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Petco settles assistant manager overtime class action

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Assistant Managers for Petco Animal Supplies Inc. have reached an $8 million settlement of a wage-and-hour class action alleging it failed to pay assistant store managers for overtime. Under the terms of the settlement, the 900 class members will receive nearly $9,000 each.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals reverses order requiring arbitration

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by Keith Dubanevich

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a District Court decision that forced Verizon customers into an arbitration against a different company, Turn, Inc. The Court found that the claims did not arise out of the Verizon contract which contained an arbitration clause.

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Shareholder sues Zillow for securities fraud

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A shareholder in Zillow Group Inc. has filed a class action against the company alleging that the company should have told investors about its practices, which recently led to an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). When Zillow announced that it received a Notice from the CFPB on August 8, 2017, alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, shares of the company fell $7.43, down more than 15 percent, over the next two trading days.

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Ninth Circuit says Plaintiff in Spokeo case alleged concrete injury

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by Steve Larson

The Ninth Circuit found that the Plaintiff that filed a complaint against Spokeo alleging that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by reporting inaccurate information about him had alleged a sufficiently concrete injury to meet the Article III standing requirement established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the same case earlier this year. The unanimous three judge panel reversed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff Thomas Robins’ putative class action accusing Spokeo of inaccurately reporting that he was wealthy and had a graduate degree when in fact he was struggling to find work.

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Class action complaint alleges that Disney apps spy on children

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by Steve Larson

According to a complaint filed in California, the Walt Disney Co. secretly collects personal information on some of its youngest customers and shares that data illegally with advertisers without parental consent. The class-action suit targets Disney and three other software companies – Upsight, Unity and Kochava – alleging that the mobile apps they built together violate the law by gathering insights about app users across the Internet, including those under the age of 13, in ways that facilitate “commercial exploitation.”

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Class action filed against Wells Fargo Merchant Services for excessive fees

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A class action has been filed against Wells Fargo alleging that its Merchant Services misleads customers and charged excessive fees for its credit- and debit-card-processing services. The complaint alleges that Wells Fargo Merchant Services inflates “pass through” costs, increases agreed-upon fees, and imposes new charges without telling new customers about these costs when they sign up. The complaint also alleges that an improper $500 termination fee is charged if a merchant wants to end the services.

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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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