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Facebook user files class action against Facebook

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by Steve Larson

Facebook has been sued in a California federal court by a Facebook user. The plaintiff seeks to get the case certified as a class action.

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Class action filed on behalf of babies born with opioid addiction

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Steve Larson

On February 26, 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed in Louisiana against several pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors on behalf of babies born in Louisiana with opioid addictions.

The suit seeks money to cover long-term treatment for the plaintiff and other infants who are born suffering opioid withdrawals. Read more…

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Cyber-currency exchange site named in class action

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 by Steve Larson

On January 10, 2018, a complaint was filed on behalf of a putative class of subscribers to a defunct digital currency exchange called Vircurex in federal court in Colorado. Vircurex subscriber, Timothy Shaw, alleges that the Beijing-based company unlawfully froze subscribers’ accounts when it disabled the ability to withdraw Bitcoin, Litecoin, Terracoin and Feathercoin in 2014.

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Class action filed against Intel alleging processor defects affecting security

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by Steve Larson

A class action has been filed in California, January 3, 2018, less than 24 hours after Intel Corp. announced that patches to fix an alleged security defect in its chips could result in potential performance-slowing in its chips. The complaint alleges that Intel isn’t making customers whole with the patch because they’re getting a slower system than they bargained for.

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Class action filed against Apple for slowing down older iPhones

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed in California federal court against Apple after the company admitted it slows down old iPhones with older batteries. The suit was filed shortly after Apple justified its practice of slowing down older phones, saying it does so “to protect its electronic components” as their batteries age and become less potent.

The lawsuit is claiming damages because of “economic damages and other harm” suffered. The complaint seeks to cover anyone in the United States with an iPhone older than Apple’s new iPhone 8 model.

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Advertising age discrimination class action filed against T-Mobile, Amazon, and many others

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A proposed class action complaint filed in California federal court on December 20, 2017, alleges that T-Mobile, Amazon, and hundreds of other companies are discriminating against older workers by limiting the audience for their Facebook advertisements to only reach younger users. The Communications Workers of America alleged on behalf of a proposed class of older workers that companies, at Facebook Inc.’s prompting, are limiting the audience that sees their want ads to audiences under the age of 40, or setting other upper-end age limitations that would stop older workers from ever even seeing the recruitment advertisements, according to the suit.

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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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