Class Actions Blog

NFL Players File Federal Antitrust Class Action Against The NFL

Posted on: March 16th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the National Football League (the “NFL”) and NFL team owners in the United States District for the District of Minnesota.  The case is Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Brian Robison, Osi Umenyiora and Mike Vrabel v. National Football League, et al., Class Action Case No. 11-CV-00639-PJS-JJG). Read more…

Premera and Lifewise Settle Overtime Class Action

Posted on: March 14th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A federal judge from the Western District of Washington has preliminarily approved a $1.45 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging that Premera Blue Cross failed to pay overtime to a group of tech workers.  The class-action lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court in Seattle, alleged that the Mountlake Terrace-based health insurance company and its subsidiaries had misclassified about 133 tech support workers as exempt from overtime pay. Read more…

Amway Agrees to Class Action Settlement Relating to Gift Cards

Posted on: March 11th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A California court has approved a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Amway Corporation sold and marketed gift cards that contained a notation instructing consumers to “redeem before” a certain date, which plaintiffs contended violated numerous state laws prohibiting or restricting the expiration of gift cards. The settlement provides that consumers will soon be able to redeem or replace more than $20 million worth of expired gift cards. Read more…

Class Action Alleges Amazon Fraudulently Collects, Shares Users’ Personal Information

Posted on: March 9th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class-action lawsuit filed March 2, 2011, alleges Amazon.com fraudulently circumvents users’ Web-browser privacy settings to collect personal information without permission and share it with other companies. The suit says Amazon tricks Microsoft’s Internet Explorer into thinking the e-retail site is “more privacy-protective than it actually is,” and uses a clever work-around to collect users’ personal information even if they have set their browser to block it. The plaintiffs allege Amazon knowingly and fraudulently set up its website to spoof IE, and purposefully misleads customers in its privacy policy published online. Read more…

CIGNA Sued For Gender Discrimination in Class Action

Posted on: March 7th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A veteran Cigna Corp. manager sued the U.S. health insurer on March 3, 2011, saying it unfairly blocks female employees from promotions and higher-paying jobs.  The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, seeks $100 million in damages and asks for class-action status. Read more…

Wells Fargo In More Trouble About Overdraft Fees In Garnishments

Posted on: March 4th, 2011 by Steve Larson

This blog has pointed out big hits Wells Fargo Bank has recently taken for charging excessive overdraft fees by reordering from high to low debit transactions.  Now, Wells Fargo is facing a new charge relating to its overdraft fees.  According to a class action lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade County Court, Wells Fargo charges bogus overdraft fees to customers whose accounts have gone into garnishment to increase its own profits.  The complaint alleges that “Wells Fargo takes advantage of the financial turmoil created by garnishment and targets the weakest customers at a time when they are most vulnerable by mixing legitimate Overdraft Fees with bogus Overdraft Fees in order to generate additional profit for itself.” 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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