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Another auto parts settlement in antitrust MDL

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by Steve Larson

Japanese auto parts maker Tokai Rika has agreed to settle claims against it for $34.2 million. The four proposed settlement classes include those who say they were overcharged for heating control panels, occupant safety restraint systems, switches and steering angle sensors. According to the motion for preliminary approval, the classes includes millions of buyers.

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Facebook user files class action against Facebook

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by Steve Larson

Facebook has been sued in a California federal court by a Facebook user. The plaintiff seeks to get the case certified as a class action.

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Securities class action filed against Facebook relating to data provided to Cambridge Analytica

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by Steve Larson

Shareholders of Facebook stock sued the social media giant alleging that Facebook made misleading claims about its use of user data, which blew up this month when its alleged relationship to a Trump-linked data firm was made public. Shares of Facebook’s stocks toppled more than $20 over two days earlier this week after the New York Times and the Observer of London reported that Facebook did not tell users that their private data was being harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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Syngenta agrees to pay $1.8 billion to end GMO class actions

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by Steve Larson

Lawyers for the parties announced that they have agreed to a $1.51 billion settlement in the nationwide class action against Syngenta over its genetically modified corn seed. Attorneys for classes of farmers in all but four of the sprawling multidistrict litigation’s cases asked a Kansas federal judge for preliminary approval. The deal reportedly covers all corn growers, grain facilities and ethanol plants across the country that purchased insect-resistant GMO corn seeds from Syngenta during the class period. Read more…


Yahoo agrees to $80 million settlement of securities class action arising out of data breach

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 by Steve Larson

The parties to a class action against Yahoo arising out of a data breach involving the personal information of 1.5 billion users announced a settlement of the claims of investors that the risks were not disclosed. The investors alleged that the company intentionally misled them about its cybersecurity practices in the wake of massive hacks. Read more…


Class action filed on behalf of babies born with opioid addiction

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Steve Larson

On February 26, 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed in Louisiana against several pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors on behalf of babies born in Louisiana with opioid addictions.

The suit seeks money to cover long-term treatment for the plaintiff and other infants who are born suffering opioid withdrawals. 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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