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Hewlett Packard settles securities class action

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by Steve Larson

HPHewlett Packard has agreed to pay $100 million to end a proposed securities class action over its $11 billion acquisition of British software company, Autonomy Corp.  The proposed settlement with the shareholders comes after the federal judge for the Northern District of California, Judge Breyer, gave preliminary approval in March to a separate deal that promises corporate governance reforms to settle HP shareholders’ derivative claims over the Autonomy acquisition. Read more…

Privacy class action against Yahoo certified

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by Steve Larson

YahooA California federal judge has certified a class including multitudes of email users nationwide in a privacy action that claims Yahoo Inc. violates federal law by scanning emails sent to Yahoo subscribers. The court also created a subclass for Californians raising state law claims. Read more…

NFL publicity rights class action settlement is approved

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 by Steve Larson

FootballThe Eighth Circuit affirmed Minnesota federal judge Donald Magnuson’s approval of a $42 million settlement between the NFL and nearly 25,000 former pro football players over the use of players’ likenesses in NFL-sponsored TV shows.  The Eighth Circuit found that the lower court did not abuse its discretion in approving the settlement. Read more…

Federal magistrate certifies class action by FedEx Freight drivers

Posted on: June 5th, 2015 by Steve Larson

FreightA California federal magistrate recommended certification of a putative class of FedEx Freight truck drivers who claimed the shipping giant violated California labor laws by failing to pay adequate wages, ruling the plaintiff has met all the requirements for establishing a class. Read more…

What judges need to know about class action settlements

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by Steve Larson

What Every Judge Should Know about a Rule 23 SettlementJudge Elaine Bucklo from the Northern District of Illinois and Chicago attorney Thomas R. Meites recently published an article in the ABA Litigation Journal about what they believe judges should be told about class action settlements. Here is a link to the article.

Financial institutions reject Target and MasterCard proposed settlement

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Steve Larson

targetEarlier on this blog, I noted that MasterCard and Target had entered into a proposed settlement relating to the 2013 breach of Target customers’ data that many financial institutions objected to.  The settlement provided for a $19 million payout, but at least 90% of the banks and credit unions had to sign up for the settlement by last week if it was to go forward.  Target announced that MasterCard informed Target that it didn’t get enough banks to sign onto the $19 million payout to settle the proposed class action in Minnesota federal court. 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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