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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
Sale of Cell Phone Location Data Under Congressional Investigation
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is investigating Venntel for possibly selling location data gathered from cell phones to law enforcement agencies.
By Simpluris Research - July 1, 2020 at 4:15 PM
Florida's Communication Laws Crack Down on Misleading Emails
The Sunshine State's laws that apply to phone, email, telemarketing, and other media protect its citizens from being deceived by businesses.
By Simpluris Research - June 17, 2020 at 12:06 AM
Google Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for Violating Privacy Laws
Google users filed a class-action lawsuit against the search giant and its parent company, Alphabet, for intercepting, tracking, and collecting data through its web browser Chrome even when they select "incognito" or private mode. The plaintiffs claim that this practice of gathering users' data and internet activity violates their privacy rights.
By Simpluris Research - June 10, 2020 at 11:56 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 19, 2020 at 11:32 AM
Children, Internet Privacy, and Class Actions
Every moment trackers and cookies save our children’s internet searches and personal information for future commercial use. Web page and smartphone applications are sometimes engineered with unlawful hidden tracking technologies to clandestinely collect and send users’ personal data to third parties who then derive vast profits from targeted advertising made possible by this illicitly obtained information.
By Simpluris Research Team - February 12, 2020 at 12:55 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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