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Apple Reaches $113M Settlement for Batterygate Lawsuit
The multistate case alleges that the tech giant purposely used an iOS update to slow the performance of its iPhones to cover-up battery issues.
By Simpluris Research - November 30, 2020 at 12:29 PM
Whirlpool Faces Class Action Suit Over Fridge Defective Control Panel
The lawsuit claims that the faulty control panels caused ice buildup, resulting in further damage to other parts of the fridge and its surroundings.
By Simpluris Research - November 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM
Justice Department and States Sue Google for Antitrust Violations
Eleven states joined the DOJ in pursuing legal action against the tech giant for its anti-competitive online search and advertising practices.
By Simpluris Research - November 12, 2020 at 1:41 PM
Zillow Investors Granted Class Certification in Lawsuit
The online real estate company concealed from shareholders a CFPB investigation that eventually went public and resulted in a drop in its stock price.
By Simpluris Research - November 5, 2020 at 10:37 AM
Judge Approves Alphabet $310M Settlement for Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit
The Google parent will fund diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to settle shareholder suits alleging the cover-up of sexual misconduct by ex-executives.
By Simpluris Research - November 5, 2020 at 10:37 AM
LA County Agrees to $14M Settlement for Unlawful Immigrant Holds
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to settle a class-action lawsuit against the Sheriff's Department for allegedly detaining immigrants illegally.
By Simpluris Research - October 20, 2020 at 12:11 PM
Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Trump tapped the conservative U.S. Court of Appeals circuit judge to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What are the implications?
By Simpluris Research - September 29, 2020 at 10:06 AM
Nikola Founder Resigns Amid Accusations of Fraud
Trevor Milton stepped down as CEO after a financial forensic research company alleged he made false claims about the company's electric trucks.
By Simpluris Research - October 27, 2020 at 10:28 AM
Appellate Court Hears Harvard Admissions Case
Students for Fair Admissions claim that the elite university unlawfully used racial discrimination in its admission process.
By Simpluris Research - October 27, 2020 at 10:28 AM
DoD Confirms JEDI Contract to Microsoft
Amazon claimed the Pentagon showed bias in awarding Microsoft the military's cloud computing contract.
By Simpluris Research - September 14, 2020 at 2:50 PM
Zuckerberg Addresses Role of Facebook Amid Election 2020
The tech CEO discussed how his social network will strive to protect the integrity of the election and provide voters with accurate information.
By Simpluris Research - October 13, 2020 at 8:34 AM
Black Former Franchisees Sue McDonald's for Discrimination
The burger giant faces a class-action lawsuit for breach of contract, fraud, and violating equal rights under the law.
By Simpluris Research - October 13, 2020 at 8:34 AM
Uber Former Exec Allegedly Attempted to Cover Up Data Breach
The Justice Department filed criminal charges against Joseph Sullivan for obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony in connection with the 2016 hack.
By Simpluris Research - September 29, 2020 at 10:05 AM
UCLA Files Suit Against Under Armour For Terminating Deal
The sports apparel company claimed it terminated its sponsorship deal with the college due to COVID-19.
By Simpluris Research - September 24, 2020 at 8:01 AM
Herbalife Reaches $123 Million Settlement for Chinese Bribery
The multi-level marketing corporation admitted to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay civil and criminal penalties.
By Simpluris Research - September 21, 2020 at 11:01 AM
Class Action Filed for Sale of Golf Channel Subscriber Info
The lawsuit claims that NBCUniversal sold its Golf Channel's viewers' personal information and viewing history to third-parties.
By Simpluris Research - September 21, 2020 at 10:59 AM
Loughlin and Husband Sentenced in Varsity Blues Case
The actress and Mossimo Giannulli received two- and five-month sentences, respectively, for their involvement in the college admissions scandal.
By Simpluris Research - September 14, 2020 at 2:49 PM
Bayer Reaches $1.6 Billion Deal to Settle Birth Control Suits
The German pharmaceutical and pesticide company agreed to settle nearly all of its litigation claiming that its Essure birth control devices injure women.
By Simpluris Research - September 10, 2020 at 10:52 AM
Judge Grants Class Action Certification to Glumetza Buyers
Diabetes drug buyers filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for antitrust violations by delaying release of a generic drug.
By Simpluris Research - September 8, 2020 at 9:13 AM
Huawei Added to Economic Blacklist and Restricted from Chip Supply
The Trump administration further limited the supply of computer chips manufactured in foreign countries with American technology to the Chinese tech giant.
