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July 25, 2014
  • 21,000 Workers at Apple Stores, Corporate May Advance Denied Break Claims as Class
  • Litigation Reform Through Bylaws So Far a Success Story, Panelist Says
  • GAF Materials Touts ‘Fair' Deal In Class Suit Alleging Faulty Shingles
  • Bank of America Suit Nixed Over Fees for State Garnishment Proceedings
  • Retirees Win Bid for Jury Trial; Suit Alleges Benefit Caps Violated CBAs
  • Experian Settles Class Claims Over Social Security Numbers
  • Dignity Health's Pension Plan Not Established by Church
  • Wire Harness Purchasers Can't Pursue Class Claims Under South Carolina Law
July 24, 2014
  • CAFA ‘Event or Occurrence' Exception Given Broader Interpretation by Fifth Circuit
  • Credits for Lack of Cable, Internet Service Didn't Entirely Moot Consumer Class Suit
  • Class Exception to Removal Deadline Applies Even to Non-CAFA Cases
  • Prempro Attorneys Settle Dispute Over $62 Million in Attorneys' Fees
  • Suit Against Google Unified Privacy Policy Barely Survives Third Dismissal Motion
  • Insurer: Suits Against Genetic Test Maker By Consumers Shouldn't Be Covered
  • Samsung Warranty Claims Proceed In Galaxy S Phone Defect Suit
July 23, 2014
  • Accountants Barred From Overtime Pay By FLSA Professional Exemption
  • State Street Agrees to $60M Settlement Of Challenges to Foreign Exchange Trades
  • Engle-Progeny Suit Reinstated; No Illness Manifested While Fla. Resident
  • Second Quarter Attorneys' Fees: Fees Awards Require Significant Justification
  • Agent's Misclassification Claims Fell Within Arbitration Clause
  • Johns Hopkins Settles for $190 Million, OB/GYN Secretly Recorded Female Patients
  • Sutter Health Data Breach Suit Plaintiffs Fail to Allege Medical Records Were Viewed
  • No Air Act Preemption: Tort Claims Remain In Coal Ash Suit Against Power Plant
  • Travelers Ordered to Abide By $500 Million Asbestos Pact
July 22, 2014
  • Capital One to Settle TCPA Class Claims For Largest Sum in Federal Law's History
  • Split on Ascertainability Doesn't Justify Another Look at Supplement Class
  • Cox Loses Last Ditch Effort To Arbitrate Set-Top Box Class Suit
  • Class Fails to Show Lock-Step Pricing By Cigarette Makers' Violated Kansas Law
  • Judgment Upheld Against Black Workers Who Alleged Implicit Bias by State
July 21, 2014
  • No Rehearing in Pella Window Case; Settlement Remains in Ashes
  • Class Certification Warranted In Wesson Oil Label Suits, Plaintiffs Say
  • Stockwell v. San Francisco: What It Doesn't Say About Statistics in Age Discrimination Cases
  • Wage Claims Certified For New York Food Deliverers
  • Reynolds to Appeal $23B Verdict In Florida Widow's Tobacco Suit
  • Class, Freedom Industries Settle Suit Over Elk River Chemical Spill
July 18, 2014
  • Michaels Breach Plaintiffs Have Standing, But Not Money Damages to Avoid Dismissal
  • Verdict in Engle-Progeny Case Affirmed; Evidentiary Challenges Rejected
  • Swiss Miss, Pam Class Certification Denial Appealed to Ninth Circuit
  • Time Warner Violated State Wage Law By Averaging Sales Commission Payouts
  • Class Status for Vapor Intrusion Cases Harder to Achieve After Dukes Decision
  • Settlement Offer Mooted TCPA Claimant's Case; Request to Amend Class Definition Denied
  • Sears, Kmart Employees Seek Court Nod For $5 Million Settlement of Overtime Claims
  • Employer's Late Wage Payments Allow Claims Under FLSA and Pennsylvania Wage Statute
  • Data Breach Class Suit Dismissed Against Advocate Health for Lack of Standing
  • $3.2 Million Settlement Gains Approval Resolving Police Officers' Overtime Claims
