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  • Illinois Employment Labor Law
    Illinois labor law lawsuits allege violations of Illinois state labor laws including overtime pay and minimum wage violations. The rights of employees in Illinois are protected by a number of laws including the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, the Illinois Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)...
  • California Suspends Worker Layoff Notifications. Did Velodyne Take Advantage?
    May-4-20 San Jose, CA Siers v. Velodyne Lidar is a class action lawsuit brought under the provisions of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and provisions of California labor law that afford employees similar protection against sudden and precipitous layoff. According to Benjamin Siers, Velodyne terminated a third of its workf...
  • Employment Discrimination based on Perceived Sexual Orientation
    May-1-20 New York, NY Vincent White, a partner at White, Hilferty and Albanese, spoke recently with LAS about the thorny problem of employment discrimination based on an employer’s perception (or misperception) of an employee’s sexual orientation. The hardest problem, according to White, is that the discriminatory comment or action often happens behin...
  • Can California Employers Pay Workers with Reloadable Debit Cards?
    Apr-27-20 Riverside County, CA Janelly Sandoval filed a class action lawsuit against Home Depot in Riverside Superior Court on January 31,2020. The lawsuit, which has since been removed to the District Court for the Central District of California, claims that Home Depot violated Sections 201 through 203 of the California Labor Code by paying her final wages by m...
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlements, Wrongful Death Lawyer - LawyersAndSettlements.com
    A Wrongful Death Lawsuit is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a wrongful death . If a loved one has died as a result of another party's negligence, including wrongful death malpractice , a wrongful death attorney can evaluate the case and determine wrongful death damages in accordance with wrongful death law . ...
  • New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    New Mexico medical malpractice claims may be brought against any healthcare professional or organization if the standard of care fails to meet an acceptable level. When a patient suffers harm as a result of such failure, a New Mexico medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed against health care providers, including doctors, counselors, and psychotherapist...
  • E-Cig and Vape Companies Cashing in on COVID-19
    Apr-20-20 Santa Clara, CA Vaping and e-cigarette companies are using the corona virus crisis as a sales tool, despite warnings from health officials that vape and e-cigarette users might be at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19. And an attorney general accuses the FDA of vape fear mongering. COVID-19 Sales Tactics Particularly insidious is a sales...
  • Emergency Room Overcharges –Surprise!
    Apr-16-20 Santa Clara, CA Almost one-third of Americans with health insurance who wind up in an emergency room find out after the fact that their health plan doesn’t cover as much as they thought. Given that there are about 140 million ER visits each year, and “surprise” emergency room charges are so frequent that 59 percent of Americans have bee...
  • BOEING DEFENDANTS IN STOCK DROP LAWSUIT CLAIM THEY WERE NOT FIDUCIARIES
    Mar-31-20 Chicago, IL On March 2 attorneys for Boeing, its 401k retirement plan and the plan’s investment committee asked the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss Burke v. The Boeing Co. The defendants claim that Newport Trust Co., the plan’s investment manager, was solely responsible for any losses incurred by participants...
  • Can Coronavirus and Lawsuits Vaporize E-cigarettes?
    Mar-25-20 Santa Clara, CA Coronavirus and e-cigarette use have one thing in common: they harm the lungs. And as of March 2020, hundreds of Juul e-cigarette lawsuits have been combined in a California federal court, with many more complaints expected. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says growing evidence indicates that vaping can harm lung health and vapers...
  • Zantac Cancer Lawsuits Move to MDL Phase
    Mar-20-20 West Palm Beach, FL Zantac cancer lawsuits will be consolidated in multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. At the time of its formation on February 6, the MDL included 15 cases. An additional 126 cases were pending in 21 districts nationwide, and more plaintiffs are expected to join. The consolidated la...
  • California Labor Law and COVID-19: Top questions asked by California Workers
    Mar-17-20 San Francisco, CA Putting into place public health measures to deal with COVID-19 also raises a number of California labor law issues. Employers are scrambling to navigate a new workplace, which could mean their employees working from home. And employees are anxious to understand their legal rights. Here are the top FAQ’s asked by employees. 1...
  • Hospital Overcharging Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Both insured and uninsured hospital patients allege they are charged excessive health care costs because of hospital overcharging practices. From surgery costs, to administrative fees, to equipment charges, hospitals and clinics routinely overcharge their patients for services. Insured patients with big deductibles face rising insurance premiums and out...
  • TIAA ERISA LAWSUIT TARGETS SELF-DEALING IN LOAN ADMINISTRATION
    Mar-16-20 New York, NY Retirement plan participants who are concerned that plan administrators and service providers may be running the plan for their own benefit can extract three important lessons from Haley v. Teachers Ins. & Annuity Assoc. of America . First, the possibility that plan fiduciaries and record keepers may be engaged in self-dealing is a very...
  • E-Cigarette Toxic Vape Ban Less Than Meets the Eye, Critics Say
    Feb-17-20 Washington, DC Effective February 6, a change in FDA policy banned sales of fruit, mint and dessert-flavored vape pods that were reportedly intended to attract teens. The effectiveness of this ban in protecting young consumers from e-cigarette health hazards remains in doubt, however. The ban does not affect menthol or tobacco-flavored pods, open-tank sy...
  • Rantidine Recalls Stoke Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
    Feb-12-20 Washington, DC A cascade of recalls – by Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac and a collection of pharmacies that distribute the heartburn drug – is fuel to the fire of the Zantac cancer lawsuits now forming. Lawyers reportedly anticipate an explosion of Zantac lawsuits over the next several months. What should heartburn sufferers who have...
  • Supreme Court Sends IBM Stock Drop ERISA Lawsuit Back to Second Circuit
    Feb-11-20 Washington, DC On January 14, the Supreme Court sent Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander , a much-watched ERISA lawsuit , back to the Second Circuit for further consideration of defensive arguments raised by the plan administrators. The decision is a setback, although perhaps not a fatal one, for participants in employee stock ownership plans (...
  • General Motors Faulty Ignition Lawsuit News & Legal Informatio
    General Motors in 2014 recalled 2.6 million vehicles involving GM ignition switches that could potentially turn off on their own, shutting down the engine and disabling airbags while the vehicle was in motion. The faulty ignition switches were used in various models, mainly the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, which GM started manufacturing in 2002 and 2003...
  • E-Cigarettes Pose Health Hazards Legal News & Lawsuit Information
    Santa Clara, CA Research shows that serious health risks are associated with electronic cigarettes, including cancer. Health officials for more than a decade have warned consumers of e-cigarette side effects from toxic vapes that contain  additives in the liquid nicotine, which converts to high amounts of aldehydes and toxic chemicals. E-Cig...
  • Employees May Work 6 Years Longer when Employer Skims Fees off the Top of 401k Plan
    Jan-22-20 Collingswood, NJ On November 5, former employee, Young Cho, filed a class action ERISA lawsuit (ERISA) in the District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging that fiduciaries of the Prudential Insurance Company 401k plan breached their duty to plan participants by selecting and managing investment options to benefit Prudential, rather than retirem...
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