Law News, Briefings, Reports, & Legal Intelligence Resources
Cisco, Finjan IP Trial Delayed Until October Due To Pandemic
A California federal judge on Tuesday, 26th May, delayed a trial in Finjan's patent infringement suit against Cisco from June to October because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The judge said she had "high hopes" it would be the first civil jury trial in the district, but the federal court's "enormous backlog" of criminal cases takes priority.
By. Simpluris Research - May 26, 2020 at 4:55 PM
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 - May 26, 2020 at 3:23 PM
What Is A Class Action Settlement?
A class action settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins. In all settlement cases, there is compensation available to the class members because a settlement has been reached. A class action settlement administrator like Simpluris is a court-appointed, neutral third-party who executes the terms and conditions of the settlement.
By. Simpluris Research - May 22, 2020 at 2:01 PM
What Is A Class Action Certification?
A case must obtain class certification to proceed as a class action. To obtain class certification, the plaintiff attorney must be able to prove to the court that there is factual evidence that exists for each of the four criteria--numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy--in Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
By. Simpluris Research - May 22, 2020 at 9:31 AM
What is the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23?
Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is the section of the law that mandates class certification for a case to proceed as a class action. The four criteria under Rule 23 that must be met are numerosity, commonality, typically, and adequacy.
By. Simpluris Research - May 21, 2020 at 4:58 PM
What Is Class Action Settlement Administration?
Simpluris provides industry-leading, comprehensive settlement administration from start to finish.
By. Simpluris Research - May 21, 2020 at 11:12 AM
J&J Ends Its Talcum Baby Powder Sales in North America
Johnson & Johnson decided to discontinue selling its talcum baby powder in the U.S. and Canada due to a significant decline in consumer demand. The company attributes the significant reduction in sales to claims that the product poses a health risk, which has caused an overwhelming increase in the number of lawsuits over the last several years.
By. Simpluris Research - May 20, 2020 at 8:51 AM
Teens File Suit Against TikTok For Privacy Violation
Four Illinois teens, represented by their parents or legal guardians, took legal action against TikTok for allegedly gathering biometric data through its app without users' consent. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) guards against the unlawful collection and storing of biometric information.
By. Simpluris Research - May 14, 2020 at 2:05 PM
Facebook Pays Settlement To Content Moderators For Trauma
NPR just announced that Facebook reached a $52M payout following a class action lawsuit for failure to provide a safe working environment for its content moderators. The suit claims that as a result of the repeated exposure to extreme graphic content, many content moderators suffered "debilitating physical and psychological harm," including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The settlement gives class members, consisting of current or former content moderators, $1000 each and up to $50,000 for medical treatment. Facebook also agreed to provide mental health counseling to its moderators.
By. Simpluris Research - May 13, 2020 at 10:24 AM
Facebook Reaches $550M Privacy Deal
The New York Times reported that an Illinois judge approved Facebook users' $550M settlement against the social media giant for secretly gathering biometric data from its Tag Suggestions or Face Recognition tool. The disbursement ranges between $150 to $300 for each class member, or between 15% and 30% of the possible recovery on an individual claim. The deal is the largest of its kind in a U.S. consumer privacy class-action suit.
By. Simpluris Research - May 12, 2020 at 11:32 AM
Tesla Sues Alameda County for Denying Factory Reopening
Business Insider announced that over the weekend, Tesla filed a lawsuit against Alameda County for prohibiting the Fremont factory from reopening its doors. California Governor's Executive Order N-33-20 exempts 16 critical infrastructure sectors from the sheltering-in-place order issued on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its claim, Tesla believed its operations fell under these critical sectors. Thus, it requested a court ruling for a permanent injunction barring the county from enforcing its shelter-in-pace order on the factory.
By. Simpluris Research - May 11, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Consumers File Class Action Against Juul and Altria
Several consumers filed class actions against Juul and Altria for monopolizing the e-cigarette market. The claims were brought to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California just a few weeks after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an administrative complaint against both companies for antitrust violations.
By. Simpluris Research - May 11, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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 7, 2020 at 1:28 PM
JPMorgan Chase Possibly Manipulating Treasury Futures Market
Law360 reported that Michigan resident, Charles Herbert Proctor III, and Arizona's Synova Asset Management LLC filed a class action lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase, one of the largest banks in the world, for spoofing the U.S. Treasury futures market. This caused them and other class members to unfairly suffer financial losses. It also prohibited participants from market integrity, where price discovery goes unimpaired, trading practices are honest, and high standards of corporate governance are met.