July 17, 2014
  • Workers at Comcast Call Center Fail to Get Class Certified
  • No Top Court Review Sought in Horton; Fifth Circuit Nixed NLRB Class Waiver View
  • Hawaii AG Case Against Bristol-Myers Squibb Sent Back to State Court Under CAFA
  • Nutella Label Class Settlement Upheld; Attorney Fees' Concerns Unfounded
  • Apple Reaches $450M Deal With States over E-Books
  • BP Stock-Drop Case Revived In Light of Supreme Court Decision
July 16, 2014
  • RBC Capital Wealth Accumulation Plan Likely Subject to ERISA; Class Suit Revived
  • Exotic Dancer Must Arbitrate Overtime Claims; Pending Collective Action Doesn't Matter
  • RadioShack's Method of Calculating Overtime Violates Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Law
  • Woman Failed to Allege Deception In Would-be Class Suit Over Kind Clusters
  • Sanctions Imposed on Foot Locker For Destroying Evidence in Pension Plan Suit
July 15, 2014
  • Horizon's Ingenix Settlement Approved, Class Members Obtain No Monetary Relief
  • Trader Joe's Label Settlement Gets Final Court Approval
  • Certification Granted for FDCPA Class Alleging Creditor Wasn't Clearly Identified
  • Sony PlayStation Breach Settlement Receives Preliminary Stamp of Approval
  • Punitives OK'd for Unseaworthiness Claims, Not for Wrongful Death, Survival Actions
  • Australian Black Saturday Survivors Reach Record Class Settlement
  • Flaws in Expert Proof Sink Exposure Claims Linked to Hurricane-Battered Alcoa Refinery
  • Lions Gate Sued Over Failure to Disclose SEC Probe of Deals to Thwart Takeover Bid
  • Warner Chilcott Settles Doryx Class Claims That It Conspired to Delay Generic Entry
  • Bulk Bleach Makers Face Class Claims Over Allocation Agreement
July 14, 2014
  • Evidence Falls Short for Commonality Finding For Ga. Property Contamination Class
  • Supreme Court: A CAFA ‘Plaintiff’ Means, Well, a Plaintiff; Does ‘Claims … Tried Jointly’ Mean a Joint Trial of the Claims?
  • Approval Rejected for Class Deal In Suit alleging Fixed Milk Prices
  • Gerber May Be Liable for Punitive Damages In Suit Contesting Baby Food Health Claims
  • Defective Roof Shingles Case Proceeds to Trial on Class Claims
  • Anheuser-Busch Must Pay Increased Pensions to Former Employees
  • Chuck E. Cheese Operator Shows Claims Meet $15M CAFA Jurisdiction Threshold
  • Optical Disk Makers' Attack Rejected On Acer Subsidiaries' Antitrust Complaint
  • Fidelity Agrees to $12M Settlement In Suits by Profit-Sharing Plan Participants
July 11, 2014
  • SLUSA Doesn't Bar Class Suit By PR Fund Investors, 1st Cir. Concludes
  • Federal Law Doesn't Preempt Class Suit By Drivers Over State Law Break Violations
  • Class Counsel Obtain $11.5M Fee Award After $46M Deal With Colgate-Palmolive
  • Estee Lauder Won't Have to Face Consumer Class Suit Over Clinique Makeup
  • 250,000-Member Class Certified In Race Bias Action Against Census Bureau
  • Debt Collectors Need Not Maintain Call Consent Records Creditors Keep
July 10, 2014
  • Remington Arms to Settle Proposed Class Action Over Rifle Triggers
  • Injury Claims of 211 WTC Workers Revived; Each Plaintiff's Record Must Be Assessed
  • J.C. Penney ESOP Participants File Suit, Say Stock Price Was Artificially Inflated
  • California Blues Misrepresented Key Terms of ACA Plans, Complaint Says
  • Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Others To Defend Restraints in Zinc Market
  • KPMG Must Face Sex-Based Class Claims Under Equal Pay Act, Title VII
  • $3.5M Settlement for Premera Nixed; Doubt Expressed Over 35 Percent Fee Award
  • Investor Suit Tossed Against Pfizer, Execs Over Drug Trials
