Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California resident has filed a class action lawsuit against Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee, alleging the company uses false and deceptive packaging regarding the origination of its coffee product.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The New Orleans Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society held an event at Galatoire's in New Orleans to discuss class action litigation on March 8.
Class action lawyers can benefit from new push for automatic renewal laws; Two states and D.C. follow California's lead
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawyers can take advantage of a recent trend in state legislation to adopt measures similar to a California law that prevents the automatic renewal of certain memberships and subscriptions, like to gyms and magazines.
Class action lawsuit: Saints fans who bought tickets to NFC title game deserved better than that finish
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - The penalty call not heard ’round the world – one that many believe would have sent the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl instead of the L.A. Rams – is being resurrected in a lawsuit filed against the National Football League (NFL) on behalf of everyone who bought a ticket to the infamous NFC championship game in January.
Hershey says class action lawyers recruited plaintiffs through a website; Fight over subpoena ensues
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Chocolate maker Hershey's, who was sued by some customers regarding alleged artificial flavoring in its Brookside dark chocolate products and has moved to dismiss the case, is now facing challenges of its subpoena against the plaintiff's lawyer.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)— A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit against L'Oreál USA, Inc., alleging its skin care cosmetic products are being marketed as "skin-altering drugs" without Food and Drug Administration approval.
LOS ANGELES — Delaware-based Yoga Club LLC faces a class action lawsuit over allegations of violating California state law with its automatic renewal program.
'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois woman has instituted a class action lawsuit against Fitbit, Inc., alleging its devices were manufactured with screens that are prone to crack over time.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Several well-known companies are facing lawsuits over allegations that they misrepresented that their products contain white chocolate, with one company claiming these cases follow in the tradition of lawyers who sued over the lack of fruit in Froot Loops.
DALLAS — A Texas woman has filed a class action suit against the makers of Nature Nate's Raw Honey, alleging the company knowingly deceived consumers by falsely marketing their product as "raw."
CHICAGO — Molson Coors Brewing Company, along with its chief executive officer and chief financial officer, face a federal securities class action lawsuit over alleged false and misleading statements in reporting income.
Class action alleges Cento Fine Foods misled consumers on premium tomato; Company calls suit frivolous
NEW YORK — A class action lawsuit alleges Cento Fine Foods Inc. deceived consumers by saying a certain type of its canned tomatoes were "certified" to be a rare and premium tomato only grown in volcanic, southern Italian soil.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – Children currently under the care of Indiana's foster system allege that three counties in the state have violated their constitutional due process and equal protection rights because they were not appointed counsel.
Lawyer: Rockefeller U tried to cover its financial tracks when it contacted victims of child sex abuse
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – How many alleged victims could join a class action against Rockefeller University Hospital for allegedly covering up decades of a doctor's child sexual abuse may be indicated by the number of letters the university sent to former patients.
PADUCAH, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Three former delivery drivers for a pizza chain filed a putative class action earlier this month claiming they were so poorly paid for using their vehicles for deliveries that they ended up making less than minimum wage.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Two DoorDash drivers have filed a class action suit over allegations the on-demand food delivery service did not pay them 100 percent of tips as advertised.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.
California court sides with Dark Horse drivers in wage lawsuit, reverses denial of class certification
FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the state of California, 5th Appellate District said it reversed a lower court’s order that denied a wage lawsuit class certification because the lower court used improper legal criteria.