Aug 26, 2016
Product Liability

Lumber Liquidators in Hot Water Again, Formaldehyde Claims Still Pending

There seems to be a trend in litigation lately: Lumber Liquidators just can't keep itself out of the courtroom. First, it was the formaldehyde issue. Now, the company is finding itself in hot water amidst allegations that its Chinese-made Dream Home flooring is "defective" and "substandard."… More

Aug 26, 2016
What You Need To Know

Class Action Roundup – August 26

Fox is in the hot seat after a proposed class action claimed that, by filming its TV series Empire at a juvenile detention center, the company infringed upon the rights of the children living there.… More

Aug 26, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 26 – J.C. Penny, Amazon and More

Mars Retail Group is recalling more than 52,000 earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings sold between May 2015 and July 2016 over concerns that the accessories may contain excessive levels of lead.… More

Aug 25, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 25 – Target, Toyota and More

Target is the latest company to face a proposed class action over the contents of its aloe vera products. According to the lawsuit, Target's Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel is advertised as containing "pure aloe vera" even though it doesn't actually contain any aloe.… More

Aug 24, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 24 – Zara, McDonald's and More

Fashion retailer Zara has been hit with a proposed class action in California claiming that it deceived customers by showing its prices in euros. According to the complaint, Zara also charged its fashion-savvy shoppers more than the exchange rate called for.… More

Aug 23, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 23 – Bank of America, Starbucks and More

Bank of America has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle claims that it failed to properly pay overtime to its California customer service representatives. The lawsuit claims that close to 100 of the bank's workers were misclassified under the administrative exemption.… More

Aug 22, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 22 – Avon, BMW and More

Avon has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle claims that it refused to pay some of its California employees properly for their overtime hours. According to the lawsuit, Avon misclassified its district managers as exempt employees and therefore cheated them out of their deserved wages.… More

Aug 19, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 19 – Wahlburgers, Starbucks and More

Wahlburgers (think Mark Wahlberg) is facing a putative class action claiming that its New York location cheated its employees out of their due pay. According to the suit, Wahlburgers Franchising violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by having their employees work without clocking on.… More

Aug 17, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 17 – Columbia University, the NHL and More

by Patrick Hanan

Columbia University joined Duke, Yale, MIT and other prestigious schools yesterday as ye another defendant in what's shaping up to be a mini-wave of ERISA class actions. The suit claims a breach of fiduciary duty on the part… More

Aug 15, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 15 – Walmart, Toyota and More

by Tara Nagel

On Friday, California federal judge Susan Illston announced that she is leaning toward denying Wal-mart's motion to decertify a group of truckers who claim they weren't paid properly. If she decides to deny Wal-Mart's bid, the… More

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