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Is America's Strongest Biometric Privacy Law About To Be Gutted?

Facebook could win a class action lawsuit over its facial recognition feature if this BIPA amendment passes in Illinois. One way to avoid difficult legislation is to change the law altogether. Read Full Story

“Guess that’s how lawsuits work”

Uber driver never met lawyer or asked to sue, and opposes aim of suit, but: “Guess that’s how lawsuits work” [Daniel Fisher] Related: Cyrus Farivar/ArsTechnica, Jack Schaedel via Fisher. Tags: class actions, taxis and ridesharing, wage and hour suits “Guess that’s how lawsuits work” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Theranos hit with consumer lawsuit over faulty blood tests

Possible class action suit against startups fingerprick test comes in wake of disavowed blood work results.        

Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

Fitbit Study Calling Tracker Faulty Paid For By Suing Law Firm — Does It Matter? [Video]

In the case of Fitbit and an impending class action lawsuit, it’s an allegedly pointless cash grab up against another allegedly pointless cash grab. Still, both sides have something gain, “reliable” studies to back them up, and no intention of backing down. Show More Summary

BMW sued over i3’s extended-range electric powertrain

BMW has been hit with a class action lawsuit regarding a potential issue afflicting the extended-range version of the automaker's i3 electric car. According to the suit, which was filed in a District Court in Los Angeles last week, the extended-range i3, known as the i3 REx, can reduce power to unsafe levels without warning. Here's what the suit...

Man sues Satan for ruining his life

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Weird Universe alerts us to the curious case of Gerald Mayo, who in 1971 filed a class action lawsuit in the Western District of Pennsylvania against Satan "and his staff." According to the sui, "Satan has on numerous occasions caused...Show More Summary

1984 To Infinity: Snapchat Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over “Thot Filter” Face Recognition

Snapchat Facing Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition Technology Looks like the days of the annoying azz Snapchat filters may be coming to an end. According to TMZ, the burgeoning social media platform is facing a class-action lawsuit over their

Snapchat -- Users Sue ... We're Not Gonna Take It in the Face!

Snapchat just got sued for being way too Orwellian... by allegedly retaining geometric maps of the faces of its users. The social media giant is now on the receiving end of a class action lawsuit, claiming the company has been retaining and…

Class action filed over Ford PowerShift transmissions

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A law firm has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford Australia, claiming that the car maker’s PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmissions are unsafe. Although a specific number of owners involved with the class action is still to be confirmed, a spokesperson for the firm told CarAdvice today that around 70,000 examples of the 1.5-litre EcoSport […]

Companies forced to rethink U.S. high court class action strategy

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for companies trying to fend off costly class action lawsuits are rethinking longstanding legal strategies after businesses lost two key U.S. Supreme Court cases as well as their staunchest supporter on the bench. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Says Plaintiff Must Show Actual Harm From Bogus Profile Created By Spokeo

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's no greater sin than being wrong on the internet. But can you build a federal case out of it? Thomas Robins tried to do exactly that by filing a potential class action lawsuit against Spokeo ("the people search engine") for posting...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Punts On Contraception, Trims No-Injury Lawsuits In A 6-Opinion Day

The Supreme Court kicks a controversial case over the contraception mandate back for a compromise and trims no-injury class actions in a busy day for opinions.

Lyft Settles Class Action for $27 Million

In news that was overshadowed by a much larger settlement with Uber, a class-action lawsuit in California against Lyft was just settled for $27 million. The case was quite similar to the Uber litigation and involved the question of whether...

NHL Loses Motion To Dismiss Concussion Cases

The National Hockey League has had its motion to dismiss class action concussion-related lawsuits filed by former NHL players denied by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson. The ruling should allow the NHL player plaintiffs to proceed in seeking discovery from the NHL, which is something the league may want [...]

Here’s the Problem With the Feds Profiting From Court Filings

A class action lawsuit claims the federal courts are turning a profit by charging for court documents. Meanwhile, the website itself is stuck in the 1990s. The post Here's the Problem With the Feds Profiting From Court Filings appeared first on WIRED.

Lyft Agrees To Revised $27 Million Deal In Class Action Lawsuit

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 (Reuters) - Lyft has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors, after a U.S. judge rejected...Show More Summary

Lyft settles with CA drivers for $27 million

SAN FRANCISCO – Lyft will pay $27 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by drivers in California who said the ride-hailing service had misclassified them as independent contractors rather than employees.        

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