American Bar Association President Paulette Brown responded to Donald Trump’s statements about the federal judge in California overseeing the class action against Trump University by saying that levying personal criticism at a judge “crosses the line of propriety.”
Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which resolves a major challenge to its business model by allowing the ride-hailing service to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as independent contractors.
News Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to resolve claims that it monopolized the market for in-store promotions at more than 50,000 retail stores across the United States. The settlement abruptly ended a trial that had begun earlier in the day.
Today US District Judge Samuel Conti granted preliminary approval to indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ proposed settlement with defendants Philips, Panasonic, Hitachi, Toshiba, Samsung SDI, Thomson, and additional defendants, in the cathode ray price fixing case. Under the agreement, these defendants will pay a total of $576.8 million.
US and British authorities have agreed to settle with Deutsche Bank for $2.5 billion and a guilty plea, with the bank admitting to wrong doing that led to the manipulation of the London interbank interest rate (Libor), used as the primary benchmark for short-term interest rates worldwide.
Yesterday, following three years of intense research, empirical studies, and analysis, following dozens of submissions by a wide range of stakeholders including thousands of pages, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau issued its Final Report, mandated by Congress in the Dodd-Frank Act, as to the effects of mandatory arbitration/class action waivers. From the CFPB press release:
In the Dart case, the US Supreme Court has ruled that a defendant’s notice of removal need include only a plausible allegation that the amount in controversy exceeds the jurisdictional threshold; the notice need not contain evidentiary submissions.
The New York Jets became the fourth NFL team to be hit with a lawsuit by its cheerleaders this year when a former member of the club’s “Flight Crew” kicked off a putative class action Tuesday in New Jersey alleging her pay amounted to much less than minimum wage.
In a case that alleged that major Silicon Valley employers colluded not to poach employees from each other, Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have agreed to pay to settle a major lawsuit according to a letter filed Thursday with the federal judge handling the case.
The New York Times reported that General Mills, one of the country’s largest food companies, on Saturday night announced in a stunning about-face that it was withdrawing its controversial plans to make consumers give up their right to sue it.