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Class Action Lawsuit

ACLU Suit Against Boulder County Jail Gets Class Action Status

Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Boulder County Jail's postcard-only mail policy was granted class action status Tuesday. The dec...

The Class Action Mess in a Nutshell

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Warren Buffett presciently observed that financial derivatives were economic "weapons of mass destruction." Judge for yourself whether class action litigation has achieved "weapon of mass destruction" status.

JP Morgan-Chase "Accidentally" Foreclosed on Military Mortgages: Violated Decades of Existing Law

Torrey Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Torrey Shannon

Earlier today, and other news agencies reported a big win for a Marine who fought a 5-year legal battle with the behemoth mortgage institution, JP Morgan-Chase.

Consumers' Right To Class-Action Suits In Danger In The Supreme Court

Los Angeles Times | David Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It hasn't gotten a lot of press, but a case involving AT&T that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week has sweeping ramifications for potentiall...

USDA Continues to Lie About Pigford Fraud Despite Lawyer Statements

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

The fraud of Pigford is real. It's tens of millions of dollars, at least. The USDA knows about it. They aren't telling the truth and unfortunately, if we're going to get to the truth it's going to have to come from Republican-led hearings.

State Of Oregon Joins Class-Action Suit Against Apollo Group | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The state of Oregon has joined a securities fraud class-action lawsuit against Apollo Group Inc. (APOL) and several of its execu...

Gender Bender

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

The dizziest heights of political, corporate and academic power are still be occupied by men -- but for how much longer, and with what effects on classroom, boardroom and (Senate) cloakroom?

Hijacking Humane

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Would you consider animals to be "humanely raised" if they were forced to spend their lives suffering from chronic leg problems and crippling lameness only to be later dipped into an electrified vat of water?

The AT&T Settlement: A Reason to be Thankful This Holiday Season

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Tucker Avorn

This holiday season, you may rest easy, knowing that there is a class action lawyer out there who might be the only force between you and the company that is trying to rip you off.

Roberts Court: Unclear, Activist, and Pro-Corporate

David Arkush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Arkush

The court has been notably activist, overturning precedent that has been on the books for decades in areas ranging from campaign finance to antitrust. When the Supreme Court is so willing to overturn precedent, what is the law?

Question: What Do Wells Fargo Bank and Class Action Lawyers Have in Common?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

When is the judiciary going to examine the schemes of class action lawyers with the same zeal with which it scrutinizes the business practices of American corporations?

A Plea to the Courts: Stop the Quiet Death of a Critical Consumer Protection

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The right of consumers to band together to take action against corporate rip-offs is something that is enshrined in case law, enforced by the state co...

In The Public Interest: Next Up For the Supreme Court That Brought You Unlimited Corporate Campaign Cash: Do Consumers Have the Right to Band Together To Fight Corporate Crime?

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

On November 9th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a very important case that if wrongly decided will allow powerful special interests to u...

Goldman Sachs Slapped With Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The lawsuit documents have been added below (hat tip to the WSJ.) Three former Goldman Sachs employees filed a gender bias lawsuit against ...

HAMP Homeowners Sue Bank Of America Over Mortgage Modification

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Permanent modifications, which lower mortgage payments to 31% of a borrower's pretax monthly income for five years, have been given to only about a th...

Who Are the Gougers and Profiteers?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Just last week, a federal court in California, using terms like gouging and profiteering, made national headlines by issuing a stinging indictment of ...

Obama Calls Out Bankers, but What About the Class Action Lawyers, Mr. President?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Class action lawyers regularly receive huge bonuses for winning less than stellar results for their clients. Mr. President, you can help by using your bully pulpit to call attention to this misuse of our legal system.

A Luxury America Can No Longer Afford

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

In one of the largest securities class actions in history, the best the plaintiff's lawyers could do was a settlement in which class members got 1¢ for every $1 of damages claimed.

President Obama, Mr. Feinberg: How Much of BP's Billions Are Going to the Lawyers?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

There is no question about guilt and BP has already said it is going to pay all legitimate damages claimed. How many lawyers are necessary? The answer, unfortunately, is whatever the judge allows.

Toyota -- The Latest Lawyer Feeding Frenzy

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

The Toyota lawsuit spectacle continues with hundreds of ambulance-chasing plaintiff's lawyers traveling to San Diego to get the court system to award ...

Obama Gives Historic Speech on Tort Reform Part II: Vows to End Lawyers' Disgraceful Misuse of Our Legal System for Private Gain

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Thank you. Thank you. Hello my fellow American citizens. Some of you may have heard the speech I gave recently on the need for tort reform, and, in...

The Fall of the 'King of Torts' Is Merely the Tip of the Iceberg of Class Action Deceit

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

What would you think of a legal system in which someone burglarizes your home, yet you are the one who is sued and have to pay for the damage caused by the burglar?

The Yelp Debate: Is It Good For Businesses?

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, Chicago's Bleeding Heart Bakery joined 9 plaintiffs from across the nation in a class-action lawsuit against consumer review site Yelp. The...

Novartis, Heal Thyself - and Treat Executive Women with Respect

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Poor Novartis. The Cavemen of Basel have just lost a major battle in the United States against those pesky women feminists. On top of the $3.3 millio...

Finally, Obama Gives Historic Speech on Tort Reform -- Likens Crisis to Health Care

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Our legal system was not created to make lawyers rich, and no self-respecting legal system should allow this to continue.