September 2013 - Class Action Blog Archive
The issue of what does or does not constitute a legal, unpaid internship has never been more hotly debated.
In recent years, women across the country have filed thousands of lawsuits against medical device companies alleging that defective transvaginal mesh surgical products have caused them severe pain and debilitating injuries.
Is a zip code 'personal information?' Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that it is, meaning retailers may be breaking the law by requesting it.
Shoppers who want to use their credit card for purchases under $10 are facing an ever more familiar sight in smaller or independent stores – a sign, often at the register, informing them that credit cards are welcome, providing their purchase totals at least $10 or more.
What makes sweetener 'natural'? Cargill has agreed to a settlement after being accused of misleading consumers about what goes into its sweeteners.
Reversing his own decision, judge approves two out of three subclasses.
ATM Fee Lawsuit May Proceed as Class Action, Notwithstanding Small Payouts, Hard-to-Find Class Members
The Seventh Circuit ruled that a lawsuit involving two ATMs located in college bars may proceed as a class action even though the damages awarded to each class member would be minuscule and tracking down all class members may be unfeasible. The federal appellate court held that, when faced with such a case, a court can award the damages to a charity whose purpose aligns with the objectives of the lawsuit.
Rite Aid is facing a class action lawsuit over its use of background checks during the hiring process, amid claims job applicants aren't given a chance to defend themselves from accusations of theft.
More and more companies are facing allegations that interns have been misclassified and should, in fact, be paid.
'You can't lose!' said the casino - but failed to reveal that its fine print almost guaranteed consumers would.
Does Dark Rage actually include a key amino-acid derivative? A new lawsuit says not, though the company disagrees.
Maibec will continue to face allegations that its wood shingles are defective and its warranty policy rarely upheld.
A New Jersey resident is reported to have reached a settlement with C. R. Bard over injuries she says were caused by the company's Avaulta Mesh.
Home Depot's attempts to collect damages from a man it says shoplifted has led to a counter-suit accusing the company of unjustly threatening customers.
The maker of Pradaxa has applied to the FDA for permission to extend the drug's permitted uses - while the drug itself continues to face lawsuits and allegations that it's not as safe as patients think.
Technicians working for Alliance healthcare have reached a settlement over allegations that the company failed to provide proper lunch and rest breaks.
Increasing numbers of companies seem to be falling foul of TCPA rules.
Employees or contractors? The distinction could mean a lot, according to a new lawsuit brought by a former driver for Lyft.
The settlement, a much larger figure than many had been expecting, looks set to effect similar lawsuits around the U.S.
LA Fitness members in New Jersey can now access a multi-million dollar settlement over allegedly unfair contract terms.
Genetically modified wheat may have contaminated other crops - but can farmers prove actual harm?
Company argues against state courts hearing the overtaxing case.
Residents of Roxana, IL allege that chemicals have leaked from nearby refinery into air, water and land.
Capital One is facing a lawsuit over claims that it adjusts payments in order to charge extra fees.
Do debit card transactions get processed in the order you make them? Not necessarily - and that's not good for consumers.
Plaintiff alleges she received multiple unwanted texts from the company.
Does the number of reported complications actually reflect patients' problems? Maybe not, a new study shows.
Amazon is notifying customers of their options following a settlement between publishers and attorneys general over ebook price fixing.
A group of landowners in Pennsylvania have reached a settlement over allegations that Chesapeake underpaid royalties for gas taken from their land.
As unpaid internship lawsuits mount, more and more companies are facing allegations that they're trying to avoid paying employee-level salaries.
Ruling means case can now proceed to trial - with the state accused of failing to properly care for foster children.