Sep 30, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief September 30 – Disney, Experian, Starkist and More

by Corrado Rizzi

Several heavy hitters in the world of film and television have dodged a class action lawsuit claiming they deceived hearing-impaired viewers and violated civil rights laws by not captioning song lyrics in shows and movies. Filed in October 2015, the suit alleged Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros. and… More

Sep 29, 2016
What You Need To Know

News In Brief September 29 – Uber, Samsung and More

by Corrado Rizzi

Uber is once against the target of class action litigation over its alleged practice of sending unsolicited text messages to consumers' cell phones using an automatic dialing system, a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Filed in California, this new suit claims the company… More

Sep 28, 2016
What You Need To Know

News In Brief September 28 – SiriusXM, Daily Fantasy Sports and More

by Corrado Rizzi

SiriusXM has settled a class action alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by allowing solicitation calls to be made to consumers who purchased or leased a new or used vehicle that came with a promotional subscription to the satellite radio service that ended before… More

Sep 27, 2016
What You Need To Know

News In Brief September 27 – Wells Fargo, Costco, Ford and More

by Corrado Rizzi

The hits keep coming for Wells Fargo. A day after being sued by current and former employees who claim they were penalized for staying out of the bank's fraudulent sales practices, Wells Fargo now faces a putative securities class action filed by shareholders alleging they were misled.… More

Sep 26, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief September 26 – Converse, Apple, Yahoo

by Corrado Rizzi

Workers employed by Nike-owned shoe maker Converse Inc. scored a victory in court late last week after a judge certified a class of more than 1,500 retail employees who allegedly were not compensated for time spent undergoing mandatory off-the-clock bag checks.… More

Sep 26, 2016
Consumer Fraud

Wells Fargo and the Phony Accounts – A Tale of Alleged Bank Fraud

Unless you're slightly out of the loop (which is definitely OK), you've probably heard about the maelstrom of bad news hitting Wells Fargo right now. First, the $185 million in fines for creating fake accounts on behalf of its customers.… More

Sep 23, 2016
What You Need To Know

Class Action Roundup – September 23

by Corrado Rizzi

A lawsuit filed against State Farm accusing the insurer of breaking federal racketeering laws has been granted class certification by an Illinois judge. The suit alleges State Farm violated the Racketeer Influence and Corruption Organizations Act, known popularly as RICO.… More

Sep 23, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief September 23 – Medtronic, Labor Ready and More

by Corrado Rizzi

Minnesota-based medical device maker Medtronic will not face class action litigation that alleged it conspired with a doctor to promote off-label uses of The Infuse, a component of a bone growth device used in spinal fusion procedures.… More

Sep 22, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief September 22 – Amazon, Domino's, BMW and More

by Corrado Rizzi

Amazon.com LLC and staffing agency SMX LLC are in the crosshairs of a proposed class action in California. Filed by a former delivery driver, the suit claims Amazon and SMX violated state labor laws by "willfully, knowingly and systematically" misclassifying countless current and former drivers.… More

Sep 21, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief September 21 – LifeLock, Barnes & Noble and More

by Corrado Rizzi

A $68 million class action settlement has been approved by a California judge against identity-theft protection service LifeLock Inc.… More

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