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What Is A Class Action Settlement?
A class action settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins. In all settlement cases, there is compensation available to the class members because a settlement has been reached. A class action settlement administrator like Simpluris is a court-appointed, neutral third-party who executes the terms and conditions of the settlement.
By Simpluris Research - May 29, 2020 at 2:01 PM
What Is Class Action Settlement Administration?
Simpluris provides industry-leading, comprehensive settlement administration from start to finish.
By Simpluris Research - May 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM
What do Class Action Administrators Do? Part II
It must be recognized judges and counsel cannot predict all the possible permutations of all class member reactions. Indeed, Simpluris has experienced circumstances of class members identifying vague or inconsistent concepts in the class notice order.
By Simpluris Research Team - April 20, 2020 at 10:18 AM
What Do Class Action Administrators Do? Part I
Ultimately, a class action administrator’s duty is to follow the court order approving the notice plan. Many post-notice plan order problems can be eliminated even before they occur if an experienced administrator is involved in the process of crafting the notice plan and order.
By Simpluris Research Team - April 20, 2020 at 9:41 AM
Class Action 102 - The Different Types of Class Actions
Class actions are complicated. Simpluris’ informational series wants to simplify this area of law for advocate and layman alike. Explore the differing class action goals depending on the circumstances.
By Simpluris Research Team - July 17, 2019 at 2:02 PM
What is a Class Action?
Simpluris delivers reliable and comprehensive class action administration in the industry. Over 6000 cases and billions distributed
By Simpluris Research Team - April 7, 2019 at 7:13 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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