May 27, 2016
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News in Brief May 27 – ADT, Maserati and More

The security company ADT has been hit with a proposed class action claiming that it deceptively marketed its glass break detectors. According to the complaint, ADT claims that its glass break detectors – also called audio discriminators – detect break-ins by "hearing" the sound of breaking glass.… More

May 26, 2016
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News in Brief May 26 – Snapchat, CVS and More

Snapchat is the most recent digital entity to be hit with a putative class action over its facial recognition software. The suit was filed under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and accuses Snapchat of illegally collecting and storing users' biometric information.… More

May 25, 2016
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News in Brief May 25 – Trader Joe's, Kmart and More

Trader Joe's and the two consumers who filed a class action against it have mutually agreed to drop a lawsuit filed in California federal court. The suit claimed that Trader Joe's soy milk could be mistaken for dairy milk and that several other products, including some yogurts, were… More

May 24, 2016
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News in Brief May 24 – DHL, Toyota and More

Logistics company DHL Express is set to pay $1.45 million to settle claims that it failed to properly pay its workers. According to the lawsuit, DHL used a computerized system for keeping track of its employees' hours that would round down the amount of time actually worked.… More

May 23, 2016
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News in Brief May 23 – Avis, Samsung and More

Avis Budget Car Rental has been hit with a class action claiming that it discriminated against African-Americans at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Mississippi. The lawsuit was brought by Whitney Richardson, an employee at the company's airport location.… More

May 20, 2016
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News in Brief May 20 – TD Bank, Cheez-Its and More

TD Bank has announced that it will be discontinuing its Penny Arcades after several lawsuits accused the bank of shortchanging its customers. We wrote about the lawsuits before, but it looks like the scrutiny the bank has since faced has led it to pack up its coin-counting machines for good.… More

May 20, 2016
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Class Action Roundup – May 20

After more than a decade, we will finally be able to claim part of a Ticketmaster class action settlement. That's right, Ticketmaster has agreed to pay $400 million to settle claims that it unlawfully hiked up ticket fees for things like "order processing" and "shipping costs."… More

May 19, 2016
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News in Brief May 19 – Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and More

Uber has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that it came up with a scheme: the company told its drivers to use fake Lyft accounts to make ride requests that would disrupt their rival's business.… More

May 18, 2016
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News in Brief May 18 – Bank of America, Earth's Best and More

General Motors has been hit with a proposed class action claiming that it marketed and sold vehicles with false fuel-economy ratings. According to the complaint, 2016 Chevrolet Traverses, GMC Acadias and Buick Enclaves were advertised as EPA-rated at 19 miles per gallon on average.… More

May 18, 2016
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#AirBnbWhileBlack Victim Files Lawsuit

On Tuesday, Airbnb was hit with a proposed class action that claims the website, where people can list, find and rent lodging, discriminates against black travelers. The plaintiff, a 25-year-old black male named Gregory Selden, says that he tried to rent space in Philadelphia for a vacation.… More

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