Blog Archive 32 Posts

September 2013

Sep 30, 2013
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

iPad 3G Users to Receive $40 Credit Following Apple and AT&T Class Action

by Staff

Apple iPad 3G owners who ordered or purchased their device on or before June 7, 2010 may receive a $40 credit from Apple early next year as a result of a class action lawsuit settlement. Apple and AT&T… More

Sep 30, 2013
Labor & Employment

Unpaid Internships, Pro Bono Work, and the Law

by Louis Marlin

The issue of what does or does not constitute a legal, unpaid internship has never been more hotly debated. With the recent slew of class action lawsuits showing no sign of slowing down, companies… More

Sep 27, 2013
What You Need To Know

More Retailers Facing Zip Code Lawsuits

by Staff

We've reported before on the 'Zip Code Wars' heating up between retailers and consumers, and the increasing number of companies facing legal challenges over the practice of asking for customer's… More

Sep 27, 2013
Defective Medical Devices

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue

by James Magazine

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… More

Sep 26, 2013
What You Need To Know

Can Retailers Set a Minimum Purchase Amount for Card Use?

by Austin Tighe

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… More

Sep 25, 2013
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

Cargill Agrees To Settle 'Natural' Sweetener Lawsuit

by Staff

Cargill, the maker of Truvia sweetener, has agreed to pay $5 million and to update the product's labeling in order to prevent a nationwide class action lawsuit from continuing. The putative suit was brought… More

Sep 24, 2013
Important Rulings

ATM Fee Lawsuit May Proceed as Class Action

by Greg Coleman

On September 10, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that a lawsuit involving two ATMs located in college bars, Hughes v. Kore of Indiana Enterprises, may proceed as a class action… More

Sep 24, 2013
Important Rulings

PA Judge Breaks with Own Ruling, Moves to Certify Class of Oil and Gas

by Staff

In what might be good news for landowners fighting for their royalty payments, a Pennsylvania judge has found in favor of certifying a class in a lawsuit against Energy Corp of America. The judge's ruling goes… More

Sep 23, 2013
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

Rite Aid, Background Checks, and Applicants' Rights

by Staff

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

Sep 20, 2013
Labor & Employment

Unpaid Internship Lawsuits Update

by Staff

In June 2013, a New York judge ruled that Fox Searchlight had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay its interns. The workers argued in a class action lawsuit that the tasks they carried out were… More

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