Class Actions Blog

Judge refuses to dismiss data breach class action against Sony

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Steve Larson

Data SecurityA U.S. judge rejected Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc’s bid to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by nine former employees who claimed their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hacking tied to the studio’s release of a comedy set in North Korea, “The Interview.” Read more…

Second Circuit reverses dismissal of contract attorney overtime claim against Skadden

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by Steve Larson

wagesThe Second Circuit has reversed the dismissal of temporary attorneys’ putative overtime class action against Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, saying document review work doesn’t necessarily amount to practicing law.  The appellate panel agreed with the lower court’s conclusion to look to North Carolina law in determining whether plaintiff David Lola was practicing law under the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act, but said in remanding the case that the trial court erred in concluding that “engaging in document review per se constitutes practicing law.” Read more…

Wells Fargo overdraft class action certified

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by Steve Larson

FeeLast month the plaintiffs of five Wells Fargo overdraft fee class action lawsuits won class certification for their cases. These five cases are part of the larger, nationwide Wells Fargo overdraft fee multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Wells Fargo Bank NA, all alleging that the bank employs deceptive business practices with its bank overdraft fee policy. Read more…

FedEx agrees to settle California misclassification class action for $228 million

Posted on: July 16th, 2015 by Steve Larson

FreightFedEx Ground Package Systems will pay $228 million to resolve a class action brought by FedEx Ground and Home Delivery drivers in California who say the company misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees, shorting their wages and benefits.  The tentative settlement, which requires the approval of a California federal judge, will resolve claims brought against FedEx Ground Package System Inc. by 2,300 California truck drivers who worked for the company from 2000 to 2007 and claimed that they should have been considered employees. Read more…

Uber is barred from sending background check cases to arbitration

Posted on: July 14th, 2015 by Steve Larson

CarA California federal judge refused to allow Uber Technologies Inc. to send to arbitration two putative class actions in which drivers allege the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by running background checks without authorization.  Denying Uber’s motions to compel arbitration in the cases, which were filed by drivers in the San Francisco Bay area and in Boston, U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen ruled that arbitration provisions in 2013 and 2014 employment contracts were unenforceable, partly because they were difficult to locate. Read more…

US District Judge Samuel Conti grants preliminary approval of indirect purchaser settlement

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 by Keith Dubanevich

MonitorToday US District Judge Samuel Conti granted preliminary approval to indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ proposed settlement with defendants Philips, Panasonic, Hitachi, Toshiba, Samsung SDI, Thomson, and additional defendants, in the cathode ray price fixing case. Under the agreement, these defendants will pay a total of $576.8 million. Read more…

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  • Steve Larson has been representing investors, consumers and employees in class actions in Oregon for over 20 years. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Stoll Berne in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Keith Dubanevich has extensive experience handling antitrust, consumer and securities cases. Until joining the Portland, Oregon law firm Stoll Berne as a shareholder, he was the Associate Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Oregon Department of Justice.
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