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  • Uber’s Petition to Arbitrate Driver’s Misclassification Complaint Denied
    May-9-22 Santa Clara, CA A state appeals court told Uber last month that it cannot force a former driver to arbitrate his misclassification lawsuit or even whether he is an employee and therefore entitled to bring a representative claim under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Erik Adolph, a former UberEats driver, (Uber's meal delivery...
  • MLB Farm Team Players to Get Their Day in Court
    May-6-22 San Francisco, CA  The class and collective wage claims of minor league baseball players in the long running Senne v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball will finally go to trial  on June 1 in the Northern District of California. The only remaining questions for the California players, according to the plaintiffs’ trial plan, involve...
  • Data Breach Complaints on the Rise
    May-11-16 Washington, DC: A new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that data breach complaints are on the rise. In the report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2/16), the FTC notes that complaints about identity theft increased 47 percent in 2015, likely helped by a number of high-profile data breaches. Consumers have filed lawsuits again...
  • Massachusetts Contractor Violates Massachusetts Labor Laws
    Nov-20-09 Boston, MA The failure of a Dorchester-based contractor to pay prevailing and overtime wages according to the provisions of Massachusetts Labor Law has cost Nealco Environmental Services, Inc. thousands of dollars in fines and other restitutions. According to the tenets of the Prevailing Wage Laws, which are part of Massachusetts Employment Law, all...
  • Kentucky Risperdal Lawsuit Settles for $15.5 Million
    Mar-28-16 Frankfort, KY: Risperdal remains an effective drug for the treatment of various degrees of psychosis and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, akin to every pharmaceutical on the market, there are Risperdal side effects , some of which can be particularly harmful to children and the elderly...
  • Monsanto RoundUp Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Roundup , a weed killer made by Monsanto , is believed to “probably” cause cancer. Recent evidence indicates that glyphosate , the active chemical in Roundup, is the probable human carcinogen. Some individuals diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Leukemia are filing claims against the agricultural giant, which has resulted in Monsan...
  • Mark Zuckerberg and wife Granted Arbitration in Unpaid Wages and Discrimination Claims
    Apr-20-22 San Francisco, CA Contracts signed by the former security operations assistant and household operations manager of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan contained clear arbitration clauses, according to San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer. The decision involves lawsuits filed by two former household workers who allege sexual...
  • South Carolina Tax Firm Taken to Task by Texas
    Apr-20-09 North Charleston, SC When it comes to consumer fraud , you don't want to mess with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Little wonder that Americans with issues relating to their taxes enlist the aid of experts to make sure that their numbers add up. The Consumer Fraud Act serves as consumer protection against entities that say one thing and deliver ano...
  • Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Settlement and More Abdominal Mesh Lawsuits Filed
    Apr-23-21 Washington, DC Boston Scientific will pay $188.6 million to resolve transvaginal mesh lawsuits in 47 states and the District of Columbia. This means that tens of thousands of women who have been injured by vaginal mesh implants will qualify for some restitution. The multi-state lawsuit accused the medical device manufacturer of failing to disclose the...
  • SSRI Antidepressants Pushers
    Nov-16-08 After twenty long years, it appears that the epidemic in mental disorders in America might be coming to an end. It won't happen because of any great medical breakthrough but rather because the perpetrators of the greatest healthcare fraud in history are finally being exposed. The demolition of the giant "psycho-pharmaceutical complex" appears to be on the ho...
  • GNC under Scrutiny Again Over Herbal Supplement Ingredients
    Oct-24-15 Pittsburgh, PA: The herbal supplement industry can prove to be a double-edged sword for consumers attempting to take control of their own health by ingesting products which, in their view, contain more natural ingredients and fewer chemicals. Manufacturers also know that anything containing the word “herbal” can be a license to print money...
  • Consumer Fraud: You Are Getting Sleepy…
    Sep-8-08 Montpelier, VT A hypnosis enterprise that failed to include a disclaimer regarding the effectiveness of its services has been rapped on the knuckles for committing consumer fraud by the office of the Vermont Attorney General. At issue was the marketing strategy utilized by a network of businesses that offered hypnosis therapy for weight loss and smoki...
  • Ninth Circuit Upholds Flight Attendants’ Claims for Overtime, Rest and Meal Breaks
    Mar-17-21 San Francisco, CA On February 23, the Ninth Circuit largely upheld a District Court grant of summary judgment to flight attendants in their class action lawsuit against Virgin America. Bernstein v. Virgin America Inc. alleged that the airline had failed to pay minimum wage and overtime and permit meal and rest breaks, as required by California labor l...
  • Man Looks for Job but finds Discrimination Instead
    Jan-31-08 Wilkes-Barre, PA: When Ivan left his job in New York to take a position with General Physics, he found that racial discrimination stood in his way. He said his positive attitude turned to suspicion when the two black people in his group failed to qualify for jobs but the people who were white were all hired. Ivan's story is troubling, to say the least...
  • Ninth Circuit Sends "High-Tech Debt Trap" Lawsuit to Arbitration
    Feb-27-21 Los Angeles, CA  On February 19, the Ninth Circuit held that a borrower, who found herself in what she described as a “high-tech debt trap,” must arbitrate her claims against the lender, having waived her right to sue. Marggieh DeCarlo was trying to build credit but instead found herself entangled instead in a ruinous web of loan charg...
  • Papa John’s Franchisee Hit with $2 Million New York Labor Law Judgment
    Mar-13-15 New York, NY A New York judge and the Attorney General of the state have both signaled through their actions that New York labor law will not be allowed to flounder at the hands of employers who are alleged to play unfairly in the employment sandbox. To that end, a Papa John’s franchisee has been hit with a $2 million judgment for allegedly under...
  • Herbal Supplements Under Attack from Regulators and Consumers
    Feb-18-15 Washington, DC If you take any pill, you’re supposed to know what’s in that pill. That’s the basis for regulations concerning pharmaceuticals. But when it comes to herbal supplements , the rules are more relaxed, and it turns out that some herbal supplements may have been sold without the ingredients their labels claimed they contained...
  • Bayer Done with Roundup Settlements
    Feb-25-22 Santa Clara, CA It all boils down to federal regulators. Bayer has asked for a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court has asked the Solicitor General to weigh in. A favorable decision for Bayer means it could be exempt from Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits based on federal regulators' approval of its glyp...
  • On-Call Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Information and Legal News
    Unpaid wages lawsuits often involve work in which employees are not paid for overtime wages, or what's referred to as egress-regress time, such as logging on or off a computer at the start or end of the day. But sometimes unpaid wages claims might also involve situations where the employee is required to be on-call but is not being paid for that time. T...
  • Makers of Zyprexa Risperdal and Seroquel Under Fire
    Mar-9-07 Washington, DC: Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca, are all named defendants in a new lawsuit filed by the state of Pennsylvania on February 26, 2007, to recover money paid through public health care programs to purchase Zyprexa , Risperdal, and Seroquel, and the costs of medical care for the people injured by these drugs. Pennsylvania...
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