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Class Action Lawsuit

Preterm Birth and a Really Sleazy Lawsuit

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

A new group of bad guys are writing the latest chapter in the sordid story of Makena, the FDA-approved version of progesterone used to prevent recurrent preterm births.

Mike Sacks

Justice Ginsburg Left Standing Up For Consumers | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After spending several years clearing a path for corporations to contract away their customers' access to courts generally and class act...

Christina Wilkie

Koch, Big Pharma 'Educate' Congress With Free Vacations | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A recently-formed judicial "academy" funded by industry groups and conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is offer...

NYPD Sued For Discrimination Against Blacks, Hispanics

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal judge gave the green light Wednesday to a lawsuit accusing the New York Police Department of discriminating against blacks and H...

Steven Hoffer

'Wigger Wednesday': Black Student Sues Minnesota School District For Racism | Steven Hoffer | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

A Minnesota school district allowed a homecoming event called "Wigger Day," during which students wore clothes and behaved in a manner that "from thei...

Bank May Face Class-Action Suit From Customers For Overdraft Fees

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

In 2003, the San Francisco-based Union Bank adopted a new practice that allowed it to begin charging its customers more overdraft fees. Now, the custo...

Court Rules Kraft's 401(k) Plan May Have Holes

Dan Solin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Notwithstanding the utter stupidly of selecting funds on the basis of past returns, this charade continues all over the country every day.

Starbucks Wins Dismissal Of Worker Tips Lawsuit

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - Starbucks Corp on Monday won dismissal of a lawsuit by former assistant store managers in New York who accused the w...

Dave Jamieson

Workers' Lawsuit Crumbles In Wake Of Walmart V. Dukes Decision | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

The ink may have barely dried on the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, but the controversial case is already helping to giv...

Dave Jamieson

Yankee Stadium 'Service Fee' Scheme Now Disclosed To Beer Drinkers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports

Back in May, a group of beer and food servers at Yankee Stadium sued the concession company they worked for, accusing Legends Hospitality of pocketing...

WaMu Settles Class-Action Securities Fraud Lawsuit

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

Washington Mutual Inc's (WAMUQ.PK) officers, directors, underwriters and auditor have agreed to a $208.5 million settlement to end class-action se...

WATCH: Law Firm Fights For Mannequins' Rights

Posted 08.31.2011 | Comedy

We all know that fireworks are one of the most dangerous factors in a 4th of July experience, but it isn't often that we stop to consider the true vic...

Dave Jamieson

Best Buy Manager Fired For Refusing To Profile Customers: Lawsuit | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

A former manager at a Best Buy store in Northern Virginia says he was fired for refusing to profile customers as part of a theft-prevention program at...

Lady Gaga Is Being Sued Over Japan Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga loves helping people, which is why this bit of news might come as a surprise to some. The singer is selling rubber bracelets to help supp...

How One Woman Won a $2 million Gender Discrimination Settlement Vs. Wal-Mart

Claudia Ricci | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Claudia Ricci

If you believe Justice Scalia, who wrote for the Supreme Court's majority opinion in yesterday's Wal-Mart ruling, there is "no convincing proof of a companywide discriminatory pay and promotion policy." Tell that to all the women who have worked for Wal-Mart.

Why Don't You Profit When Pharmacies Sell Your Prescription Data?

Jake Whitney | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

The battle over prescription data has been raging since 2006, and it is more than just another skirmish in the ongoing war over information privacy. The sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship is at stake.

Supreme Court Ruling Is Not Bad News For Consumers, the Class Action System Is the Real Culprit

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, published an editorial headlined, "Supreme Court Ruling Is Bad News For Consumers," which reflects t...

Dave Jamieson

Yankee Stadium Tips Taken By Owners, Servers Allege | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.13.2011 | Sports

In the more desirable seats at Yankee Stadium, an already pricey $10.50 draft beer will run you an eye-popping $12.60 thanks to an involuntary 20 perc...

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion: The Corporate Court Does it Again

Nan Aron | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology
Nan Aron

Thanks to the Supreme Court, corporations are now free to write contracts that legally bar you from challenging them in class-action lawsuits or even group arbitration, no matter what they do to harm you.

Dave Jamieson

Workers At Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Claim Wage Theft | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest class-action civil-rights lawsuit in American history, and will soon...

Wikipedia Wars

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Recently, I noticed that someone (a plaintiff's class action lawyer perhaps?) wrote a Wikipedia page about so-called "professional objectors" in class...

Wal-Mart v. Dukes: The Supreme Court's Big Case Threatens the Ability to Fight Corporate Misbehavior

Nan Aron | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

The most important case before the Supreme Court right now is Wal-Mart V. Dukes. At stake is the ability of women harmed by unfair corporate policies to band together as a class and fight a unified battle in court.

Energy Giant Wins Lawsuit Over Coal Silo Near School

AP | By VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jurors have rejected claims that a Massey Energy coal-loading silo built near a southern West Virginia elementary school exposed ...

Walmart Will Urge Supreme Court To Reject Record Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit

Reuters | James Vicini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will urge the Supreme Court next week to reject the largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit in ...

Too Big to Sue

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Rather

Over a million other women who have worked at Walmart, most as hourly wage earners, are part of the a class action lawsuit claiming the retailer discriminated against them on the basis of gender.