Jun 26, 2015
What You Need To Know

Yahoo to Face Class Action Over E-mail Scanning

by Simon Clark

A judge in California has certified a class action lawsuit that accuses Yahoo of illegally scanning e-mails sent to Yahoo Mail users. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claims that e-mails sent to Yahoo addresses by non-Yahoo Mail users are… More

Jun 12, 2015
Consumer Fraud

Kashi to Pay $4 Million for All Natural GOLEAN Crunch Claims

by Simon Clark

Advertising, at the end of the day, shouldn't be too hard. You say things that are true, and you don't say things that aren't true. That, of course, is in an ideal world. In reality, companies are called out for making misleading claims on a fairly regular basis – and one of the most… More

May 29, 2015
Opinion

Class Actions That Changed the Way We Shop

by Simon Clark

How and why we shop has changed a lot over the last decade. The rise of the Internet, and eventually smartphone apps, forever changed the way companies interact with customers. Some stores – Blockbuster, Borders – haven't managed to survive the digital revolution. Others – Amazon, Domino's… More

May 26, 2015
Uncategorized

No, Companies Can't Cold Call You. Yes, All These Companies Did Anyway.

by Simon Clark

If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: calling or texting someone without their permission can get companies into a lot of trouble. Following changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that came into effect in October, 2013, businesses need prior express written… More

May 21, 2015
Labor & Employment

Lawsuits Are Changing Wal-Mart – and Wal-Mart Can Change the World

by Simon Clark

Wal-Mart is one of the country's largest – and most ubiquitous – stores. Ninety percent of the U.S. population now lives within 15 minutes of a branch, with more than one million Americans employed to stock, price, clean, and manage one of the 4,540 Wal-Mart stores currently open across… More

May 19, 2015
Opinion

New and Innovative Companies, Same Old Legal Problems

by Simon Clark

The last decade has been the decade of the startups. In office shares, innovation hubs, and garages across the countries, businesses have been founded, have grown, and have changed the way millions of people live their lives – and all while striving not to be like other businesses. This is… More

May 17, 2015
Uncategorized

Too Many Companies Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

by Simon Clark

Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act had given legal protection to individuals with disabilities, guaranteeing freedom from discrimination and requiring employers to provide "reasonable accommodation" for disabled employees. The act also sets out accessibility requirements for… More

May 14, 2015
What You Need To Know

Class Action Lawsuits Coming to Thailand

by Simon Clark

Class action lawsuits have always been a particularly American way of doing things. Like baseball and cheese in a can, they were invented here, made it big – and now they're going global. In June 2013, we wrote about France adopting U.S.-style collective actions. Then came South Korea.… More

May 7, 2015
What You Need To Know

Lumber Liquidators Problems Continue as DOJ Preps Criminal Charges

by Simon Clark

It's been a difficult year for Lumber Liquidators Inc. As investigations continue into formaldehyde levels in their laminate wooden flooring, news came out that the U.S. Department of Justice will be seeking criminal charges against the company.… More

May 5, 2015
Important Rulings

Actos Suits To Cost Takeda More than $2.4 Billion

by Simon Clark

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd announced last week it has agreed to settle the 'vast majority' of Actos lawsuits, to the tune of $2.4 billion.… More

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