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New poll finds a large majority of Americans back new regulations and class actions after Equifax data breach

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that after the Equifax Data Breach, 68% of Americans would join a class action against Equifax. Here is a link to the article.

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Petco settles assistant manager overtime class action

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Assistant Managers for Petco Animal Supplies Inc. have reached an $8 million settlement of a wage-and-hour class action alleging it failed to pay assistant store managers for overtime. Under the terms of the settlement, the 900 class members will receive nearly $9,000 each.

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Class action filed against Wells Fargo Merchant Services for excessive fees

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A class action has been filed against Wells Fargo alleging that its Merchant Services misleads customers and charged excessive fees for its credit- and debit-card-processing services. The complaint alleges that Wells Fargo Merchant Services inflates “pass through” costs, increases agreed-upon fees, and imposes new charges without telling new customers about these costs when they sign up. The complaint also alleges that an improper $500 termination fee is charged if a merchant wants to end the services.

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Anthem settles data breach case for $115 million

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by Keith Dubanevich

Anthem Inc. has agreed to a negotiated settlement valued at $115 million to end class action litigation over a massive data breach. The settlement funds will be used to provide credit protection and reimbursement for customers and pay attorneys’ fees.

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Former Rentrak investors settle class action in Oregon state court for $19 million

Posted on: June 13th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Former shareholders of Rentrak Corp. sued the company and its directors in Oregon state court over a now-completed merger with comScore Inc.  The investors had accused Rentrak’s board and two top executives of accepting a low-ball offer from the web traffic analysis firm comScore in order to preserve their own jobs, failing to disclose a better bid to shareholders and caving to pressure from a major shareholder to seal the deal. Rentrak was in the audience measurement business.

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Spotify to pay $43 million to settle song writer class action

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Spotify has agreed to pay $43 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the streaming service failed to pay proper royalties to thousands of songwriters. Under the terms of the agreement, which must be approved by a judge, the streaming service will set up a $43.4 million fund to pay song owners for past uses, as well as procedures to pay class members ongoing royalties that could “easily total tens of millions of dollars.”

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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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