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Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Nov 26

    Class Action Settlement: Judge Posner Strikes Again At Excessive Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fee

    Class Action Settlement: Judge Posner Strikes Again At Excessive Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fee
    Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit continues to be prolific in authoring class action-related opinions. I enjoy blogging about these decisions because they are entertaining to read and usually relatively short and to the point, making them…
  • Nov 9

    Total Loss Valuations: Class Certified By Louisiana Federal Court

    Total Loss Valuations: Class Certified By Louisiana Federal Court
    Insurers or their vendors generally use software to perform valuations of vehicles for total losses on auto insurance claims. This software will typically use databases of recent sales or prices offered for comparable vehicles in the area to…
  • Oct 9

    Supreme Court Oral Argument in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen

    Supreme Court Oral Argument in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, No. 13-719 (SCOTUSblog page) (transcript). This case involves whether a defendant must provide evidence with its notice of removal under the…
Rank this Week: 725

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Nov 26

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again
    It’s hard not to feel sorry for the residents of Memphis, Tennessee.  Depending on which source you consult, its violent crime rate hovers between three and four times the national average, and various publications describe it as…
  • Nov 19

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee
    Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered, so the saying goes. As we’ve noted before on Oct. 7, June 5, and Dec. 18, courts are starting to examine attorney fee awards in class action settlements much more closely, and the results often…
  • Nov 17

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement
    “Another one bites the dust…” In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of a wage and hour suit due to numerous…
Rank this Week: 785

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Nov 25

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case
    Earlier in November, the California Court of Appeal revived a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against their employer, reversing the trial court’s denial of class certification. Martinez v.…
  • Nov 18

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
Rank this Week: 913

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Nov 25

    “One Step Too Far” — Court Shoots Down The EEOC’s Kitchen Sink Subpoena

    “One Step Too Far” — Court Shoots Down The EEOC’s Kitchen Sink Subpoena
    By Christopher DeGroff, Paul Kehoe and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Employers have become accustomed to the federal courts rubber stamping EEOC subpoenas seeking company-wide information based on a single charge of discrimination. In light of…
  • Nov 24

    Senator Alexander’s Report Puts The Spotlight On The EEOC — And Promises Further Oversight In The Next Congre

    Senator Alexander’s Report Puts The Spotlight On The EEOC — And Promises Further Oversight In The Next Congre
    By Christopher DeGroff, Paul Kehoe, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the current Ranking Member and soon to be Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, today issued a report entitled…
  • Nov 20

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. I had the privilege today of presenting on the topic of “The Risks U.S. Workplace Class Actions Pose For Businesses” to a group of European corporate counsel and business executives at the Swiss Re Centre…
Rank this Week: 791

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 697

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
  • Nov 3

    Police Department Settles Lawsuit for 2.5 Million after Man Dies in Police Custody

    Police Department Settles Lawsuit for 2.5 Million after Man Dies in Police Custody
    A Long Island police department has agreed to pay a $2.5 million settlement to the family of a sickly bipolar man who died in custody after police denied him access to his medication.   Widow Danielle McDonnell and the…
Rank this Week: 2377

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result
    Despite the lingering outrage and disapproval many of us have regarding the Republican victory at the polls last Tuesday, there were some major wins for workers across California and the country which should be embraced and not overlooked.…
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
Rank this Week: 3242

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Nov 11

    Simplifying with Cutti and Rule 701

    Simplifying with Cutti and Rule 701
    Last month, the Supreme Court decided not to review a decision involving lay witness opinion testimony. The case – Cuti v. United States, 720 F.3d 453 (2nd Cir. 2013) – may be valuable for anyone who is involved in complex
  • Nov 4

    Getting Outside of the Office: Support the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board at Cocktails for a Cause

    Getting Outside of the Office: Support the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board at Cocktails for a Cause
    In addition to my passion for helping injured plaintiffs through my role as an associate attorney with Wexler Wallace’s mass torts practice, I am passionate about helping to improve the quality of health care delivered to pediatric…
  • Oct 29

    Arbitration Clauses: Coming soon to a Online Customer Service Agreement near You

    Arbitration Clauses: Coming soon to a Online Customer Service Agreement near You
    Earlier this year, I wrote about the online storage company Dropbox adding an arbitration clause to its customer service agreement. It seems Dropbox is in very good company on the Internet these days. According to New York Times blog…
Rank this Week: 1478

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

Focuses on class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends, and strategies associated with class action lawsuits. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
  • Nov 5

    First Circuit Finds Plaintiff Lacks Standing In Unmanifested Defect Case

    First Circuit Finds Plaintiff Lacks Standing In Unmanifested Defect Case
    Claims based on enhanced risk of future harm just got harder to bring. Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a complaint in which the plaintiff alleged the corrugated stainless steel…
  • Oct 9

    SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Compensability of Required Security Screenings Under FLSA

    SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Compensability of Required Security Screenings Under FLSA
    The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in an important Fair Labor Standards Act case that asks whether an employer who requires hourly employees to go through a security screening at the end of their shift – as a way ……
  • Sep 23

    New Jersey Supreme Court Tightens Requirements for Enforcing Arbitration Agreement

    New Jersey Supreme Court Tightens Requirements for Enforcing Arbitration Agreement
    General counsel should stop what they’re doing and review their company’s arbitration provisions in light of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P., 2014 WL 4689318 (N.J.…
Rank this Week: 2677

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 682

The Andrews & Thornton Blog

The Andrews & Thornton Blog

Provides information on dangerous dietary supplements, pharmaceutical drug recalls, harmful medical implants, food recalls, and updates on the cases we are actively litigating.

http://andrewsthorntonblog.com
Rank this Week: 2716

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 334

The Common Question

The Common Question

Covers federal and California class action law, consumer law and employment law. By Justin F. Marquez/

http://www.thecommonquestion.com
  • May 14

    New Court of Appeal decision helpful to certifying meal and rest period claim

    New Court of Appeal decision helpful to certifying meal and rest period claim
    In Faulkinbury v. Boyd & Associates, Inc., the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3 reversed course in its earlier, pre-Brinker decision and ordered certification of plaintiffs' meal period, rest period, and overtime…
  • May 3

    Back from jury duty!

    Back from jury duty!
    I recently served as a juror on a criminal trial. I had always wanted to serve on a jury so that I could get the inside scoop on how jurors deliberate. I used to work as a research attorney for a criminal law judge (I can't believe I was…
  • Apr 4

    District Court awards $308 million to plaintiffs' attorneys in antitrust class action

    District Court awards $308 million to plaintiffs' attorneys in antitrust class action
    In a decision reminding me why I am a plaintiff's attorney, on April 1, 2013 a District Court judge approved $308 million in attorney's fees to plaintiffs' counsel in In re TFT (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal. No. M 07-1827…
Rank this Week: 3362

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 1914