July 09, 2014
  • TCPA Class Not Limited to Fax Owners, Rule 23 Applies Over Michigan Rule
  • Black Comcast Technicians in Chicago Certified as Class in Discrimination Suit
  • Windstream's Reduction of Health Benefits For Retirees OK'd on Appeal; No Vesting
  • Fee Award Stalled for Western Union Pact; Hearing, Conference With Objectors Ordered
  • No Second Look at Yahoo TCPA Ruling But Appeal Certified in Similar Case
  • Cane Juice Label Suit Brought Back, Then Stayed Pending FDA Action
  • False Ad Suit Trimmed Over ‘All Natural' Waffles
  • Insurers Don't Need to Cover TCPA Text Suit Against Papa John's
  • Scienter Pleading Flaws Fatal To Investor Suit Against Energy Execs
  • Hospitals May Be Sued in Louisiana For Unlawful Medical Liens
  • Strippers Are ‘Employees' Under FLSA; Collective Action Over Wages Certified
  • Black Comcast Technicians in Chicago Certified as Class in Discrimination Suit
  • TCPA Class Not Limited to Fax Owners, Rule 23 Applies Over Michigan Rule
  • Windstream's Reduction of Health Benefits For Retirees OK'd on Appeal; No Vesting
  • Fee Award Stalled for Western Union Pact; Hearing, Conference With Objectors Ordered
  • No Second Look at Yahoo TCPA Ruling But Appeal Certified in Similar Case
  • Cane Juice Label Suit Brought Back, Then Stayed Pending FDA Action
  • False Ad Suit Trimmed Over ‘All Natural' Waffles
  • Insurers Don't Need to Cover TCPA Text Suit Against Papa John's
  • Scienter Pleading Flaws Fatal To Investor Suit Against Energy Execs
  • Hospitals May Be Sued in Louisiana For Unlawful Medical Liens
  • Strippers Are ‘Employees' Under FLSA; Collective Action Over Wages Certified
July 08, 2014
  • Is the ‘Food Court’ Losing Steam? An Update on Food and Beverage Consumer Class Actions in the Northern District of California
  • NFL Wins Preliminary Approval Of Concussion-Suits Accord
  • Suit Against Viacom, Google Nixed; Collection, Sharing of Kids' Data Alleged
  • Dueling Defamation Suits Dismissed Between Law School and Plaintiffs' Lawyers
  • More Briefing Required For Attorneys' Fees in ‘Mop-Up' Action
  • Medtech Products Denied Remand Stay In Murine Ear Drops False Ad Suit
  • Dealerships, End Payors May Pursue Section 1 Claims Against Auto Parts Makers
  • Cable Subscribers' Tying Claims Proceed In Suit Against Cox Communications
  • Most Claims Against Meriter Plan Rejected; Only Fiduciary-Breach Action Continues
  • Is the ‘Food Court’ Losing Steam? An Update on Food and Beverage Consumer Class Actions in the Northern District of California
  • NFL Wins Preliminary Approval Of Concussion-Suits Accord
  • Suit Against Viacom, Google Nixed; Collection, Sharing of Kids' Data Alleged
  • Dueling Defamation Suits Dismissed Between Law School and Plaintiffs' Lawyers
  • More Briefing Required For Attorneys' Fees in ‘Mop-Up' Action
  • Medtech Products Denied Remand Stay In Murine Ear Drops False Ad Suit
  • Dealerships, End Payors May Pursue Section 1 Claims Against Auto Parts Makers
  • Cable Subscribers' Tying Claims Proceed In Suit Against Cox Communications
  • Most Claims Against Meriter Plan Rejected; Only Fiduciary-Breach Action Continues
July 07, 2014
  • Shingles Class Gets Second Shot at Certification; ‘Commonality of Damages' Not Required
  • $13M Fiduciary Breach Award Axed; Ruling Closes Split on Retained Assets
  • Taco Bell Isn't Liable Under TCPA For Text Messages Sent by Marketer
  • Porsche Secures Bond In Appeal to Class Settlement
  • Halliburton Will Increase Costs, Require More Analysis at Certification
  • Nonresidents Challenge Surcharge Imposed For City Water Service
