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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
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
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
Bayer to Pay $10.5 Billion to Settle Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
The weedkiller maker reached a deal to resolve 95,000 lawsuits that claim an ingredient in its formula causes cancer.
By Simpluris Research - July 1, 2020 at 11:34 AM
Made in the USA Labels; Bigelow Tea Questioned
Some Bigelow tea products contained tea leaves grown outside the U.S. but are marketed as “Manufactured in the USA 100% American Family Owned.”
By Simpluris Research - June 17, 2020 at 12:36 AM
Reese Witherspoon's Fashion Line Faces Lawsuit for Giveaway Scam
A group of teachers filed a class-action lawsuit against the actress's retail label Draper James for breach of contract after advertising free dresses.
By Simpluris Research - June 15, 2020 at 1:01 PM
Students Sue College Board Over AP Testing Flaws
High school students who took the new online Advanced Placement (AP) exam and could not submit their answers accused the College Board of breach of contract, gross negligence, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
By Simpluris Research - June 3, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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
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
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 24, 2020 at 3:21 AM
Simply Nourish Natural Pet Food Class Action
A class action against Simply Nourish Pet Food Company LLC and PetSmart Inc claims that some of their product is falsely labeled as "Natural".
By Simpluris Research Team - April 14, 2020 at 2:50 AM
Honda Oil Dilution Class Action Settlement
Because of the oil dilution problem, it was alleged that these Honda vehicles would stall or fail without warning, an obvious hazard while driving. The lawsuit contended Honda had been aware of the defects for a long time but took no action and concealed the problems from potential automobile purchasers.
By Simpluris Research Team - April 12, 2020 at 10:50 PM
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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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