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Appeals court reversal on Amazon consumer arbitration consent adds to controversy

Andrew Burger Sep. 16, 2016, 9:46am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Online retailers are being plagued by an increasing number of lawsuits that assert they did not clearly and/or adequately inform consumers that in purchasing goods via the retailers' e-commerce sites they were agreeing to resolve any resulting problems via arbitration rather than the courts.

Conn. court rules against volunteer's discrimination lawsuit

Noell Wolfgram Evans Aug. 17, 2016, 9:48am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) –  The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that there is a clear delineation between an employee and a volunteer in an organization, drawing the line between who can claim discrimination.

Second Circuit rules for Chevron, agrees $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant was product of fraud, racketeering

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 9, 2016, 1:20pm

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this week sided with the company, finding “no basis” for overturning the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s judgment in 2014.

Second Circuit: Class can be decertified after jury verdict

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 4, 2016, 3:39pm

Plaintiff Joseph Mazzei filed a class action against The Money Store, TMS Mortgage Inc. and HomEq Servicing Corp. for breach of contract, challenging the imposition of post-acceleration late fees on mortgages. Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which granted the defendants’ post-verdict motion to decertify and entered judgment in favor only of Mazzei.