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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/
Rank this Week: 3114

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Apr 22

    E-Cigarettes: The New Kink in the Fight Against Tobacco

    E-Cigarettes: The New Kink in the Fight Against Tobacco
    While the anti-tobacco movement has made major legislative strides over the years in the fight against death and disease caused by cigarette smoking and other tobacco products, a new tobacco substitute may interfere with this progress: the…
  • Mar 24

    Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling on Nutrition Labeling is a Win for Consumer

    Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling on Nutrition Labeling is a Win for Consumer
    On March 13, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a consumer-friendly decision in Reid v. Johnson & Johnson, a false advertising case concerning assertions made by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary about its…
  • Mar 11

    CFPB Study Confirms Arbitration Clauses Do Not Benefit Consumer

    CFPB Study Confirms Arbitration Clauses Do Not Benefit Consumer
    If you ask a company representative if they think arbitration clauses are harmful to consumers, more than likely, they will say no. If you ask the average consumer if they think arbitration clauses are harmful to consumers, they will ask
Rank this Week: 3247

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/
  • Apr 21

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that an arbitration agreement in the “Performer Contracts” of exotic dancers was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable and denied a motion…
  • Apr 13

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review
    On April 1, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of McGill v. Citibank to decide whether Citibank can use an arbitration clause to stymie a customer from pursuing public injunctive relief under California’s consumer…
  • Apr 6

    Ninth Circuit Finds “Service Advisors” Not Exempt from FLSA OT

    Ninth Circuit Finds “Service Advisors” Not Exempt from FLSA OT
    The Ninth Circuit recently considered whether “Service Advisors” who work at car dealerships are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. In answering in the negative, the Ninth Circuit parted…
Rank this Week: 3077

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

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

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Apr 21

    Use of Expert Testimony at Class Certification Stage Addressed By Third Circuit

    Use of Expert Testimony at Class Certification Stage Addressed By Third Circuit
    The Third Circuit recently joined the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits in holding that, where a Daubert challenge is made to the use of expert testimony in support of class certification, the Daubert challenge must be resolved at that…
  • Apr 21

    Expansion of Class Allows Second Removal Under Class Action Fairness Act, According to Ninth Circuit

    Expansion of Class Allows Second Removal Under Class Action Fairness Act, According to Ninth Circuit
    It is important to remember that when a putative class action is remanded to state court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), that may not be the end of the jurisdictional battle. Developments in the case, or in the…
  • Apr 20

    Third Circuit Clarifies Its Ascertainability Standard

    Third Circuit Clarifies Its Ascertainability Standard
    Ascertainability is an implied requirement for class certification, not expressly addressed in Fed. R. Civ. P. 23. While there are different formulations of the requirement, in essence it requires that there be an adequate method for…
Rank this Week: 3208

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1492

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Apr 16

    Gawker Interns and the Use of Social Media to Notify Potential Class Member

    Gawker Interns and the Use of Social Media to Notify Potential Class Member
    Social media has dramatically impacted many areas of law, and class and collective action litigation is no exception. Recently, a number of former interns who sued Gawker Media LLC and its owner Nick Denton (Gawker) for wage and hour claims…
  • Apr 2

    Two California Juries to Decide Whether Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Employees or Contractor

    Two California Juries to Decide Whether Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Employees or Contractor
    The core business models of both Uber and Lyft have just been turned over to two separate California juries. These groups of randomly selected citizens will determine whether the drivers for both companies have been properly classified…
  • Mar 18

    Fourth Circuit Rejects EEOC Expert Report Riddled With Error

    Fourth Circuit Rejects EEOC Expert Report Riddled With Error
    We’ve written before on the questionable statistics used by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in other cases, and a recent court of appeals case involving background checks suggests that the EEOC is continuing to…
Rank this Week: 3113

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Are Employers Required to Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phones Used at Work?

    Are Employers Required to Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phones Used at Work?
    More and more employers require employees to use their personal cell phones for work.  Yet California Labor Code section 2802 requires employers to reimburse employees for “all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the…
  • Apr 6

    Hunter Pyle to speak in Webinar re PAGA Claim

    Hunter Pyle to speak in Webinar re PAGA Claim
    On April 6, 2015, at 10 am Pacific Standard Time, I will be be speaking in a webinar that is devoted to PAGA claims.  A description follows: In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision not to interfere, for now, in…
  • Apr 6

    Judge Chen, Judge Henderson, and a Ray of Sunshine re PAGA Claims in Hernandez v. DMSI

    Judge Chen, Judge Henderson, and a Ray of Sunshine re PAGA Claims in Hernandez v. DMSI
    On January 11, 2015 I posted a comment about how some federal district courts in California were rejecting the part of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation (2014) 59 Cal.4th 348 in which Justice Goodwin Liu held that arbitration agreements…
Rank this Week: 1662

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
  • Apr 1

    Class-Wide Unjust Enrichment Claims Doomed by Variation in State Law and Need for Individual Inquirie

    Class-Wide Unjust Enrichment Claims Doomed by Variation in State Law and Need for Individual Inquirie
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jennifer E. Canfield, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and a member of its Class Action Defense practice group. Her practice focuses on defense of consumer class…
  • Mar 20

    When Does a Hack Become a Compensable Harm in Federal Court?

    When Does a Hack Become a Compensable Harm in Federal Court?
    This guest post was co-authored by Montgomery McCracken partner Michael B. Hayes and associate David F. Herman, both of the firm’s Litigation Department. Michael can be reached at 215.772.7211 or at mhayes@mmwr.com. David can be reached…
  • Feb 26

    Reminder: TCPA Webinar: Today, 12 – 1 p.m. (EST) — Sign Up Now

    Reminder: TCPA Webinar: Today, 12 – 1 p.m. (EST) — Sign Up Now
    Just a reminder that there’s still time to register for today’s webinar, “Telephone Consumer Protection Act Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2015.” As many of you are likely aware, the TCPA restricts telephone…
Rank this Week: 1532

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: 1318

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

    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 &…
Rank this Week: 2653

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: 1793

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: 1316

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: 2441

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: 3987