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Stoll Berne and Nick Kahl LLC, filed a class action complaint in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Airbnb, Inc., alleging that Airbnb’s booking policies discriminate against African-Americans. The complaint was filed on behalf of named plaintiff, Patricia Harrington. Ms. Harrington’s complaint alleges that Airbnb offers different services to African-Americans than it does to Caucasians. The lawsuit, Patricia Harrington, et al. v. Airbnb, Inc., seeks to compel Airbnb to offer its public accommodations free of discrimination and to enforce Oregon’s public accommodations laws.
President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to settle lawsuits in California and New York that allege Trump University swindled students out of millions of dollars.
An Ohio woman on Tuesday filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Ohio state court, claiming sharp price hikes for the company’s EpiPen device violated the state’s consumer protection law. According to the lawsuit, Mylan has raised the U.S. price of EpiPen, which is used to treat life-threatening allergies, from less than $100 when it acquired the product in 2007 to more than $600, drawing criticism from parents, consumer groups and U.S. politicians. Read more…
According to the Washington Post, Roger Ailes is using a forced arbitration clause in Gretchen Carlson’s employment agreement to avoid having the facts about his alleged sexual harassment aired in public. Here is the link.
Volkswagen will reportedly pay $10.2 billion to settle claims by nearly 500,000 owners stemming from its U.S. diesel emissions cheating scandal and to fund efforts to offset pollution. Owners will receive an average of $5,000 in compensation along with the estimated value of the vehicles as of September 2015, before the scandal erupted. Owners would also receive the compensation if they choose to have the vehicles repaired, assuming U.S. regulators approve a fix at a later date. Read more…