By. Simpluris Research - May 4, 2020 at 3:12 PM
Aaron's Reaches TCPA Settlement
U.S. District Judge Jean-Paul Boulee approved Aaron's Inc. settlement of nearly $2.2M to consumers it contacted in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA, established as a law in 1991 by the federal government, "restricts the making of telemarketing calls and the use of automatic telephone dialing systems and artificial or prerecorded voice messages."
By. Simpluris Research - May 4, 2020 at 11:17 AM
Women Demand Equal Pay at Oracle
California Superior Court Judge Raymond Swope approved the class action lawsuit filed by women who work at Oracle for pay discrimination. They claim that they receive on average $13,000 less per year in salary than men who perform the same job, and that the disparity has existed for years. The claimants will seek the case under the Equal Pay Act (EPA) .
By. Simpluris Research - May 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Amazon Pays $11M Settlement To Warehouse Workers
Law360 just announced that approximately 200,000 Amazon workers will share in $11.1 million from Amazon to settle claims that it shorted its employees for time spent waiting in long, mandatory lines for security bag checks before and after work. Khadijah Robertson, the lead plaintiff and former Amazon distribution center employee, spearheaded the six-year effort through the Kentucky federal court system and leveraged the ruling by the California Supreme Court in the Frlekin v. Apple case to support her claim.
By. Simpluris Research - May 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM
Two-Thirds Vote by Wildfire Victims Needed to Approve PG&E Settlement
Of the estimated 70,000 wildfire victims in Northern California, two-thirds of their vote is needed to move forward with the $13.5 million settlement with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). PG&E's plan provides victims funds to help rebuild their homes, settles government agencies' claims, and covers victims' lawyers' fees. The plan also allows PG&E to meet its June 30 deadline to exit bankruptcy status by accessing the state wildlife insurance fund to help pay for victims' compensation. One single vote counts as either a resident or business that was affected in the 2017 or 2018 wildfires caused by PG&E's electrical equipment.
By. Simpluris Research Team - April 30, 2020 at 5:03 PM
Zoom Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Sharing Data with Facebook
The lawsuit comes after Motherboard analyzed the Zoom iOS app and found it sent analytic data to Facebook once opened.
By. Simpluris Research Team - April 17, 2020 at 5:10 AM
Volkswagen Water Pump Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Having Volkswagen or Audi vehicle? you could get up to $4,000 from a VW engine water pump defect class action settlement.
By. Simpluris Research Team - April 17, 2020 at 3:21 AM
Trending
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 7, 2020 at 1:28 PM
Consumer Cases
Consumers File Class Action Against Juul and Altria
Several consumers filed class actions against Juul and Altria for monopolizing the e-cigarette market. The claims were brought to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California just a few weeks after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an administrative complaint against both companies for antitrust violations.
By Simpluris Research- May 11, 2020 at 8:55 AM
Pandemic
Tesla Sues Alameda County for Denying Factory Reopening
Business Insider announced that over the weekend, Tesla filed a lawsuit against Alameda County for prohibiting the Fremont factory from reopening its doors. California Governor's Executive Order N-33-20 exempts 16 critical infrastructure sectors from the sheltering-in-place order issued on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its claim, Tesla believed its operations fell under these critical sectors. Thus, it requested a court ruling for a permanent injunction barring the county from enforcing its shelter-in-pace order on the factory.
By Simpluris Research- May 11, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Class Action
Facebook Reaches $550M Privacy Deal
The New York Times reported that an Illinois judge approved Facebook users' $550M settlement against the social media giant for secretly gathering biometric data from its Tag Suggestions or Face Recognition tool. The disbursement ranges between $150 to $300 for each class member, or between 15% and 30% of the possible recovery on an individual claim. The deal is the largest of its kind in a U.S. consumer privacy class-action suit.
By Simpluris Research- May 12, 2020 at 11:32 AM
Employment & Labor
Facebook Pays Settlement To Content Moderators For Trauma
NPR just announced that Facebook reached a $52M payout following a class action lawsuit for failure to provide a safe working environment for its content moderators. The suit claims that as a result of the repeated exposure to extreme graphic content, many content moderators suffered "debilitating physical and psychological harm," including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The settlement gives class members, consisting of current or former content moderators, $1000 each and up to $50,000 for medical treatment. Facebook also agreed to provide mental health counseling to its moderators.
