawsuits alleging complications.
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Court Spells Out Bair Hugger Bellwether Trial Timelines

Court Spells Out Bair Hugger Bellwether Trial Timelines December 13, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Ramsey County, MN: It’s been almost a year to the day that a small collection of plaintiffs having filed a Bair Hugger lawsuit had their cases transferred to federal court in Minnesota, effectively creating multidistrict litigation cases that were characterized as being several dozen in number.
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Ley Laboral Californiana Expandida para Proteger a los Conserjes

Ley Laboral Californiana Expandida para Proteger a los Conserjes November 16, 2016. By Fernando Marcano.
Sacramento, CA: Legisladores de California han expandido la ley laboral de dicho estado para aumentar protección a los conserjes, que usualmente son trabajadores vulnerables y al riesgo de acoso sexual y asalto. La Ley de Asamblea 1978 establece la registración y entrenamiento como requerimientos para ayudar a los trabajadores en la empresa de limpieza a protegerse a sí mismos contra el acoso sexual y asalto. Los empleadores que violen la nueva ley de California podrían encontrarse con la registración revocada.
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California Passes Farmworker Overtime Laws

California Passes Farmworker Overtime Laws September 28, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: Farm workers will now be entitled to new California overtime pay, putting the people who work in agriculture in line with other industries after years of having their own overtime pay laws. In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the new California overtime law, allowing farmworkers overtime pay after working an eight-hour day.
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Consumers Hit with Massive Universal Life Premiums Join Class Action

Consumers Hit with Massive Universal Life Premiums Join Class Action September 25, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: Rip off is a harsh term, although one plaintiffs embroiled in Life Insurance Rip Off lawsuits use with complete comfort. At the very least, consumers holding universal life insurance policies currently facing massive rate increases are stuck with a classic catch 22 situation, in that policyholders annoyed with rising premiums, or unable to pay them, have few alternatives given their age.
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Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status in Nursing Overtime Lawsuit

Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status in Nursing Overtime Lawsuit July 17, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Little Rock, AR Nurses remain the unsung heroes of medicine, regardless of jurisdiction. Thus, it appears patently unfair and unjust when nurses accuse their employers of stiffing them from overtime for work performed outside of their shifts, and when working through meal breaks. A Nursing Overtime Lawsuit seeking class-action status in Arkansas will go ahead after the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that class-action status is warranted.
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Arkansas Seeks Review of Court Risperdal Reversal

Arkansas Seeks Review of Court Risperdal Reversal April 12, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Little Rock, AR Although Johnson & Johnson won a reversal of a $1.2 billion judgment in an Arkansas Risperdal lawsuit, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision. The Arkansas Risperdal lawsuit alleged Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, minimized the risks of Risperdal side effects and marketed the drug for off-label uses.
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