Employers are now allowed to update their arbitration agreements in response to workers filing class or collective actions against them, and they can legally threaten to fire those who refuse to sign the new agreements.
If you’re willing to put in a little work to fight for a better settlement, you can file an objection. Objections to class action settlements, though they require some time and effort on the objector’s part, can help ensure a fair deal.
Swept up under the commotion of the historic Equifax data breach settlement were a number of other significant settlements that you may want to be aware of, as they affect everyone from Google job applicants to coconut oil lovers.
[UPDATE] The dust is still settling, and given the gravity and breadth of this particular data breach, there’s a mountain of information to sift through about how to claim your piece of the historic settlement.
We've broken down the process for you by following the path of a real case—so that when you hear about a settlement on our site or elsewhere, you’ll know when you should (and shouldn’t) hold your breath.
If you've signed a waiver, that doesn't mean you've totally given up your right to pursue a class action lawsuit. Read on to learn how some class action waivers can be invalid.
This week's roundup includes items on arbitration for a Wayfair bedbugs suit, a revised settlement for the USC sexual abuse case, a settlement over TD Bank overdraft charges, the Veterans Court certifying its first class action, and more.
Many companies who utilize forced arbitration as a condition of use do not afford consumers the option to opt out; you either agree to sign away your right to handle problems through litigation.
Here, we’ll cover the commencement of the first trial against a major opioid maker, a sexual discrimination case against the FBI, some developments in the NFL concussion settlement situation and a pro-parent paternity leave settlement with JPMorgan Chase.
What exactly is a lead plaintiff? What’s their job? How much different is it from being a “class member”— that is, the average consumer who has little to do other than wait for a settlement to be approved to fill out a claim online?