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Dynamex: Buckle up for a Wild Ride!
After ten years of litigation new judicial opinions regarding classification of workers as independent contractors or employees, the 'ABC' Test, create uncertainty as to which law is to be applied when, are the court decisions retroactive or only prospective.
By Simpluris Research Team - September 19, 2019 at 1:36 PM
Glue and 'One Stroke'
The U.S. Supreme Court raises class action commonality standards
By Simpluris Research Team - April 7, 2019 at 7:00 AM
1845 - The South Secedes - American Class Action Rises
American Class Action Rises. Before we speak of slavery and the Methodist Church a little class action history.
By Simpluris Research Team - April 6, 2019 at 10:25 PM
Santa Barbara Oil Spill and Class Action Lawsuits
Pipeline company found guilty in criminal case related to recent Santa Barbara oil spill and class action lawsuits
By Simpluris Research Team - April 6, 2019 at 9:51 PM
The Master Tobacco Settlement
Billons to the States in Perpetuity Recent Individual Lawsuits Continue to This Day
By Simpluris Research Team - April 6, 2019 at 9:21 PM
The Case of Sutton’s Hospital
Sutton’s dream lives on without realizing its impact on modern class actions.
By Simpluris Research Team - April 6, 2019 at 5:04 AM
Ben-Hur, Federal Diversity Jurisdiction and Class Actions
Class Actions - Ben Hur was the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
By Simpluris Research Team - March 8, 2019 at 11:13 AM
Top Legal News
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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