Aug 24, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Aug 12, 2016
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News in Brief August 12 – Pokémon Go, NFL and More

Well, that didn't take long. Another suit has been filed against the makers of the app Pokémon Go by a Canadian woman who was less than thrilled that her Alberta home became a Pokéstop. For those of you who don't know, Pokéstops are locations where players can collect more Pokéballs.… More

Aug 11, 2016
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News in Brief August 11 – Apple, Bigelow Tea and More

Apple was previously entangled in a proposed class action that claimed some of the company's iPhones had a defect that could result in cellular data overages. Allegedly, the defect would disable Wi-Fi connectivity for no particular reason.… More

Aug 10, 2016
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News in Brief August 10 – Wells Fargo, WWE and More

A proposed class action brought against Wells Fargo on behalf of allegedly underpaid employees was denied class certification on Monday. The suit claimed that Wells Fargo didn't Count breaks of 20 minutes or less toward employees' total hours worked, stiffing those who worked 40-hour workweeks.… More

Aug 10, 2016
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Pokémon Go – A Wild Lawsuit Appeared!

No doubt that by now you've heard of Niantic and the Pokémon Company's latest worldwide craze – a little app called Pokémon Go. And you've probably even heard of the lawsuit they are now facing and all the media's clever headlines about it.… More

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