Class Actions Blog

Another settlement in auto parts antitrust class action – this one with Bosch

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Consumers recently filed a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement with Bosch. Bosch has agreed to pay $33.4 million to settle antitrust lawsuits involving four different types of auto parts. The parts involved in the Bosch settlement are windshield wiper systems, starters, fuel injection systems and spark plugs.

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Media just becoming aware that Georgia Representative is seeking to gut the Fair Credit Reporting Act to protect Equifax

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Many articles are now appearing pointing out that Georgia Representative Loudermilk proposed a bill to gut the regulations applicable to Equifax (which is headquartered in Georgia) just before the data breach became public. Here are links to the articles:

Vanity Fair

New Republic

NBC News

Wall Street Journal (paid subscription required)

Law.com

L.A. Times says Equifax forced arbitration clause is not the outrage, it is all the others

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by Steve Larson

David Lazarus, a business reporter for the L.A. Times, wrote an article stating that consumers are just now becoming aware of the forced arbitration issue because of the Equifax attempt to force consumers whose data had been stolen to waive their right to bring cases in court by inserting a forced arbitration clause in the small print of a credit monitoring product that was offered as a remedy for the breach. Mr. Lazarus said the real outrage is that the use of forced arbitration clauses are so pervasive.

Here is the link to the article.

Stephen Colbert explains the Equifax bungle

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by Steve Larson

Stephen Colbert explains the Equifax bungle on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Corporate interests seeking to secretly gut the key law that protects a citizen’s privacy

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 by Steve Larson

Congress is considering legislation that would ban class actions under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Fair Credit Reporting Act is the key law that is used to protect citizen’s credit reports and credit scores.  Eliminating class actions would eviscerate these key protections.

Here is a link to a very good article on why this legislation should be rejected.

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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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