By Simpluris Research- May 13, 2020 at 10:24 AM
Class Action
Teens File Suit Against TikTok For Privacy Violation
Four Illinois teens, represented by their parents or legal guardians, took legal action against TikTok for allegedly gathering biometric data through its app without users' consent. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) guards against the unlawful collection and storing of biometric information.
By Simpluris Research- May 14, 2020 at 2:05 PM
Consumer Cases
J&J Ends Its Talcum Baby Powder Sales in North America
Johnson & Johnson decided to discontinue selling its talcum baby powder in the U.S. and Canada due to a significant decline in consumer demand. The company attributes the significant reduction in sales to claims that the product poses a health risk, which has caused an overwhelming increase in the number of lawsuits over the last several years.
By Simpluris Research- May 20, 2020 at 8:51 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 7, 2020 at 1:28 PM
Consumer Cases
Consumers File Class Action Against Juul and Altria
Several consumers filed class actions against Juul and Altria for monopolizing the e-cigarette market. The claims were brought to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California just a few weeks after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an administrative complaint against both companies for antitrust violations.
By Simpluris Research- May 11, 2020 at 8:55 AM
Pandemic
Tesla Sues Alameda County for Denying Factory Reopening
Business Insider announced that over the weekend, Tesla filed a lawsuit against Alameda County for prohibiting the Fremont factory from reopening its doors. California Governor's Executive Order N-33-20 exempts 16 critical infrastructure sectors from the sheltering-in-place order issued on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its claim, Tesla believed its operations fell under these critical sectors. Thus, it requested a court ruling for a permanent injunction barring the county from enforcing its shelter-in-pace order on the factory.
By Simpluris Research- May 11, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Class Action
Facebook Reaches $550M Privacy Deal
The New York Times reported that an Illinois judge approved Facebook users' $550M settlement against the social media giant for secretly gathering biometric data from its Tag Suggestions or Face Recognition tool. The disbursement ranges between $150 to $300 for each class member, or between 15% and 30% of the possible recovery on an individual claim. The deal is the largest of its kind in a U.S. consumer privacy class-action suit.
By Simpluris Research- May 12, 2020 at 11:32 AM
Employment & Labor
Facebook Pays Settlement To Content Moderators For Trauma
NPR just announced that Facebook reached a $52M payout following a class action lawsuit for failure to provide a safe working environment for its content moderators. The suit claims that as a result of the repeated exposure to extreme graphic content, many content moderators suffered "debilitating physical and psychological harm," including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The settlement gives class members, consisting of current or former content moderators, $1000 each and up to $50,000 for medical treatment. Facebook also agreed to provide mental health counseling to its moderators.
By Simpluris Research- May 13, 2020 at 10:24 AM
Class Action
Teens File Suit Against TikTok For Privacy Violation
Four Illinois teens, represented by their parents or legal guardians, took legal action against TikTok for allegedly gathering biometric data through its app without users' consent. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) guards against the unlawful collection and storing of biometric information.
By Simpluris Research- May 14, 2020 at 2:05 PM
Consumer Cases
J&J Ends Its Talcum Baby Powder Sales in North America
Johnson & Johnson decided to discontinue selling its talcum baby powder in the U.S. and Canada due to a significant decline in consumer demand. The company attributes the significant reduction in sales to claims that the product poses a health risk, which has caused an overwhelming increase in the number of lawsuits over the last several years.
By Simpluris Research- May 20, 2020 at 8:51 AM
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
Schedule a free, expert consultation with a Simpluris Case Manager
So that we may best serve you, please let us know the following:
Ascertainability Numerosity
Federal-Rule-of-Civil-Procedure-23 Class-action-certification
We're excited to learn about your business.
First, a bit about you.
Something went wrong. Please try again
Class members may visit our case lookup screen to locate information related to your case.
Hi , do any of the following times work for you?
Hi , Please call us at 714-640-5606
All times are . Please allow for 30 minutes.
All available appointment slots are booked for the next few days.
  • Today

  • Tomorrow

  • Day After Tomorrow

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

Please select at least one time slot.
Something went wrong. Please try again
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
Thanks , we look forward to meeting you !
Check your email for more info and a calendar invitation.