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Federal judge temporarily stops Trump effort to deport 100 Iraqi Christians

A federal judge has temporarily halted the Trump regime’s attempt to deport more than 100 Iraqi Christians, mostly Chaldean Catholics, following a class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU. Families, advocates, and experts have argued the...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules Facebook Can’t Contract Out of B.C. Privacy Law

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision this morning on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts, rejecting Facebook's effort to block a privacy class action lawsuit in British Columbia on the grounds that its own contract specified that legal actions be brought in California. Show More Summary

Can A New Tim Hortons CEO Help Solve RBI’s Challenges?

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) is facing several challenges from its Tim Hortons’ franchisees. While many franchisees have been disgruntled for a while, they are now seeking a class action lawsuit against the company for misappropriation of money from a national advertising fund.

Former CenturyLink Employee Alleges ISP Fraudulently Signs Up Customers

CenturyLink is facing a lawsuit from a former employee and a $12 billion class action suit from its customers over allegations that it deliberately created fake accounts for services customers didn't sign up for, then refused to acknowledge having done so. The post Former CenturyLink Employee Alleges ISP Fraudulently Signs Up Customers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Red light camera lawsuit moving ahead in Alabama court

Federal appeals judges say a lawsuit over red light cameras can move ahead in Alabama state court. The Montgomery Advertiser reports ( ) attorneys filed a class action against the … Click to Continue »

Trump administration poised to side with employers in Supreme Court case: source

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The Trump administration is poised to side with employers in a Supreme Court case over the rights of workers to bring class action lawsuits against companies, according to a court document and a source familiar with the litigation. Signaling the reversal of a position staked out earlier by the...

Accident victims 1, greedy trial lawyers 0

This is a huge decision, with historic implications. For usurious trial lawyers, it is an unmitigated disaster: they now face the realistic prospect of class action lawsuits by clients they have manipulated and ripped off. Meanwhile, anyone seen Ontario’s Attorney General? He’s been as invisible on this file as he has on a neo-Nazi rag […]

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Inside The Ferrick, Lowery Pastorius Spotify Lawsuit

Ongoing in music industry news these days dwells the combined lawsuits of David Lowery, Melissa Ferrick and Jaco Pastorius. The plaintiffs combined forces to attempt a class action lawsuit against streaming services worldwide. Without judge approval for class action, their efforts narrowed toward Ferrick’s original focus: Spotify. Ferrick's accusations were...

High Court Limits Class Action Suits in Microsoft Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 12 ruling in Microsoft v. Baker is an important victory for manufacturers because it could prevent certain types of class-action lawsuits and expensive piecemeal litigation.... The post High Court Limits Class Action Suits in Microsoft Ruling appeared first on Shopfloor.

Justices side with Microsoft in Xbox 360 class action case

The Supreme Court is giving Microsoft Corp. another chance to stop a class action lawsuit filed by owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who claim the console has a … Click to Continue »

Putative Class Action over Rental Car Company Toll Charges Advances (subscription required) reports that a federal judge in New Jersey denied a motion to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit against a unit of Enterprise Holdings, Inc., on June 8. The ruling allows the case “to move forward...Show More Summary

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company To Pay Out $1.5 Million Dollars For Lying To Customers

Honesty may be the most expensive policy for Jessica Alba. Her Honest Company has agreed to pay out $1.55 million in a class action lawsuit settlement for lying to customers about a chemical they claimed was absent from their products. Turns out, it wasn’t. The billion-dollar company claimed its laundry detergent, dish soap and multi-surface cleaner Read More

Workers Take Chipotle to Court Over New Overtime Law

But the law’s status is ambiguous Fast-casual taco and burrito chain Chipotle is on the receiving end of a class action lawsuit from its employees regarding a new federal law about overtime pay. The Washington Post reports that the chain is accused of not paying overtime to staff who work more than 40 hours a week and who earn under $47,476 annually. Show More Summary

Murky Licensing Evident As Spotify Settles After Failure To Obtain Mechanical Licenses

The recent conclusion of Melisa Ferrick and David Lowery's class action lawsuit against Spotify served to highlight the swampy mess that is the world of music licensing today, as well as show that copyright law has done a poor job of adapting to technological advancements in the music industry, writes...

IRS Loses $175 Million Class Action Lawsuit

A class action suit filed against the federal government seeking to recover allegedly unlawful license fees paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for annual license fees charged to tax return preparers is now over. The potential cost to the IRS? $175 million.

Sugar in Jelly Bellies? Who knew?

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In a lawsuit seeking class action status in California state court, Jessica Gomez alleges that Jelly Belly’s “Sport Beans,” which are touted as containing electrolytes and vitamins, “contain more sugar than she thought,” and that the ingredient list resorted to the euphemism “evaporated cane juice” to describe the sweetener. Show More Summary

‘Highly Irregular’ Phone Call Allegedly Made From Wasserman-Schultz’s Office To Lawyers In DNC Lawsuit

A lawyer for the plaintiffs in the widely under-reported class action lawsuit known as Wilding et al. v. DNC Services Corp. and Deborah “Debbie” Wasserman-Schultz filed a new document on Thursday, June 1, 2017 that is causing a stir on social media. Show More Summary

Spotify Settles David Lowery Mechanical Royalties Lawsuit

In 2015, Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery brought a $150 million class action lawsuit against Spotify for allegedly “distributing copyrighted material without securing the necessary mechanical licenses.” The mechanical royalty is the royalty paid to a songwriter whenever a copy of one of their songs is made. Show More Summary

Ford PowerShift Transmission Subject To New Class Action Lawsuit In USA

owners of ford fiesta and focus models in the united states have launched a class action lawsuit against the automaker surrounding complaints against the problematic powershift dual-clutch automatic transmission fitted to those cars....Show More Summary

Spotify Songwriter Settlement Points Finger At Facebook [Chris Castle]

While Spotify gets at least one gold star for settling the songwriter/publisher class action lawsuit brought by Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery for $43.4 million, an even bigger online giant is ignoring its obligations to creators all together... _____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy Robert Levine...

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