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Certification issue not dead in class action against Wackenhut

By Kerry Goff | Feb 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Nov. 21, a California appeals court reversed a trial court’s previous class action decertification on Lubin v. Wackenhut Corp.

Trump Hotel Collection reaches settlement after data breaches

By Kerry Goff | Nov 29, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - In September, New York Attorney General Eric T.  Schneiderman announced a settlement with Trump Hotel Collection (THC) after data breaches allegedly exposed more than 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data.

Court makes decision on suit alleging false advertising by Gap and Banana Republic online stores

By Kerry Goff | Nov 22, 2016

Laurie Munning filed a class action lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for allegedly deceptively advertising discounts on Gap Factory and Banana Republic Factory store websites. The court agreed to some of the charges by Munning and rejected others with and without prejudice.

LG, Samsung under anti-poaching scrutiny in three separate lawsuits

By Kerry Goff | Nov 9, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — In the most recent of three class action lawsuits filed by different plaintiffs attorneys, a California man alleges LG Corp. and Samsung Group engaged in an agreement with each other to provide fixed compensation to their employees to avoid competition.

California adopts asbestos defense, but defendant loses case anyway

By Kerry Goff | Jul 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)  — The California Supreme Court in May formally adopted the "sophisticated intermediary doctrine," which provides an additional defense that manufacturers and suppliers can assert against asbestos and other product liability claims in California.

Texas SC says company didn't retaliate against employee for filing Workers' Comp claim

By Kerry Goff | Jan 13, 2016

The Texas Supreme Court recently overturned a jury's finding that HVAC company Kings Aire fired an employee because he filed a Workers' Compensation claim.

Calif. SC ruling could lead to more class actions over 'organic' labels

By Kerry Goff | Jan 7, 2016

The California Supreme Court recently decided that private citizens could bring state court actions against produce companies that allegedly falsely label their products “organic.”

Auto-renewal law being used in Calif. class actions; Legal reform advocate not surprised

By Kerry Goff | Jan 7, 2016

California has seen a rise in lawsuits based on a 2010 Auto-Renewal Law, which aims to protect consumers in the state from businesses that offer subscription-based goods or services.

Federal judge dismisses class action claim over Trader Joe's soymilk

By Kerry Goff | Dec 21, 2015

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Trader Joe's that alleged products were mislabeled or certain ingredients were not disclosed on the label.

Minnesota Supreme Court ruling allows state to regulate Internet loans to residents

By Kerry Goff | Nov 30, 2015

In October, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state Internet payday lenders will have to follow the state’s lender laws.

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