Class Actions Blog

Homeowners File Class Action Lawsuit Against JPMorgan Chase

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Chase Home Finance LLC and JPMorgan Chase, N.A. in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, alleging that defendants reneged on a promise to modify troubled mortgages.  The class action is brought on behalf of the following class of persons: Read more…

Nationwide Sex Descrimination Hiring Class Action Filed Against John Deere Landscapes, Inc.

Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 by Steve Larson

On March 16, 2011, a Northern California woman filed a nationwide class action in the United States District Court in San Francisco charging that John Deere’s landscaping division discriminates against women who seek entry level customer service, sales and shipping and receiving positions. The case is entitled Artis v. Deere & Co. (Civ 10-05289 WHA). The suit charges Deere, a leading farm, agricultural equipment and landscaping company with over 50,000 employees, with systematically denying such jobs to women and discouraging them from even applying. It seeks an order requiring Deere to adopt nondiscriminatory policies, and for lost pay and punitive damages. Read more…

Class Action Filed Against L.A. Fitness Over Improper Charges

Posted on: March 21st, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action complaint has been filed against L.A. Fitness International, LLC (“L.A. Fitness”) in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging that L.A. Fitness represents that it offers monthly membership contracts to its fitness and health clubs that can be cancelled at any time by following the cancellation provisions in the L.A. Fitness monthly dues membership contract, but allegedly charges members for dues after they attempt to cancel their memberships in accordance with the policies of L.A. Fitness. Read more…

Class Action Filed Against Pennsylvania Governor For Ending Health Care Program

Posted on: March 18th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A Pittsburgh law firm has filed a lawsuit to force the state to continue to provide health-care coverage for 42,000 low-income adults whose insurance program ended last month.  The suit, filed Monday in Commonwealth Court and seeking class-action status, charges that Gov. Corbett does not have the authority to end the decade-old program, known as adultBasic, because its funding from the state is stipulated under law. Read more…

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…

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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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