  • Shingles Class Gets Second Shot at Certification; ‘Commonality of Damages' Not Required
  • $13M Fiduciary Breach Award Axed, Closes Retained Asset Accounts Circuit Split
  • Taco Bell Isn't Liable Under TCPA For Text Messages Sent by Marketer
  • Porsche Secures Bond In Appeal to Class Settlement
  • Halliburton Will Increase Costs, Require More Analysis at Certification
  • Nonresidents Challenge Surcharge Imposed For City Water Service
July 03, 2014
  • J&J Settles With Oregon In First State Deal Over Hip Implants
  • Bankruptcy Judge: GM's Concealing Of Defect Would Have Been Fraud on Court
  • Preliminary Approval for J. Crew Settlement Of Claims for Unlawful ZIP Code Collection
  • J&J Settles With Oregon in First State Deal Over Hip Implants
  • Bankruptcy Judge: GM's Concealing Of Defect Would Have Been Fraud on Court
  • Preliminary Approval for J. Crew Settlement Of Claims for Unlawful ZIP Code Collection
July 02, 2014
  • Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund: Supreme Court Retains Basic, But Permits Defendants to Rebut Price Impact at Class Certification
  • Suits Offer Reminder: Unpaid Internships Require Caution
  • Newspaper Carriers' Class Status Upheld For Labor Claims Alleging Misclassification
  • $14M Hertz Settlement Green Lighted; Class Suit Alleged Toll Overcharges
  • $310M Deal With DRAM Chip Makers Wins Final MDL Court Approval
  • State Bar Not Necessary Party to Class Suit Alleging Bogus Asbestos Charges by Law Firm
  • After Dismissal of Fuller, SunTrust Targeted By New Challenge to Proprietary Funds
  • Fraud Suit Over Failed Cancer Treatment Survives Materiality, Scienter Challenges
  • Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund: Supreme Court Retains Basic, But Permits Defendants to Rebut Price Impact at Class Certification
  • Suits Offer Reminder: Unpaid Internships Require Caution
  • Newspaper Carriers' Class Status Upheld For Labor Claims Alleging Misclassification
  • $14M Hertz Settlement Green Lighted; Class Suit Alleged Toll Overcharges
  • $310M Deal With DRAM Chip Makers Wins Final MDL Court Approval
  • State Bar Not Necessary Party to Class Suit Alleging Bogus Asbestos Charges by Law Firm
  • After Dismissal of Fuller, SunTrust Targeted By New Challenge to Proprietary Funds
  • Fraud Suit Over Failed Cancer Treatment Survives Materiality, Scienter Challenges
  • Suits Offer Reminder: Unpaid Internships Require Caution
July 01, 2014
  • Personal Health Care Assistants in Illinois Can't Be Forced to Pay Union Agency Fees
  • Justices Decline to Review Ruling That FLSA Lacks Non-Waivable Collective Action Right
  • Justices to Consider if Courts Can Review EEOC's Pre-Suit Efforts to Settle Charges
  • Dudenhoeffer Poses Causation Questions, Might Increase Litigation, Speakers Say
  • Justices Decline Google Bid to Review Ruling on Street View Privacy Suits
  • ‘No’ to Diet Margarita Deception Class; Members Can't Be Adequately Pinpointed
  • California Appraisers for BoA Subsidiary May Advance as Class With Overtime Claims
  • Plaintiffs' Expert Excluded From Zoloft MDL; Causation Opinion Not Reliable
  • Personal Health Care Assistants in Illinois Can't Be Forced to Pay Union Agency Fees
  • Justices Decline to Review Ruling That FLSA Lacks Non-Waivable Collective Action Right
  • Justices to Consider if Courts Can Review EEOC's Pre-Lawsuit Efforts to Settle Charges
  • Dudenhoeffer Poses Causation Questions, Might Increase Litigation, Speakers Say
  • Justices Decline Google Bid to Review Ruling on Street View Privacy Suits
