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

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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.

Europe Declares War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What will become of this suit? I suppose it could be dismissed but based on Schrems track record, I doubt it. And if people continue to join the suit, then this case will become less a thorn in the side for Facebook and more the privacy shot heard round the world.

Halliburton Ruling Could Be A Big Win For Big Pharma, Wall Street

Reuters | Andrew Longstreth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - Within the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in a major case that could make it much harder for...

Verdict Is In: California Courts Hellish

Sara Warner | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Sara Warner

Isn't it funny when you totally agree with somebody, but for totally different reasons? The D.C. based American Tort Reform Association released a report on Tuesday designating California as the nation's leading "Judicial Hellholes," and cited Los Angeles for being its hell-raising center.

HSBC Hit With Record Penalty

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Tom Hals Oct 17 (Reuters) - A unit of British bank HSBC Holdings Plc was hit on Thursday with a record $2.46 billi...

Naked Juice Coughs Up $9 Million In Class Action Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business

If you purchased a Naked Juice product between Sept. 27, 2007 and Aug. 19, 2013, listen up. As part of a class action lawsuit over the brand's alleged...

Will I Ever Get My Money from the Sallie Mae Class Action Lawsuit? -- Vicki

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Question "Dear Steve, I have student loans with Sallie Mae and was notified of a Class Action suit against them because of excessive cell phone call...

Buying Off the Ref

Brian Young | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Brian Young

In so many ways, the Chamber and its allies are pushing the Court in a direction where people get less and less power to counter corporate abuses.

The Most Pro-Business Supreme Court Since World War II

The New York Times | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

NOT long after 10 a.m. on March 27, a restless audience waited for the Supreme Court to hear arguments in the second of two historic cases involving s...

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...

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, ...

Catherine New

Toys 'R' Us Pissed Off The Wrong Lego Mastermind

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

Toys 'R' Us pissed off the wrong guy. A Connecticut man, who is a LEGO master builder and has created museum exhibits using the modular toy, is thr...

The World's Biggest Hypocrites Are At It Again

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Class action lawyers collect billions of dollars in attorney's fees filing lawsuits against companies for failing to disclose this, making false and misleading statements about that, and breach of fiduciary duty for the other.

The Most Notorious One-Percenters

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

When it comes to wealth inequality, riches for the 1% (the lawyers) and peanuts for the 99% (the class members) is justice as usual in our nation's courts.

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...

The Supremes, the Election, and the War on Women: What's Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

To say the Roberts Supreme Court hasn't been kind to women would be an understatement. In 2007, it overruled six lower federal courts in upholding a ban on one abortion procedure with no exception for the health of the woman.

Dukes v. Wal-Mart One Year Later: Where Do Women Stand?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Martha Burk

In the year since, the ruling has been touted as a godsend for corporations. It has been cited numerous times by judges as a reason to throw out class actions in such disparate areas as toxics in a neighborhood, overtime pay cases, and insurance overcharges.

"Occupy" Your Local Courthouse?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

The Wall Street Malaise has Seeped Into Our Halls of Justice In the past we have commented about the dysfunctional class action system and how class ...

Lila Shapiro

Walmart Faces Long Battle On Sex Discrimination, Despite Supreme Court Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Sex discrimination is alive and well at Walmart, say lawyers who have interviewed thousands of female employees in the years since Betty Dukes and a h...

Starbucks: Stop Taking Away Your Customers' Rights

David Arkush | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
David Arkush

If you're one of millions of Starbucks customers who might buy or receive a prepaid card this holiday season, you might want to take a moment to send Starbucks a message: Don't take away my rights!

Lila Shapiro

Walmart: Too Big To Sue

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

As the Supreme Court on Monday derailed claims of gender discrimination by scores of women workers at Walmart stores, the American labor movement abso...

Too Big to Sue? Supreme Court Blocks Massive Gender Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Elizabeth B. Wydra

However strong the evidence of discrimination may or may not be, it is important to recognize that the Supreme Court's ruling today was not about whether Wal-Mart was guilty.

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...

Ladies Sue Wal-Mart -- Supreme Court Style!

Erin Gibson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

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Lila Shapiro

What's At Stake In The Massive Walmart Anti-Discrimination Case Before The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

Walmart Stores, the ...