May 21, 2015
Labor & Employment

Lawsuits Are Changing Wal-Mart – and Wal-Mart Can Change the World

by Simon Clark

Wal-Mart is one of the country's largest – and most ubiquitous – stores. Ninety percent of the U.S. population now lives within 15 minutes of a branch, with more than one million Americans employed to stock, price, clean, and manage one of the 4,540 Wal-Mart stores currently open across… More

May 19, 2015
Opinion

New and Innovative Companies, Same Old Legal Problems

by Simon Clark

The last decade has been the decade of the startups. In office shares, innovation hubs, and garages across the countries, businesses have been founded, have grown, and have changed the way millions of people live their lives – and all while striving not to be like other businesses. This is… More

May 17, 2015
Uncategorized

Too Many Companies Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

by Simon Clark

Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act had given legal protection to individuals with disabilities, guaranteeing freedom from discrimination and requiring employers to provide "reasonable accommodation" for disabled employees. The act also sets out accessibility requirements for… More

May 14, 2015
What You Need To Know

Class Action Lawsuits Coming to Thailand

by Simon Clark

Class action lawsuits have always been a particularly American way of doing things. Like baseball and cheese in a can, they were invented here, made it big – and now they're going global. In June 2013, we wrote about France adopting U.S.-style collective actions. Then came South Korea.… More

May 7, 2015
What You Need To Know

Lumber Liquidators Problems Continue as DOJ Preps Criminal Charges

by Simon Clark

It's been a difficult year for Lumber Liquidators Inc. As investigations continue into formaldehyde levels in their laminate wooden flooring, news came out that the U.S. Department of Justice will be seeking criminal charges against the company.… More

May 5, 2015
Important Rulings

Actos Suits To Cost Takeda More than $2.4 Billion

by Simon Clark

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd announced last week it has agreed to settle the 'vast majority' of Actos lawsuits, to the tune of $2.4 billion.… More

Apr 30, 2015
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

Coachella, Firefly Layaway Plans Ripping Off Music Fans

by Simon Clark

If you're planning on attending any music festivals in the near future, you may want to think twice before selecting the "payment plan" option.… More

Apr 28, 2015
Important Rulings

First Ruling in Zoloft Trial Questions Birth Defect Link

by Simon Clark

The first Zoloft jury ruling is here - and it's bad news for the plaintiffs.… More

Apr 10, 2015
What You Need To Know

Class Action Roundup - April 10

by Simon Clark

We take a look at this week's class action news.… More

Apr 9, 2015
Consumer Fraud

Vitamin Shoppe Fights Back in BodyTech Protein Supplement Suit

by Simon Clark

Earlier this month, a proposed class action was filed alleging Vitamin Shoppe Inc.'s BodyTech protein supplements are falsely marketed. Now, the company has responded.… More

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