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CFPB's class action ban likely to be challenged in court after finalized

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 11, 2016, 10:15am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a set of rules that would prohibit arbitration clauses designed to prevent class-action lawsuits on behalf of consumers.

Attorney fees in class-action suit upheld by California Supreme Court

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 10, 2016, 11:43am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- The California Supreme Court has upheld the attorney fees awarded in an employment class action lawsuit, stating the award was not unreasonable because it is calculated as a percentage of the common fund instead of using a lodestar calculation.

Attorney: U.S. SC should be tempted to review DOL's tip-pooling rule

Kristin Danley-Greiner Sep. 29, 2016, 1:06pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- In a win for tipped employees and a blow to businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industry, the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently refused to rehear a case regarding a controversial tip-pooling regulation.

Snapchat defends procedures after facial recognition class action

Kristin Danley-Greiner Sep. 2, 2016, 9:40am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The popular social media platform Snapchat faces allegations by two Illinois users that it stores information that makes them susceptible to identity theft.

Subway takes steps to protect itself from wage, hour claims

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 31, 2016, 2:35pm

MILFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- Going by the volume of investigations and litigation involving individual franchisee-owned Subways by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), it wasn’t surprising when Subway — one of the largest franchisers in the world — recently adopted a different approach to stymie wage and hour claims.

Ill. AG taking on Jimmy John's non-compete clauses

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 31, 2016, 9:30am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Sandwich maker Jimmy John’s is facing claims from another public official, finding itself targeted by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.  

Securities class actions on the rise

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 29, 2016, 3:45pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Attorney Tom Gorman, of Dorsey & Whitney, says he's seen a “record number” of cases involving public companies and individuals involved in regulatory actions.

Consumers allege offender monitoring products were falsely advertised

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 23, 2016, 9:39am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer from California and another from Michigan have filed a class action lawsuit in the Golden State against a company over offender monitoring products.

California advertiser files suit against Google alleging click fraud

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 23, 2016, 8:51am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Google is being sued by California advertiser Gurminder Singh, who alleges breach of implied covenant and that the internet giant failed to protect the plaintiff from fraudulent clicks.

Judge rules Arkansas political robocall ban unconstitutional

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 17, 2016, 10:01am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas has declared an Arkansas state law prohibiting political robocalls unconstitutional.

Campbell's seeks to dismiss suit alleging its gumbo soup is unhealthy

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 16, 2016, 3:13pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Campbell Soup Company has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against a California man who alleges the company misleadingly labels and advertises a certain soup.

Ruling will boost defendants' chances of discovering who is funding litigation against them

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 16, 2016, 3:10pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A court in California recently went against the tide and granted a defendant’s motion requiring the plaintiff to reveal the identity of a third party funder, which to date has been protected by confidentiality agreements.

Plaintiffs lose fight against Massachusetts utility

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 9, 2016, 1:38pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on July 29 decided to reverse a Superior Court order that granted class certifications for two classes of residential and business customers of the defendant, Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company.