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Judge Grants Class Action Certification to Glumetza Buyers
Diabetes drug buyers filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for antitrust violations by delaying release of a generic drug.
By Simpluris Research - September 8, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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 12, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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 27, 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 18, 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 24, 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 14, 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 - April 6, 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 8, 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 21, 2019 at 7:53 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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