HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – City officials at Highland Park, Michigan, were shocked when they received a bill from the Great Lakes Water Authority, which was formed to take over the Detroit Water and Sewer Department.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.