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  • Glasswerks L.A, Inc. to pay $1.3 Million to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
    May-7-19 Los Angeles, CA A Los Angeles commercial glass manufacturer has agreed to pay $1.3 million to resolve a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit brought on behalf of workers who claim they were shorted on overtime and meal and rest breaks between 2012 and 2018. Most of the more than 1,000 current and former employees affected will pocket about $8...
  • Sickening Stock Drop Prompts Boeing 737 ERISA Lawsuit
    Apr-19-19 Chicago, IL On March 31, participants in the Boeing Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP Plan) filed a class action ERISA lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois. The lawsuit alleges that Boeing knew about problems with its 737 MAX series of airplanes and hid the bad news, all while encouraging plan participants to invest in company stock though the...
  • Uber Settles Driver Lawsuit for $20 Million
    Apr-18-19 San Francisco, CA The settlement in O’Connor v. Uber , if approved, will end a 6-year class action California labor lawsuit over worker misclassification. The affected drivers will receive approximately 37 cents per mile driven for Uber. Significantly, however, Uber has not agreed to re-classify drivers as employees for benefit, minimum wage and o...
  • Revel Systems to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $2.75 Million
    Apr-12-19 Oakland, CA The District Court for the Northern District of California has approved a settlement in a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit . In the lawsuit, Bisaccia v. Revel Systems , a group of inside sales representatives claim that Revel Systems, Inc. (Revel) failed to pay overtime wages as required under the federal Fair Labor Standards...
  • Johnson & Johnson Talc Tribulations Spark ERISA Lawsuit
    Mar-28-19 Newark, NJ On January 25, participants in the Johnson and Johnson Savings Plan (the “401k Plan”), filed a class action ERISA lawsuit claiming that the 401k Plan fiduciaries encouraged them to invest imprudently in company stock. The lawsuit, Tarantino v. Johnson and Johnson Pension and Benefits Committee , claims that the value of the stock was...
  • Demanda de Denunciante. Mande su Caso a un Abogado de Denunciantes.
    Un denunciante puede ser cualquier persona que a sido testigo y luego informa de mala conducta por parte de un individuo, una organización, o de una entidad gubernamental. Normalmente, la falta de conducta implica una violación de cualquier ley o reglamento. Casos de denuncia de irregularidades pueden implicar fraude de acciones/valores...
  • Whistleblower Legal News and Lawsuit Information
    A whistleblower can be anyone who witnesses and reports misconduct to people or entities that can take corrective action through whistleblower policy. Whistleblower cases can involve a violation of any law or regulation. Under the whistleblower protection act , whistleblower laws protect and compensate the whistleblower, including the corporate whistle...
  • Johnson & Johnson Settles Deceptive Hip Implant Marketing Lawsuits for $120 Million
    Feb-12-19 Washington, DC Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) has agreed to pay $120 million to the attorneys general of 46 states and Washington, D.C. to settle claims that the company made unfair and deceptive statements in the promotion of its ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant systems. A separate agreement is expected to resolve most of the thousands of co...
  • Employee 401(k) Lawsuit Claims GE Inflated Stock Value
    Jan-15-19 Albany, NY On December 14, 2018, Adele Vargas filed a class action ERISA lawsuit against General Electric Company (“GE”) and Jeffrey Immelt, its former CEO. She alleges that GE improperly manipulated its earnings and inflated its stock price. As a retirement plan sponsor, it failed in its fiduciary duty to GE employees who invested in the comp...
  • Jury Awards $25.6 Million in Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuit
    Dec-17-18 Oklahoma City, OK In November 2018, a jury awarded nearly $25.6 million to the family of a Oranna Cunningham, a woman who was diagnosed with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer. Her insurer, Aetna, refused to cover the cost of the proton beam therapy recommended by her physician, claiming that it was “experimental or investigational.” After her dea...
  • “Face of Channel 4 News” Fired -- Too Old to be Female on TV
    Dec-13-18 Nashville, TN News anchor Demetria Kalodimos, who had repeatedly been named the Best Local Reporter and Best Local TV News Personality by the readers of the Nashville Scene, was abruptly fired by WSMV, Channel 4 on December 4, 2017. On November 27, 2018, she filed an employment lawsuit in the Middle District of Tennessee, alleging violations of the f...
  • Employers can be Liable for California Wage-Hour Violations
    Dec-10-18 Sacramento, CA: Can an individual be held liable for alleged California wage law violations? Yes, according to the California Court of Appeal, which holds that they can be held personally liable for civil penalties, regardless of whether they were the employer or if the employer is a limited liability entity. Further, the Court concluded that private...
  • Unum: the Gift of Giving and Taking Away
    Dec-6-18 Chicago, IL: Yet another lawsuit was filed in November against First Unum for allegedly denying long-term disability benefits. In the same month, Unum announced to the media that it had donated $300,000 to a high-school girls’ leadership program. Along with this charitable announcement, policy holders who have been denied disability benefits or wron...
  • Fibromyalgia Sufferer Brings LTD Lawsuit against Life Insurance Co. of North America
    Nov-16-18 Los Angeles, CA On September 14, 2018 Marisa Finnerty filed a long term denied disability lawsuit against the Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA), alleging that she had been wrongly denied benefits under her employer, Quest Diagnostics’, long term disability and group life insurance plans. Two things stand out about this lawsuit. It’s...
  • Sephora Accused of Shorting Workers for Time to Don Makeup
    Nov-5-18 San Francisco, CA Cosmetics retailer, Sephora, has recently found itself embroiled in several California unpaid wages lawsuits . The allegations are similar from lawsuit to lawsuit, and so are the plaintiffs’ evidentiary problems. Basically, Sephora is accused of failing to pay workers for time required to go through security, put on makeup before sh...
  • Fidelity Faces Self-Dealing Lawsuit over 401(k) Plan Mismanagement
    Oct-18-18 Boston, MA On October 10, 2018, participants in the Fidelity Retirement Savings Plan filed a class action ERISA pension plan lawsuit against the Plan’s fiduciaries. The Complaint alleges that the Plan fiduciaries breached their duties under ERISA, thus harming the Plan and its participants and beneficiaries. This is another in a recent spate of...
  • UNUM LTD Claimants Must Beware of Exhaustion of Remedies Roadblock
    Oct-15-18 Chattanooga, TN On September 25, 2018, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted UNUM Life Insurance’s motion for summary judgment, thus ending Richard Ravenscraft’s UNUM disability lawsuit on the grounds that he had not exhausted administrative remedies. These are the rocks on which many long term disability lawsuits have been dashed. An earlier...
  • Skirting around Donning and Doffing
    Oct-4-18 Santa Clara, CA: California wage and hour laws get complicated, particularly donning and doffing issues in the manufacturing industry. While federal and state laws agree that employers are required to compensate employees for all “work” performed, they often differ on whether donning and doffing is considered work. When employees are paid hourly...
  • Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit to Recover Back Wages
    Sep-18-18 Santa Ana, CA By a July 18, 2018 Order , the Superior Court of Orange County ruled that the new Dynamex “ABC” test for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors should be applied retroactively. The decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County was already expected to have far reaching consequences...
  • California Court Saves Class Action Wage Claims from Forced Arbitration
    Sep-7-18 San Francisco, CA On August 14, 2018, the California Court of Appeals preserved a worker’s right to bring a class action wage lawsuit against Robert Half International (RHI). RHI tried to force Jessica Gentry to arbitrate, alone, her claim that she was cheated out of pay for the time she spent prepping for assignments. The California Labor Code r...
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