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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
DHS and ICE Rescind College Student Visa Policy
The Trump Administration decided to drop its order barring international students from the U.S. if their school decided to conduct classes online.
By Simpluris Research - July 16, 2020 at 8:51 AM
Lawsuits Filed Against Trump for College Student Visa Rule
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a policy that international students would be barred from the U.S. if college classes moved online in the fall.
By Simpluris Research - July 16, 2020 at 8:51 AM
Army to Remove Photos from Promotion Process to Ensure Equality
The Pentagon will drop official photos from officer selection boards to eliminate racial bias.
By Simpluris Research - July 2, 2020 at 2:07 PM
Department of Agriculture Faces Lawsuit Filed By SNAP Recipients
California Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients claim the Department of Agriculture denied them access to emergency food assistance benefits because they are already receiving the maximum amount of food stamps.
By Simpluris Research - June 4, 2020 at 11:37 AM
States Sue Trump Over Ease of Car Emission Standards
Twenty-three states sued the Trump administration for easing fuel emission standards for vehicles set by the Obama administration in 2012, claiming it increases air pollution, jeopardizes public health, enhances the greenhouse effect, and cuts American jobs.
By Simpluris Research - June 4, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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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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