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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
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
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
Trump Furthers Regulation on Chinese Tech Apps
The administration issued executive orders banning TikTok and WeChat apps and U.S. business dealings with their parent companies, ByteDance and Tencent.
By Simpluris Research - September 8, 2020 at 9:13 AM
Fortnite Creator Epic Files Antitrust Suits Against Apple, Google
The tech giants face a public relations and legal battle with the video game developer about their possible anticompetitive practices. Apple countersued.
By Simpluris Research - August 17, 2020 at 8:39 AM
Daimler Reaches $1.5 Billion Settlement with U.S. Authorities
The German auto company faced scrutiny over its diesel emissions certification process and agreed in principle to settle its vehicle pollution matters.
By Simpluris Research - September 8, 2020 at 9:13 AM
Albertsons Faces Lawsuit for Price Gouging of Essential Items
The class-action suit claims the grocery chain took advantage of consumers by significantly increasing prices on essential items during the pandemic.
By Simpluris Research - September 3, 2020 at 8:35 AM
Judge Grants Lyft and Uber Drivers Employee Status
Ride-hailing companies may no longer classify drivers as independent contractors, a California judge orders. Lyft halts services in California.
By Simpluris Research - August 27, 2020 at 9:51 AM
Big Tech Testifies in Congressional Antitrust Hearing
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook CEOs went before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.
By Simpluris Research - August 3, 2020 at 10:41 AM
49ers Reach $24 Million Settlement in ADA Class Action Lawsuit
A California federal judge grants final approval to a settlement between the Bay Area football team and fans with mobility disabilities.
By Simpluris Research - September 3, 2020 at 8:34 AM
Appeals Court OKs Pennsylvania to Continue Lawsuit Against Navient
Despite similar claims filed by the CFPB against the student loan servicer, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals permitted the state's AG's case to move forward.
By Simpluris Research - September 3, 2020 at 8:33 AM
Indivior Pleads Guilty to Marketing Fraud, Agrees to $600M Settlement
The Virginia-based pharmaceutical company admitted that it provided false information about Suboxone, a medication to treat opioid addiction.
By Simpluris Research - July 29, 2020 at 1:12 PM
FBI Links Suspected Shooter of Judge's Son to Death
New evidence ties Roy Den Hollander to deaths of Judge Esther Salas' son in New Jersey and a men's rights attorney in California.
By Simpluris Research - August 27, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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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
Pandemic
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
Pandemic
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
Pandemic
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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