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  • New FLSA Interpretation Would Limit Worker Wage Lawsuits
    Jul-5-19 Washington, DC The Department of Labor has proposed changes in the interpretation of the “joint employer rule.” The rule allows workers, especially in class action wage and hour lawsuits, to reach beyond an immediate employer to seek recovery from a franchisor, corporate parent or other related business entity. If the change goes into effect, it wi...
  • Tesla Hit with Racial Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit
    Nov-29-17 Oakland, CA: The complaint , filed on November 13, 2017 in the Superior Court for the State of California, Alameda County describes Tesla Motors, Inc. as a “hotbed” of racism and alleges multiple violations of California labor law . This is the third racial discrimination lawsuit to be filed against Tesla this year and the first to seek c...
  • Vehicles Recalled Due To Defective Airbags
    Dec-3-12 Detroit, MI When people buy vehicles, they expect that safety features such as side airbags will work as expected, because when cars have defective airbags, passengers in the vehicle can suffer serious injuries. Unfortunately, airbag failure can and does happen, putting the health and safety of people in the defective vehicle at risk. In November, G...
  • California Overtime Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Does your employer owe you for unpaid overtime? California law provides protections for employees, with stiff penalties for wage and hour violations. If you believe that your employer has violated the California labor code, you have every right to file an overtime lawsuit. As a general rule, employers must pay an overtime premium of one...
  • Paraquat Parkinson's Disease Legal News and Lawsuit Information
    The weed-killer Paraquat has been linked to increased rates of Parkinson’s disease and other serious health conditions in farmers, agricultural workers, families living near farming communities and others exposed to the toxic herbicide. Paraquat lawsuits claim Syngenta and other chemical manufacturers have not adequately warned users about the life-alt...
  • Airbag Lawsuits Allege Serious Airbag Injuries
    May-2-12 Orlando, FL When it comes to safety devices, there may be none with stakes as high as those of airbags, but allegations of airbag injuries suggest that even the commonly used safety devices may fail to work as planned. Since airbags were first used in cars, there have been claims that defective airbags caused serious injury to car passengers. Perhaps t...
  • WA Workers' Compensation Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Workers' Compensation is insurance coverage purchased by the employer/business that provides workers' benefits for job-related employee injuries. Washington law requires all employers to purchase Washington workers' compensation coverage (with a few exceptions). Each state has a different workers compensation program laws, with benefits covering medic...
  • Settlements and Verdicts: General Motors Corp
    A $495 million dollar settlement has been reached between General Motors Corp. and plaintiffs in a number of lawsuits claiming that the company's pickup trucks were prone to explosion. Several suits have already been settled for an average of $1.6 million dollars each in regards to the company's 1973 to 1987 model year trucks, which were dangerous becaus...
  • Airbag Lawsuit Alleges Airbag Failure
    Apr-10-12 Dallas, TX Since the advent of the vehicular airbag, society has come to rely on the ubiquitous balloon to provide protection from and prevention of serious injury resulting from a crash. The promise, if you will, that the airbag will be there when we need it. Airbag failure does not enter the mind. However, such a failure is at the root of an airbag l...
  • $6M Settlement Reached in Zithromax Lawsuit
    New York, NY: Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that his Consumer Protection & Advocacy Section in Tucson, along with the offices of eighteen other Attorneys General, settled an investigation into Pfizer's Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) advertising for Zithromax a Pfizer product to treat young children' severe ear infections (pediatric acut...
  • Ted Olson - Bush Administration Preemption Gang - Part II
    Mar-3-08 Washington, DC: Theodore Olson was one of the masterminds behind the Arkansas Project, which operated between 1993 and 1997, with the single-minded goal of trying to dig up, or in the alternative manufacture, enough dirt to get rid of the twice elected President, Bill Clinton. His lies to Congress about his role in this sordid affair nearly derailed his...
  • Preemption - Bush Administration Backs Medtronic in Supreme Court - Part I
    Jan-1-08 Washington, DC: Under the arguments made before the US Supreme Court on December 4, 2007, by Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler, on behalf of the Bush Administration, in support of the medical device maker Medtronic, American citizens injured by a defective device would not be allowed to sue the manufacturer of a product, ever. In a nutshell, the g...
  • Pizza Recall: Lawyer Demands General Mills Pay Medical Expenses
    Nov-30-07 St. Louis, MO General Mills produced and distributed 120 million pizzas throughout the US during an E. coli outbreak that was linked to the company's Totino's and Jeno's pizzas. However, although the company did announce a recall, it only involved 5 million of those 120 pizzas produced. Considering that General Mills, the sixth largest food company in t...
  • New Generation of "Advanced" Airbags—Better or Worse?
    Nov-2-11 Detroit, MI As vehicle manufacturers are adding "new and improved" airbags —including side airbags and curtain airbags—to their vehicles (the NHTSA gave automobile manufacturers until 2012 to provide advanced airbags), these airbags are also causing accidents. While some airbags do not deploy in a collision, others deploy without the vehicle...
  • California Labor Lawsuit News & California Employment Legal Help
    California labor laws are put in place to protect you. The California labor employment law and the California prevailing wage law ensures that your employer does not violate wage and hour issues.  Although California boasts some of the strictest state labor laws in the country with stiff penalties for violations, California labor lawsuits are on the ris...
  • General Maritime Corp, GMRRQ Securities Fraud
    Company: General Maritime Corp, Ticker Symbol: GMRRQ Class Period: May-21-10 to Nov-16-11 Date Filed: Jun-27-12 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Aug-26-12 Court: Southern District of New York Allegations: New York, NY: A securities class action lawsuit has been filed in th...
  • Chrysler Recalls Nearly a Quarter Million Trucks
    Jul-15-11 Detroit, MI Various complaints have dogged Chrysler with regard to steering problems inherent with some of their trucks. This week, the manufacturer made it official and pulled the trigger on a voluntary recall of nearly quarter million Ram pickups over the potential for "loss of directional stability," according to Chrysler. The New York Times reported...
  • Beverly Enterprises - Poster Child Of Fraud And Neglect In Nursing Home Industry
    Jun-1-06 Nowhere in the nursing home industry is the corruption, patient neglect and abuse and Medicare and Medicaid fraud more blatant than within the giant nursing home chain of Beverly Enterprises. Based in Fort Smith, it reportedly operates more than 400 nursing facilities, assisted living centers and hospices in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The cha...
  • California Labor Commissioner’s Office fined general contractor and sub-contractor for wage theft violations
    Jul-13-18 Long Beach, CA After a lengthy investigation into wage theft of Champion Construction Inc., a contractor hired by San Diego general contractor TB Penick, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office found that Champion cheated 103 workers by maintaining false payroll records over a six-month period. Both TB Penick and Champion were held responsible under...
  • Airbag Injuries Result in Settlement
    Jul-10-16 Salt Lake City, UT : An accident involving allegedly faulty airbags that caused serious injuries when a vehicle’s airbag deployed too forcefully has resulted in a settlement. The terms of the settlement, which resolves claims of negligence and gross negligence in the airbag injury lawsuit, have been kept confidential. According to the Salt Lak...
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