Soon after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, the Ninth Circuit went the other way, instead siding with the NLRB’s approach and ruling that individual arbitration waiver agreements are unenforceable under federal law. Other cases raising the same issue currently are pending before the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.
Legalist's business model may cause persons who might not otherwise be able to afford to litigate to enter or stay in the litigation system. Morris Ratner, a professor of law and associate dean at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
The plaintiff in a proposed class action brought against oil giant Chevron Corp. over a gas explosion off the coast of Nigeria has yet to reveal the identity of his third-party funder. Last month, Judge Susan Illston ordered the plaintiff, a Nigerian fisherman, to meet and confer in person regarding the agreement and related documents.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Katz Boutique and owner Bao Quoc Nguyen will pay $1.175 million after allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and a Texas nuisance law, state Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced a settlement with Goodman Company LP in which the company will pay $5.55 million to settle allegations of breaking Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) rules.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Jared Irby, Richard Hughes, Coastal Acquisitions LLC, and PSC Administrative LLC have been banned from the debt collection business after allegations of falsely promising to resolve consumers’ payday loans through their hardship program.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a final order settling charges that Mylan Inc.’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Swedish drug maker Meda would be anticompetitive. The approval comes after a public comment period.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced CDM Smith Inc. (CDM) will pay $5.5 million after allegations it failed in its obligations to properly oversee construction of Plum Island’s water and sewer systems.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 22, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Omega Natural Science alleging violations of California's Automatic Renewal (ARL) Law.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in its ruling last month, effectively quashed the lawsuit filed by a group of former Benecard Services Inc. employees. The plaintiffs, alleging breach of trust and identity fraud, sued their former employer for damages allegedly caused by a data security breach.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a magazine subscription program provider after the provider allegedly renewed subscriptions automatically without permission.