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Government Scrutinizes Meat Industry Pricing Practices
The Justice Department subpoenaed four of the largest meat processors to investigate possible violations of antitrust laws.
By. Simpluris Research - June 5, 2020 at 2:43 PM
Electronic Mortgage Payment Fees Could Trigger Lawsuits
Mortgage companies and banks that add fees onto online or phone-based mortgage payment submissions may be subject to litigation. Although convenience processing fees are common, under most mortgage agreements such fees are unlawful unless they are explicitly stated in their loan agreements.
By. Simpluris Research - May 27, 2020 at 8:56 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
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
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
Robinhood Class Action Lawsuit Over App Outage
Robinhood has been hit with a class action in Florida due to the outages users experienced during early March 2020.
By. Simpluris Research Team - April 7, 2020 at 2:40 AM
Juliana v United States Class Action
Juliana v. US :The Children’s Climate Change Class Action, seeks declaratory relief that the entire class of young American’s constitutional rights
By. Simpluris Research Team - March 30, 2019 at 4:25 AM
Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Class Action Jurisdiction Showdown
How will the ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California spill over to the class action battlefield?
By. Simpluris Research Team - March 1, 2019 at 12:15 PM
250 Million Potential Class Action Anti-Trust Consumer Members
Class Action. Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation alleged that Qualcomm made a commitment to standing setting organizations broadly sell its patented chips.
By. Simpluris Research Team - February 14, 2019 at 7:53 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
Pandemic
Students From USC and Other Colleges Demand Tuition Reimbursement
Latisha Watson a graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC), filed a class-action lawsuit against the college for unwillingness to partially refund students for room, board, tuition and other fees due to the coronavirus pandemic. The school closed much of the campus and in-person activities and moved classes online. Watson and an estimated 40,000 students included the claim believe that since they are unable to access campus buildings, activities, health services, and meal plan, and are experiencing "dramatically lower quality and less valuable education and services now being provided," USC should reimburse them for part of the 2020 spring semester.
By Simpluris Research- May 11, 2020 at 6:33 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
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 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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