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Boeing settles employee 401(k) class action

Posted on: December 16th, 2015 by Steve Larson

Boeing settled a class action alleging that it had charged employees excessive fees for their retirement accounts.  Boeing has agreed to pay $57 million.  If approved by the  Illinois federal judge, the settlement will create a fund through which Boeing will reimburse the class of 401(k) plan participants and pay their legal costs.  As part of the settlement, Boeing will hire an outside consultant to review whether and how the company’s retirement plan should offer an option for participants to focus their investments in the technology sector. Read more…

Stoll Berne announces class action antitrust settlement with Cablevision

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Keith Dubanevich

MonitorStoll Berne lawyers Mark Friel and Keith Dubanevich worked with Barry S. Taus, Brett Cebulash and Kevin S. Landau of Taus Cebulash & Landau LLP and other firms to prosecute the long running litigation. The case is Marchese v. Cablevision Systems Corp. et al., case number 2:10-cv-02190, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Economic Policy Institute Releases Important Paper on Problems With Mandatory Arbitration

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Steve Larson

fine printIn The Arbitration Epidemic: Mandatory Arbitration Deprives Workers And Consumers Of Their Rights, Katherine V.W. Stone and Alexander J.S. Colvin outline the problems posed by mandatory arbitration and explain how, in a series of rulings, the Supreme Court has freed up large corporations to sidestep the legal system through arbitration clauses. Stone and Colvin discuss a number of possibilities to address the spread of mandatory arbitration, including action by Congress and the executive branch.

Target settles banks’ data breach class action

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by Steve Larson

Data SecurityBanks suing Target Corp. over its massive 2013 data breach have agreed to a $39 million settlement to resolve the class action.  This was the first data breach class action settlement ever reached where financial institutions were the plaintiffs.

Under the terms of the settlement, which U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson preliminarily approved, Target will pay up to $20.25 million directly to settlement class members and make an additional $19.1 million payment to fund MasterCard’s Account Data Compromise program relating to the breach. Read more…

Uber drivers class action gets June 2016 trial date

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Steve Larson

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The Uber class action in which drivers allege ride-sharing company misclassified them as independent contractors will go to trial in June 2016.  U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen, who certified the 2013 suit as a class action in September, set a trial date of June 20, 2016, and reserved five weeks for the trial.  However, he noted that a number of “fundamental questions” remain, including those that took up the bulk of a hearing over whether some of Uber’s agreements — and the arbitration clauses they contain — are enforceable.

The case is O’Connor et al. v. Uber Technologies Inc. et al., case number 3:13-cv-03826, in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California

VW sued in new class action about other light duty vehicles

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by Steve Larson

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A new class action against Volkswagen was filed in New York on behalf of customers who purchased certain light duty vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said featured software to evade federal nitrogen oxide pollution testing.  The automaker previously admitted to packaging defeat devices in about 11 million 2.0-liter diesel engines, but denied that software to evade testing had been installed in 3.0-liter diesel engines as alleged by the EPA in its second notice of a violation of the Clean Air Act. The class action pertains to the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, and the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L and Q5. 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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