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Watch: Advertising Class Actions For The Generalist In-House Counsel (Video)
Class action suits by consumers continue to be on the rise, especially in the false advertising area. Some recent rulings, especially in districts that have not been traditional class-action hotbeds,
United States
28 May 2019
WARN Act Damages Not Subject To Massachusetts Wage Act
Corporate insolvencies and near insolvencies regularly generate significant claims and litigation initiated by creditors seeking payment ...
United States
14 Jan 2019
Martha Coakley Speaks With Tim Cheatham Of Wal-Mart On Exploring Collaboration With State Attorneys General
This week was the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Retail Law Conference in Austin, Texas.
United States
17 Oct 2018
Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers
On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision addressing whether employers can include class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements...
United States
24 May 2018
Class Action Plaintiffs Target Snack Foods In Latest Round Of "Slack-Fill" Suits
Have you ever purchased a bag of snacks only to open it up and feel cheated by the air-to-snack ratio?
United States
18 Apr 2018
Supreme Court Cy Pres Update
Possibly foreshadowing the Supreme Court's decision on a petition for certiorari we recently chronicled here...
United States
13 Apr 2018
Product Liability Update: October 2016
In Demmler v. ACH Food Companies, Civil No. 15-13556-LTS (D. Mass June 9, 2016), plaintiff sued a food product manufacturer individually and on behalf of a putative class of Massachusetts purchasers.
United States
10 Oct 2016
Product Liability Update: January 2016
Foley Hoag's Product Liability Update is a quarterly update concerning developments in product liability and related law of interest to product manufacturers and sellers.
United States
7 Feb 2016
How Can Retailers Avoid Consumer Class Actions And Government Investigations Over State Sales Tax?
Consumer class actions regarding the over-collection of state sales tax continue to be a thorn in the side of retailers.
United States
30 Oct 2015
Seventh Circuit Allows Data Breach Class Action To Proceed Against Neiman Marcus, Despite Lack Of Current Harm To Credit Card Holders
Data breaches are often followed by class action suits in which the affected individuals seek damages.
United States
28 Jul 2015
Supreme Court Revises Rules For Private Securities Class Actions
The U.S. Supreme Court revised the ground rules for private securities class actions under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
United States
4 Jul 2014
Settlement In False Advertising Class Action Leaves First Amendment Questions Unanswered
The plaintiffs in "Bezdek v. Vibram", a class action in the District of Massachusetts, filed for court approval of a class wide settlement.
United States
15 May 2014
Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Approach To Donning-And-Doffing Cases Under
On January 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in "Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp." that the Fair Labor Standards Act did not require an employer to pay workers for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.
United States
3 Mar 2014
The Third Circuit Reinstates Nuisance Claims Against Cheswick Generating: Bad Idea
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals recently revived class action nuisance claims brought by residential property owners living within one mile of GenOn's Cheswick Generating Station.
United States
28 Aug 2013
Equal Protection Claims Concerning Disparate Enforcement Of Environmental Laws Remain An Uphill Battle
In Village of Willowbrook v. Olech, the Supreme Court gave hope to developers and property owners that the equal protection clause could be used to prevent local zoning and environmental officials from engaging in disparate treatment against disfavored residents.
United States
22 Apr 2013
Federal Judge Reconsiders Securities Claims Against GE And Identifies Three Categories Of Statements That Are Not Actionable Under Federal Securities Laws
In a consolidated class action in the Manhattan federal court, General Electric and more than 40 other defendants are accused of violating the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934.
United States
11 Jun 2012
FTC Counters Constitutional Challenge To Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in filing a memorandum in support of the constitutionality of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
United States
17 May 2012
Some Restrictions Apply: Ninth Circuit Restricts Scope Of Nationwide False Advertising Claims
In a ruling that may restrict the future viability of false advertising class actions, the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a lower court decision certifying nationwide class status to individuals who purchased or leased an Acura vehicle.
United States
3 Feb 2012
NLRB Finds Arbitration Provision Banning Class And Collective Actions To Be Unlawful
On January 3, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held in D.R. Horton that a mandatory arbitration agreement between an employer and its employees violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), because it required employees to waive their rights to participate in class or collective actions.
United States
16 Jan 2012
Employment Bulletin - June 22, 2011 - U.S. Supreme Court Ends Massive Class Action Against Wal-Mart
On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down its heavily anticipated decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, regarding whether or not the plaintiffs could pursue sex discrimination claims on behalf of more than one and half million current and former female employees of Wal-Mart.
United States
24 Jun 2011
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