Jul 28, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief July 28 – Navient, General Mills and More

A lawsuit claiming that Navient placed unsolicited calls to consumers was granted class certification on Wednesday. Judge Larry J. McKinney found that while there will be differences in the damages individuals can claim, they can be easily managed.… More

Jul 27, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief July 27 – Urban Outfitters, TurboTax and More

A putative class action claiming that Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie illegally asked customers for their zip codes when they checked out was dismissed on Tuesday. The case met its end when the D.C. Circuit Court found that the lower court that previously reviewed it had no jurisdiction to do so.… More

Jul 26, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief July 26 – RadioShack, CVS and More

As a part of a putative class action, a group of RadioShack employees are claiming that the company and its successor General Wireless are refusing to pay for their accumulated, unused vacation time.… More

Jul 25, 2016
Labor & Employment

Can I Get Fired for a Facebook (or any Social Media) Post?

by Patrick Hanan

Every U.S. state except MT has what's known as an "at-will" employment rule. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, this rule says that "an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without incurring legal liability."… More

Jul 25, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief July 25 – Minor League Baseball, Dooney and Bourke and More

A proposed class action claiming that Dooney & Bourke misled customers with fake discount prices was dismissed on Friday. Allegedly, Dooney & Bourke used deceptive "original" prices to make their sale prices look better.… More

Jul 22, 2016
What You Need To Know

Class Actions That Changed the Way You Work Out

The case highlights the role class action lawsuits play in shaping how fitness gadgets are made and sold – and, not to mention, the wider role of lawsuits in changing how we work and play.… More

Jul 22, 2016
What You Need To Know

Class Action Roundup – July 22

Apple is facing a class action lawsuit for replacing its devices with refurbished units under AppleCare+. According to the suit, the practice of replacing its customers' damaged devices with refurbished ones goes against the AppleCare+ contract.… More

Jul 22, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief July 22 – Archer Daniels, Pizza Hut and More

Archer Daniels Midland Co. has been accused of selling feed that was poisonous for horses. The proposed class action claims that the horse feed was contaminated with a chemical additive (monensin) that increases the weight and market value of cattle, but causes health problems in horses.… More

Jul 21, 2016
Labor & Employment

Life Time Fitness Under Fire, Group Instructors Sue

As you can probably imagine, most folk like to be paid for the work they do. Well, the workers at Life Time Fitness are no exception.… More

Jul 20, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief July 20 – Hooters, Theranos and More

Hooters is looking at a proposed class action that claims the restaurant chain failed to pay employees proper overtime wages. Under Hooters' policy, employees don't qualify for overtime. The lawsuit, however, claims that this policy directly violates Fair Labor Standards Act.… More

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