Aug 27, 2014
Labor & Employment

Ban the Box Movement Grows, Seeks Changes to Job Applications

Across the United States, it's common for employers to ask potential employees about their criminal histories. This may be done for a variety of reasons, but the outcome tends to be the same:… More

Aug 22, 2014
Consumer Fraud

Electronics Price-Fixing Suit Hits Major Companies

Have you been paying too much for your electronics? It's possible – and, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this week, several major manufacturers are to blame.… More

Aug 19, 2014
Labor & Employment

Reviews in the News: The Ins and Outs of the (New) Yelp Lawsuit

It might sound ridiculous – many certainly thought so – but last fall a lawsuit was filed by certain Yelp reviewers who claimed they should be paid for their work. Yelp – the consumer review site… More

Aug 13, 2014
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

Europeans Rush to Join Facebook Privacy Lawsuit

Facebook, Inc., beloved social media necessity/harbinger of doom has faced its fair share of lawsuits and class actions over the years.In the last year alone, we've blogged about the company facing… More

Aug 12, 2014
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

State Bar Exam Fiasco Prompts ExamSoft Lawsuits

Many of us remember the stress of college exams, though few of us have sat for one of the toughest exams of all: the state bar exam.… More

Aug 12, 2014
Labor & Employment

Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Deal Rejected by Judge

Federal Judge Lucy Koh surprised a lot of people last week when she denied plaintiffs' request to approve a $324.5 million settlement that would put an end to the Silicon Valley anti-poaching class action.… More

Aug 11, 2014
Labor & Employment

LGBT Workplace Protections: Obama Takes Decisive Action

At the end of July, President Obama made headlines by signing into law an executive order protecting the rights of gay and transgender federal contractors to be free from workplace discrimination.… More

Aug 8, 2014
Labor & Employment

Court Rules RadioShack's Overtime Pay Practices Violate Pennsylvania Law

Earlier this month, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled that RadioShack violated Pennsylvania law by using the "fluctuating workweek" method of calculating overtime.… More

Aug 4, 2014
Product Liability

Fearing Energy Star Lawsuits, Whirlpool Lobbies for Class Action Ban

Sometimes it's good to have friends in Congress. According to The New York Times, two Congressmen with close ties to Whirlpool have introduced a bill that would prohibit customers… More

Aug 1, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

Cancer Risk Prompts J&J To Recall Morcellators

A controversial medical device used in hysterectomies and myomectomies is being recalled by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Endo-Surgery unit following FDA warnings… More

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