News in Brief July 29 – FIFA, Groupon and More
by Ty Armstrong
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
FIFA World Cup Ticket Suit Dismissed
A pair of FIFA fans are seemingly out of luck as their proposed class action claiming the soccer organization illegally increased World Cup ticket prices was dismissed on Wednesday. According to the lawsuit, FIFA conspired with ticket resellers to increase ticket prices. The case was dismissed when it was found out that the lead plaintiffs didn’t buy the ticket package in question and, therefore, wouldn’t have been members of the class they were looking to represent. The suit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the case can be refiled.
Groupon Settles Overtime Lawsuit
Groupon has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle claims that it misclassified sales reps as exempt from overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If the settlement is granted final approval, it will offer compensation to the nearly 2,050 people who were allegedly misclassified while working for Groupon between August 24, 2011 and June 30, 2015.
Bayer Escapes Mirena MDL
Bayer Healthcare has just avoided more than 1,200 lawsuits claiming that its intrauterine device Mirena caused injuries in patients. Judge Cathy Seibel granted summary judgment in favor of Bayer, saying that the lack of reliable expert testimony (which the court barred plaintiffs from using because the experts were, according to her, unqualified) makes it impossible to prove that Bayer’s device caused the injuries.
Arnold Worldwide to Settle with Unpaid Interns
Ad agency Arnold Worldwide LLC has agreed to settle a proposed class action claiming that it failed to properly pay its interns. Named plaintiff and former intern Mollie Ableman claims that she didn’t receive pay or class credit for the work she did. As a part of the settlement, Arnold Worldwide is set to pay $500 to each interns who worked at its New York location since June 2008.
Camp Lejeune residents now have the opportunity to claim compensation for harm suffered from contaminated water.
Read more here: Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Claims
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