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Dec 23, 2016
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Closed for the Holidays

by Staff

Dear Readers, ClassAction.org and its staff will be taking a brief holiday hiatus starting December 23. We'll be back Tuesday, January 3, 2017. See you next year! Happy Holidays, The staff here at ClassAction.org… More

May 27, 2016
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News in Brief May 27 – ADT, Maserati and More

The security company ADT has been hit with a proposed class action claiming that it deceptively marketed its glass break detectors. According to the complaint, ADT claims that its glass break detectors – also called audio discriminators – detect break-ins by "hearing" the sound of breaking glass.… More

Oct 30, 2015
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Class Action Roundup - October 30

Another week has gone by. Keep reading to find out what's happening in class action news. It's important to remember that just because a company calls you an independent contractor doesn't mean that you are one. It's up to the law, not the company you work for, to decide your employment status.… More

Oct 2, 2015
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Class Action Roundup - October 2

This week in class action news saw the EPA testing more vehicles after the VW emissions scandal, an update in the Essure controversy, problems with Mercedes repair parts, inadequate enforcement of WD-40 aerosol can safety standards, and several chocolate giants accused of failing to… More

Sep 23, 2015
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Happy Birthday to Who? Warner Has No Copyright, Judge Says

It's the kind of thing you never notice until someone points it out: for years, in television shows and movies across the world, birthdays have been celebrated with a rousing rendition of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." Why? The answer's simple: it was getting too expensive to sing "Happy… More

Sep 18, 2015
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Class Action Roundup - September 18

What's breaking in the world of class action news this week? Twitter, BMW, Samsung, Best Buy and even the state of Michigan (oh my!) are all making headlines. Read on to learn more.… More

May 26, 2015
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No, Companies Can't Cold Call You. Yes, All These Companies Did Anyway.

If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: calling or texting someone without their permission can get companies into a lot of trouble. Following changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that came into effect in October, 2013, businesses need prior express written… More

May 17, 2015
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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

Mar 27, 2015
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Is Silicon Valley Sexist? Discrimination Lawsuits Ask an Important Question

Silicon Valley has faced some crises in its day. I've written several times about the wide-ranging anti-poaching lawsuits filed against the likes of Apple, Google, Intel, Disney and others… More

Feb 3, 2015
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Ro-Ro Row Your Boat: A Tale of Antitrust Allegations at Sea

by Kevin Pflug

A class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey alleges that a small group of large, multinational cargo companies broke the law by secretly agreeing to fix the price of shipping new cars to the United States.… More

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