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New York to Ban Fracking Based on Adverse Health Data (Lawsuits Likely to Follow)

Andrew Lieb | Posted 12.19.2014 | New York
Andrew Lieb

New York's move should motivate the Erin Brokoviches of this world to start their lawsuits against companies involved in fracking based on the plethora of adverse health data exposed.

Dana Liebelson

Black Teenager Taken Out Of School And Jailed For A Month Without Probable Cause, Lawsuit Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

In September, police took a 17-year-old African-American boy out of high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, and arrested him on the suspicion that he had par...

U.S. Consumers Sue Over Potentially Defective Airbags

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business

(Adds detail on lawsuit) Oct 27 (Reuters) - Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the rec...

Big-Money Radical Right Groups Help Huge Grower to Avoid Paying Millions Already Owed Its Farm Workers

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Well-financed anti-labor groups related to America's radical right are coming to the aid of giant Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming to avoid implementing a union contract under which it already owes millions of dollars to thousands of its grape and tree fruit workers.

Sue the Republican Majority in Congress

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Whereas full-body contact and the use of firearms may be a preferred tactic to settle individual grievances for those with less financial means, the elite class prefers to fight through their lawyers, a form of legal combat with established rules.

For the Love of Vibram FiveFingers

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Hanaan Rosenthal

The day after the lawsuit I was approached by a woman who said: "I heard those were actually bad for you." I explained that misusing anything can be bad for you.

Crisis on the Internet: Is Everybody the Bad Guy?

Eric Mink | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

Next week, the FCC plans to propose new rules that its chairman claims will preserve the Internet as a free, fair and open communications medium for all. It seems far more likely that the rules will radically distort the medium by tilting Internet functioning even further in favor of the giant technology players.

FitBit Faces Yet Another Fight Over Its Rash-Creating Trackers

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

FitBit, a tech company that makes activity and health tracking devices, is under fire once again because of its rash-creating Force Fitness tracker, t...

Class-Action Lawsuit Brought Against Chris Christie for Second-Hand Bullying

Spencer Green | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

78-year-old Trudy Rosenlawn, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, spoke to reporters this morning while visibly shaking and clutching a hand-woven shawl with her thin, aged hands.

The Umpire Changes the Rules

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brandt Goldstein

Will we finally see the umpire that the Chief Justice promised us? Or will he continue to move the foul lines and alter the strike zone to favor the rich and the powerful? Americans should keep their eyes on the Court.

Coca-Cola Called Out Over Vitaminwater Claims

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

By Jonathan Stempel July 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge has recommended that Coca-Cola Co face a class-action lawsuit accusing it...

Two Major Lawsuits Filed Against ExxonMobil for Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

As the Mayflower lawsuits proceed and the Keystone XL northern half decision approaches, Mayflower can serve as a teachable moment as it applies to Keystone XL. Or it can serve as just yet another lesson not learned. Class begins now.

Read the Arbitration Clause

Brad Reid | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While an arbitration provision may not directly prevent the assertion of statutory rights, it may do so indirectly under the majority opinion since the cost of conducting a necessary antitrust market analysis is prohibitive for this individual claimant.

The Corporations Have Won: Comcast, SCOTUS and the End of Class Actions

Jonathan Valania | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Jonathan Valania

A study recently found that the Roberts Court is the most business-friendly of any court in at least the last 65 years. More alarmingly, the top two justices most likely to vote in favor of big business -- out of all justices since 1946 -- are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

Budweiser Maker Accused Of Watering Down Beer

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

PHILADELPHIA — Beer lovers across the U.S. have accused Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands, in class-action su...

How I'm Getting Facebook to Pay Nearly $20M to Protect the Internet from Facebook

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Rose Marie Berger

To get $20 million donated to the Internet's good guys, we need lots and lots of people to fill out their claim forms.

Get Your $10 From Facebook In 9 Simple Steps

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

If you're lucky (or unlucky, depending on your perspective), you recently received an email notifying you that your photo had been used in a "Sponsore...

California Pizza Kitchen Is 'Deliberately Poisoning' Consumers, Lawsuit Claims

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

California Pizza Kitchen and Nestle are killing us one frozen pizza at a time, according to one woman. Katie Simpson is suing California Pizza Kitc...

The Master of Mass Tort Administration

Don McNay | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Even if you don't know what a mass tort administrator or a class action administrator does, odds are that you have interacted with one at one time.

Dillard's Settles Charges It Made Sick Workers Illegally Reveal Conditions

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Department store chain Dillard's Inc. is paying $2 million to settle charges that it illegally required workers who took sick leave...

Airline Owes Customers 5.8 Million Beers!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

Southwest Airlines has settled a lawsuit to the tune of an estimated $29 million -- or 5.8 million unredeemed alcoholic beverages valued at $5 each, ...

Starbucks Workers Win $14 Million

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.13.2012 | Money

Starbucks workers in Massachusetts just got the tip of a lifetime. Late last week, a federal appeals court in Boston awarded a group of baristas at...

Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 12.25.2012 | Crime
Tamar Birckhead

If you sit in juvenile delinquency court long enough, you notice a few things. Most of the kids are black or brown. Almost all of the families are poor. And a huge percentage of the children have problems in school - learning difficulties, mental health needs, behavioral issues, or all three.

Christina Wilkie

Latest Troubles: Walmart Hit With Wage Suit From Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Walmart and two staffing agencies in the Chicago area were named as defendants in a class action lawsuit filed Monday in Illinois. The suit alleges th...

Retailers Try To Block Swipe Fee Settlement

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- A group of retailers and trade groups has launched a last-ditch effort to stop a proposed multibillion-dollar settlement that Visa Inc., M...