Class Actions Blog

Target must disclose any previous data breaches in pending class action

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Steve Larson

targetFederal District Court Magistrate Jeffrey J. Keyes in the multidistrict litigation pending in Minneapolis ruled that Target has to tell financial institutions suing over the retailer’s massive 2013 data breach whether it suffered similar attacks in the past and if so, how it responded to them. Read more…

Wells Fargo overdraft class action certified

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by Steve Larson

FeeOn June 8, the plaintiffs of five Wells Fargo overdraft fee class action lawsuits won class certification for their cases. These five cases are part of the larger, nationwide Wells Fargo overdraft fee multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Wells Fargo Bank NA, all alleging that the bank employs deceptive business practices with its bank overdraft fee policy. Read more…

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…

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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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