Class Actions Blog

Class action filed against Apple for slowing down older iPhones

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed in California federal court against Apple after the company admitted it slows down old iPhones with older batteries. The suit was filed shortly after Apple justified its practice of slowing down older phones, saying it does so “to protect its electronic components” as their batteries age and become less potent.

The lawsuit is claiming damages because of “economic damages and other harm” suffered. The complaint seeks to cover anyone in the United States with an iPhone older than Apple’s new iPhone 8 model.

Advertising age discrimination class action filed against T-Mobile, Amazon, and many others

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A proposed class action complaint filed in California federal court on December 20, 2017, alleges that T-Mobile, Amazon, and hundreds of other companies are discriminating against older workers by limiting the audience for their Facebook advertisements to only reach younger users. The Communications Workers of America alleged on behalf of a proposed class of older workers that companies, at Facebook Inc.’s prompting, are limiting the audience that sees their want ads to audiences under the age of 40, or setting other upper-end age limitations that would stop older workers from ever even seeing the recruitment advertisements, according to the suit.

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Marvell Technology settles securities class action for $72.5 million

Posted on: December 21st, 2017 by Steve Larson

A motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement was filed in California federal court on December 19, 2017 by investors in Marvell Technology. Under the deal, Marvell will pay pay $72.5 million to end an investor class action alleging the company’s stock dropped 16 percent after inflated revenue projections proved false. The settlement comes after U.S. District Judge William Alsup certified the case as a class action.

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Six women file class action against Harvey Weinstein and his studio

Posted on: December 19th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Harvey Weinstein and the studio he co-founded have been named in a class action lawsuit filed by six women. The class action seeks to represent hundreds of women allegedly sexually assaulted or harassed by the movie mogul during his decades in Hollywood.

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Sewage treatment plants file class action against Costco, Target, and Wal-Mart over flushable wipes

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Costco, Target and Wal-Mart have been named in a class action brought by sewage treatment facilities. The retailers manufacture and sell wipes that allegedly are misrepresented as safe to flush, but damage sewage systems, the complaint alleges. The wipes are labeled as “safe to flush, safe for plumbing, safe for sewer systems and/or biodegradable” but don’t disintegrate after they are flushed, the suit alleged. The wipes are therefore not flushable “under any definition of the term,” according to the complaint. But because the wipes are marketed as safe to flush, consumers continue to discard them into toilets and subsequently damage sewage systems, the suit claimed.

21st Century Fox settles derivative suit for $90 million

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by Steve Larson

21st Century Fox recently announced that it was agreeing to pay $90 million to resolve a derivative suit against the corporation’s management arising out of sexual harassment allegations. At a time when the number of high-profile and powerful individuals accused of sexual harassment increases almost every day, the Fox settlement is most notable for creating a majority-independent body of experts that is empowered to tackle sexual harassment issues in a novel way.

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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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