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Trio of Soda Cases Test the Limits of Attorney-Driven Class Action Lawsuits

Guest Commentary

By Jeffrey B. Margulies, Partner-in-Charge of the Los Angeles, CA office of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

The approach of many plaintiff consumer class-action lawyers is not difficult to discern: Concoct a factual theory to support a claim under California’s consumer-friendly laws that survives a motion to dismiss and a motion for class certification. 1,507 more words

Civil Justice & Litigation

Don't Miss the 5th Annual ABA Western Regional CLE on Class Actions and Mass Torts, Friday, June 22, 2018 in San Francisco

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be chairing the 5th Annual ABA Western Regional CLE on Class Actions and Mass Torts, scheduled for next Friday, June 22, 2018 at the offices of Clyde & Co. 79 more words

Class Action News

Who has received a call from TOMA Thomson Services?

One of the latest cold callers detected is TOMA Thomson Services.

This company cold calls consumers to inform them that there has been a successful claim against their Holiday club, which the Consumer did not know anything about, and they have been awarded money. 228 more words

Warnings

Over 112 Million Healthcare Records Hacked in 2015 Data Breaches

Source: Data Breaches In Healthcare Totaled Over 112 Million Records In 2015

According to Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under Health and Human Services, in 2015 there were 253 healthcare breaches that affected 500 individuals or more with a combined loss of over 112 million records. 46 more words

Consumer Protection

Papa John’s Faces Class Action for Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations

A suit seeking class and collective action status to cover current and former employees of Papa John’s has been filed in federal court in California. It claims that Papa John’s violated federal, California, and New York law by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime. 272 more words

Employment

Sullivan & Cromwell Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Class-Action Waivers

In the consolidated cases of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., 1,773 more words

Toms Shoes Faces Class Action Overtime Violation Suit

Toms Shoes faces a class action lawsuit for failing to pay its employees proper amounts of overtime under federal and California law.

Teena Musselman, who has worked for Toms since October 2016, filed the suit and seeks class action status for herself and coworkers who were hourly, non-exempt employees and entitled to overtime pay. 196 more words

Employment