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Home Depot settles data breach class action suit for $19.5 million

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by Steve Larson

Data SecurityHome Depot agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle claims of consumers impacted by a 2014 data breach.  The data breach was alleged to have involved more than 50 million cardholders.

Under the proposed settlement terms, the home improvement retailer will set up a $13 million fund to reimburse shoppers for out-of-pocket losses, and spend at least $6.5 million to fund 1-1/2 years of cardholder identity protection services.  Home Depot also agreed to improve data security over a two-year period, and hire a chief information security officer to oversee its progress. If the settlement is approved, Home Depot will pay the attorney fees and costs for the class.  Read more…

Uber Black drivers file class action in Pennsylvania

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by Steve Larson

CarUber Black drivers filed a class action lawsuit against Uber following a protest in Southwest Philadelphia. The lawsuit, filed by Ali Razak of the Philadelphia Limo Association, an organization of over 500 Uber Black drivers, accuses Uber of failing to pay them compensation according to the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The lawsuit argues Uber has misclassified the Uber Black drivers as independent contractors rather than actual employees in order to avoid paying them wages, unemployment taxes, social security, workers’ compensation premiums, disability taxes and other mandatory benefits. Read more…

Elizabeth Cabraser asks where are all the women in the courtroom

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Steve Larson

justiceElizabeth Cabraser has written an insightful article asking why women so rarely appear in court serving as plaintiff’s class action counsel.

Class action filed against Bullseye Glass

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by Steve Larson

toxicA class action lawsuit has been filed by a group of Portland, Oregon residents arising out of an air pollution scare. The lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Bullseye Glass and contends that the company did not protect nearby residents from pollution. Read more…

News Corp. agrees to pay $280 million to settle antitrust suit on first day of trial

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by Steve Larson

monopolyNews Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to resolve claims that it monopolized the market for in-store promotions at more than 50,000 retail stores across the United States.  The settlement abruptly ended a trial that had begun earlier in the day.

The plaintiffs, included consumer packaged goods companies, including Dial and Kraft Heinz.  The plaintiffs had been seeking $674.6 million, a sum that could have been tripled to more than $2 billion under federal antitrust laws. Read more…

Washington Post reports that choice of law provisions in the small print in contracts guts key laws

Posted on: March 1st, 2016 by Steve Larson

fine printThe Washington Post wrote a very interesting article about how corporations are using small print in contracts to insert choice of law clauses that allow them to evade laws designed to protect employees and consumers.

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