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Class action over disputed text messages continues despite no messages

Dee Thompson Dec. 22, 2016, 9:40am

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -- A Florida class action case that has been ongoing since 2012 continues, despite the plaintiff’s deletion of disputed text messages on his phone.

Florida woman accuses Bed Bath & Beyond of false advertising

Dee Thompson Dec. 15, 2016, 12:00pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) -- A class action lawsuit alleges Bed Bath and Beyond sold Egyptian cotton sheets that were only 10 percent Egyptian cotton, not 100 percent as stated on the label.

Sugar class action against Dole a 'policy-oriented brief,' law prof says

Dee Thompson Nov. 28, 2016, 9:36am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- A new class action lawsuit against Dole Foods alleges two of its products are advertised as healthy but, in reality, they are high-sugar in content and not healthy at all.

Ninth Circuit doesn't order pay for employees' time spent calling in

Dee Thompson Nov. 18, 2016, 9:43am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A recently decided case that involved California employers revisited a question of whether employers are responsible for paying employees who are asked to “call in” to see if they need to come to work.

Attorney skeptical of securities fraud claim against Twitter

Dee Thompson Nov. 11, 2016, 11:03am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Social media giant Twitter is facing a class action lawsuit regarding its stock prices, but a Texas securities attorney doesn't expect the plaintiffs will have much success.

Companies could face criminal prosecution for illegal employee agreements

Dee Thompson Nov. 10, 2016, 12:21pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Companies that enter into non-compete agreements regarding employees could face criminal prosecution, including possibly jail.

Class action allows everyone to sing Happy Birthday

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2016, 3:15pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - Up until this past August, two California music companies were enforcing the copyright of the song “Happy Birthday” and requiring television shows and movies to pay royalties to use the song.

Brief questions if plaintiffs in class action suits are being treated fairly

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2016, 2:22pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A friend-of-the court brief recently filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Joshua Blackman v. Amber Gascho asks if it is fair for attorneys in class action settlements to receive more in fees than the class members receive in settlement.

California attorney general seeks help in locating violators of CalOPPA

Dee Thompson Oct. 28, 2016, 1:06pm

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking members of the public to help locate companies that violate the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). 

Faced with class action, Hormel defends "100 percent natural" labeling

Dee Thompson Oct. 26, 2016, 9:08am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -  Hormel says a class action lawsuit alleging its products aren't "100 percent natural" is wrong.