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Arkansas Cancer Patient Lee Robertson Jailed For Unpaid Bills

An Arkansas cancer patient was reportedly jailed for unpaid bills. After spending more than 30 days behind bars, 44-year-old Lee Robertson joined several other plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit claiming the city of Sherwood, Arkansas,...Show More Summary

228 Hepatitis A cases in Hawaii; lawsuit could include 10,000

As the number of sick people in Hawaii’s Hepatitis A outbreak continues to increase, a seafood importer, a distributor and a sushi chain are facing a class action lawsuit — filed specifically on behalf of people who did not get sick. The state health department reports confirmed outbreak cases reached 228 as of Wednesday afternoon,... Continue Reading

Empire Is the Subject of a Class Action Lawsuit About Its Filming at a Juvenile Detention Center

Empire has a new legal mess to contend with: Fox is being hit with a class action lawsuit, with former residents of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center alleging that scenes shot at the facility left the residents in "lockdown." The suit concerns the first two episodes of Empire's ... More »

Private Prison Giant CAA Accused of "False and Misleading Statements”

A shareholder class action lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison company that was the subject of a recent Mother Jones investigation. Last week, the Department of Justice announced it...Show More Summary

Fox Hit With ‘Empire’ Class Action Suit Over Filming At Juvenile Detention Center

With the Season 3 debut of Empire just weeks away, the first two episodes of the second season of the Fox blockbuster are today at the center of a potential big bucks class action lawsuit filed over filming at a Chicago juvenile detention...Show More Summary

Lawsuit: Zara Misleads Customers By Listing Prices In Euros, Making Its Own Exchange Rate

While it’s not entirely unheard of to see prices listed in euros stateside, a new federal class action lawsuit claims that retailer Zara’s practice of doing so — and allegedly making up its own exchange rate — has tricked shoppers into paying more than they should. The lead plaintiff says he purchased a few shirts at a Zara store in …

Appeals Court Tosses Lawsuit Against Broadcasters For Violating Publicity Rights During Football Game Broadcasts

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Javon Marshall -- a former college athlete spearheading a putative class action against several broadcasters for uncompensated use of his likeness -- has just seen the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court send him (and everyone "similarly situated")...Show More Summary

As court rejects Uber's $100m worker settlement, Kalanick tries to pretend that driverless cars will actually need more drivers

Yesterday, a judge in California rejected Uber's much celebrated (by the company) $100m class action settlement with its drivers. The settlement was supposed to end a lawsuit by drivers who claimed they were employees, and thus entitled to employee pay and benefits. Show More Summary

Judge blocks massive Uber class action settlement with drivers

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A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by Uber Technologies Inc to settle a class action lawsuit with drivers who claimed they were employees and entitled to expenses. In a case that has been closely watched in Silicon Valley, where many companies use on-demand workers, U.S. District Judge...

Widener Law School 'Fraud' Suit Lacks Class Standing

Widener Law School faces a class action lawsuit alleging that students were defrauded with deceptive employment statistics. Fortunately for the school, however, the Third Circuit recently ruled that the plaintiffs lacked critical commonality for such an action. It's a major victory for the law school and marks another victory for......

Israeli Sia Fans — Or Former Fans — Allegedly Filing Lawsuit for a Lack of Stage Banter, Among Other Grievances

The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli Sia concertgoers are filing a class action lawsuit against for approximately NIS 8 million (or around $2 million) in “nominal reparations” to attendees. Among the various complaints mentioned in the newspaper, the most amusing is that “even the live vocals felt impersonal, as the artist never once addressed the crowd, mentioned […]

DirecTV Faces RICO Class Action For Bungling Business Installs, Then Demanding $15,000 For Theft Of Service

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For several years now DirecTV (now owned by AT&T) has been the focus of a series of lawsuits focused on the NFL's Sunday Ticket exclusive arrangement. More specifically, the lawsuits have claimed that the exclusive arrangement violates antitrust law, resulting in a monopoly that charges often absurd prices to small businesses. Show More Summary

10 Employees File Class Action Lawsuit Against GlobalHue for Failing to Pay Them

A separate suit claims CEO Don Coleman also failed to pay the man he hired to drive his daughter Kelli.

3rd Circuit Rejects Class Action By Law Grads Alleging Placement Data Fraud By Widener Law School

Wall Street Journal, Class Action Alleging Law School Fraud Shot Down by Appeals Court: A federal appeals court has dealt the latest blow to a lawsuit alleging law school students were defrauded with misleading employment statistics. The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower-court’s ruling that...

Class Action Alleging Law School Fraud Shot Down by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has dealt the latest blow to a lawsuit alleging law school students were defrauded with misleading employment statistics.

Avenatti offers to settle HOF lawsuit for $450 per fan, with no legal fees

On Thursday, lawyer Michael Avenatti filed a nationwide class action aimed at obtaining full and complete compensation for all losses incurred by fans who attended last Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game, which was canceled due to mishandled preparation of the field. On Monday, Avenatti sent a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell with a unique settlement offer.…

Chili's Restaurants Honcho Allegedly Paid Under the Minimum Wage, Workers Allege in Suit

The class action lawsuit was filed July 22 in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Brinker International, the Texas-based multinational company than owns over 800 Chili's restaurants, is being sued for unpaid wages. Nicole Augustine,...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Supporter Files Class Action Over Milwaukee DA's Secret Investigation

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during the Republican National Convention (RNC) on July 20, 2016. Supporters of his were targeted by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, who now faces a class action lawsuit over his methods. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Legal wrangling over a probe launched by Milwaukee County District [...]

Twitter Not Liable for ISIS Propaganda

Twitter is not responsible for the propaganda posted to its social network by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), a U.S. district judge has ruled. A class action lawsuit had been brought against Twitter after two American defense...Show More Summary

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