By Simpluris Research - September 8, 2020 at 9:15 AM
Class Action
Tech Companies Legally Test Trump Directive
The Center for Democracy and Technology filed a lawsuit against Trump for violating the First Amendment's freedom of speech. The tech advocacy group claims that his executive order focusing on social media giants limits constitutionally protected speech during this presidential election.
By Simpluris Research - June 9, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Casinos Reopen After COVID Closure in Las Vegas
The Gambling Capital of the World is hoping to attract tourists with its social distancing measures in place after its mid-March shut down due to the pandemic.
By Simpluris Research - June 12, 2020 at 4:29 PM
Employment & Labor
Supreme Court Bans LGBTQ Job Discrimination
The High Court ruled that gays and transgenders are protected by the federal civil law prohibiting employers from firing workers based on sexual orientation.
By Simpluris Research - June 22, 2020 at 11:19 AM
Class Action
Former eBay Employees Charged with Cyberstalking
The Justice Department charged six former eBay employees with harassing a couple who ran an e-commerce newsletter critical of the company.
By Simpluris Research - June 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Government Sued By Student Loan Borrowers
Lead Plaintiff Kori Cole and similarly situated individuals filed a class-action lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of Treasury and Secretary of Education for seizing federal tax returns from student loan borrowers which violates the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.
By Simpluris Research - June 8, 2020 at 3:04 PM
Class Action
DC and Other States Set to Move Bar Exam Online
The District of Columbia is the latest to join Nevada, Michigan, and Indiana in offering an online bar exam.
By Simpluris Research - June 17, 2020 at 4:17 PM
The Good and Bad of the PPP Small Business Loans
The government's loan guarantee program to assist small companies affected by COVID-19 worked for some but failed to work for others that needed it most.
By Simpluris Research - June 22, 2020 at 5:35 AM
Top Legal News
Employment & Labor
Government Looks to Prevent Litigation Epidemic As Businesses Reopen
As the government shifts its focus from coronavirus containment to restarting the economy, discussions have begun in Congress regarding the second pandemic relief bill, in particular, the issue of providing immunity for businesses from lawsuits related to the pandemic. As companies reopen, employees want to return to work without the risk of getting sick. At the same time, employers want liability protection from workers who might get COVID-19 on the job and decide to sue. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will oversee much of the coronavirus relief legislation, thinks a lawsuit shield for companies against possible claims must be included.
By Simpluris Research - May 14, 2020 at 1:28 PM
Class Action
Lawsuit Filed Against Ikea For Deadly Dressers
Consumer Reports reported that a class action lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia against Ikea for marketing and selling dressers that it knew were hazards to consumers, and issuing "feeble" and "inadequate" recalls, which included failing to honor refunds. The lead plaintiffs are Diana and John Dukich, the parents of a toddler who died after being crushed by a Malm dresser.
By Simpluris Research - May 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Class Action
Detroit School District Reaches Groundbreaking Literacy Settlement
Seven teens, representing students from Detroit's worst-performing public schools, reached a $94.4 million deal with the state to fund literacy-related programming. The settlement comes after four years since the class-action lawsuit was filed against former Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder. It claimed that students were deprived of access to literacy because of a lack of books, teachers, and poor building conditions.
By Simpluris Research - May 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Class Action
California Uber Drivers Seek Class Action Certification
California drivers have asked a federal judge to certify their consolidated class-action lawsuit. They claim that Uber disregarded a state worker classification law by labeling drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, denying them proper wages, sick leave, and expense reimbursements. California is suing Uber and Lyft for the same reason.
By Simpluris Research - May 27, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Class Action
What Are Class Action Notices?
A class action notice is a form of written communication, such as a postcard, email, letter, newspaper or magazine ad, informing individuals of a filed or pending case and the legal rights they may exercise at that time.
By Simpluris Research - June 2, 2020 at 3:23 PM
Class Action
Passengers Sue Southwest Airlines for Double-Charges
A Southwest Airlines traveler alleges he was double-charged early boarding fees when he was required to reschedule a flight that was canceled by the airline company.
By Simpluris Research - June 2, 2020 at 5:49 PM
Class Action
Truckers File Lawsuit Against Trius for Underpayment
California truck driver and Lead Plaintiff Augustus Mondrian filed a class-action lawsuit against Trius Trucking for misclassifying him and other drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. The claim states that Trius paid its drivers on a piece-rate basis and failed to compensate them with minimum wage for company work performed outside of driving.
By Simpluris Research - June 3, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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