  • ‘No’ to Diet Margarita Deception Class; Members Can't Be Adequately Pinpointed
  • California Appraisers for BoA Subsidiary May Advance as Class With Overtime Claims
  • Plaintiffs' Expert Excluded From Zoloft MDL; Causation Opinion Not Reliable
June 30, 2014
  • Appealability of Dismissed MDL Case Taken Up by High Court; Circuits Badly Split
  • CAFA's ‘Tried Jointly' Language Won't Get Supreme Court Review
  • Appealability of Dismissed MDL Case Taken Up by High Court; Circuits Badly Split
  • CAFA's ‘Tried Jointly' Language Won't Get Supreme Court Review
  • SCOTUS Won't Take Look At Exercise of Discretion Under Dukes
  • Class Certified in Suit Challenging PwC Cash Balance Plan Calculations
  • Consumers Who Used Generic Drug Lose Appeal Against Branded, Generic Makers
  • Retiree-Benefit Action Dismissed, Employer Warned About Forum Shopping
  • $5.8M Settlement With Appraisers For BoA Subsidiary Gets Preliminary OK
June 27, 2014
  • FDCPA Class Suit Revived Via Facts in Missent Dunning Letter
  • PwC, Citco Can't Upset Deal Over Madoff Feeder Funds
  • $6.5 Million Deal in Wage Suit By Installers Gains Early Approval
  • Suit Over Use of Middlemen To Collect Debts Revived in Michigan
  • HP, Hurd Dodge Investor Claims Over Failure to Comply With Ethics Code
  • Retirees Sue Energizer Holdings Seeking Vested Life Insurance, Medical Benefits
  • Chiropractors Claim Offsets Violate ERISA, File Class Action Against UnitedHealth
June 26, 2014
  • Halliburton Ruling Sets Stage For Key Litigation Battles Ahead, Panel Says
  • R.J. Reynolds Socked With $20M Verdict In Engle-Progeny Case in Florida
  • Wal-Mart Snags Dismissal Of False Ad Suit Over Supplement
  • Claims Sent for Arbitration In Suits Over Genetic Test Kits
  • GNC Supplement Class Action Nixed For Insufficient Expert Allegations
  • NFL Lifts Damages Caps In Revised Pact on Player Concussions
  • Moen Inc. Permanently Enjoined From Terminating Retiree Health Benefits
  • Grocery Shopper Lacks Standing For Reward-Card Privacy Case
June 25, 2014
  • High Court Kills Presumption of Prudence, Gives Some Hope to ESOP Fiduciaries
  • Judgment Offer Moots FDCPA Class Action Where No Certification Motion Filed
  • New Arbitration Clause Allowing Nordstrom To Avert Class Actions Is Valid
  • Overtime Class Claim Barred By Retailer's Arbitration Pact
  • D.C. Cir. Joins Circuit Split Majority: Exhaustion Not Required for Breach Claims
  • RadioShack Customer May Proceed With FACT Act Receipt Redaction Claim
June 24, 2014
  • California Justices Back Class Waiver But PAGA Claim Not Preempted
  • Gerber Won't Have to Face Class Suit Over Allegedly Deceptive Baby Food Labels
  • Lack of Jurisdiction Sinks TCPA Insurance Defense Suit
  • GM Injury, Loss Litigators Take Stock Of New Ignition-Related Recalls
  • Claims Alleging ‘Robosigned' MERS Forms Violated Arizona Forged Signature Law OK
  • Oil Rig Workers Exempt From Overtime Given Interstate Safety Tasks
  • $1.6M Settlement of Drivers' Wage Claims OK'd In Class Action Involving Novel Issues
June 23, 2014
  • SCOTUS Saves Securities Class Actions, But Defendants Get Early Shot at Nixing Suits
  • Delivery Drivers Improperly Classified As Independent Contractors
  • Players' Union Can Seek to Avoid Deal It Alleges NFL Lied to Obtain
  • Dell Beats Suit Over Sell-Off Of Company Stock in 401(k) Plan
  • No Second Chance for Excluded Expert; Dismissal Bid Lurks in Horizon Milk Case
June 20, 2014
  • Certification Order Vacated In Madoff-Related Dispute
  • California Home Health Workers Sue Kindred Healthcare Over Wages
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