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Fri, 18 May 2018 09:30:00 -0700

Unum Insurance Lawsuits Gain Momentum
Ellicott City, MD: A former Maryland project manager for a real estate company has accused the Unum Group of suspending her monthly disability payments after 26 years of payments when she was elected to serve part-time on the Howard County Board of Education. Five years after notifying Unum life insurance that she had been elected to the Board of Education position, her benefits were terminated and she does not know why

Thu, 10 May 2018 13:15:00 -0700

New California Ruling Easy as 'ABC' to Determine Employee or Independent Contractor?
Los Angeles, CA: California courts have been debating, defining and determining employment status—whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor-- since 1989. Misclassification has always been a gray area, despite California labor law holding for three decades the “Borello” standard. As of April 30, however, the new and more rigid “ABC test” is being used to identify disputes under wage orders. And experts say it will have far-reaching implications for the California workforce

Wed, 09 May 2018 11:00:00 -0700

Home Depot Employees File ERISA Class Action Lawsuit over 401(k) Mismanagement
Atlanta, GA On April 12, 2018, two Home Depot 401(k) plan participants, Jaime Pizarro and Craig Smith, filed an ERISA lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia. The complaint alleges that The Home Depot breached its duty to Plan participants in three ways: by choosing poorly-performing investment options, allowing investment advisors to charge unreasonable fees and ignoring a kickback scheme between an investment adviser and the plan’s record keeper. A nickel here, a buck and half there – it adds up. T

Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 -0700

Class Action Status Critical to California Donning and Doffing Wage Lawsuit
Los Angeles, CA: In his California labor lawsuit, Douglas Troester claims that Starbucks underpaid him by $102.67 during the year that he worked there. Chump change for Starbucks, but no one in his right mind would sue a huge multinational corporation for $102.67 -- even when that’s the grocery money – unless, of course, he or she can win and make a bigger point

Fri, 04 May 2018 10:45:00 -0700

Fibromyalgia sufferer wins denied disability claim lawsuit against Hartford
Seattle, WA: Long term denied disability lawsuits have a way of careening into highly technical territory about the appropriate standard of legal review or the precise process for deciding appeals. Not so with Reetz v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co. . This was an evidence case

Thu, 03 May 2018 12:00:00 -0700

Temp Worker Seeks Class Action Status for California Labor Lawsuit
Fremont, CA: Since the California Supreme Court issued its precedential California labor law decision in Brinker v. Superior Court of San Diego County, there have been a number of lawsuits alleging violations of California state labor laws for meal and rest break violations. Now, a woman who was hired by Tesla to work in its Fremont, California factory in late 2016 claims that she was denied breaks

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0700

MB Financial Facing Lawsuit re $6,000 in Overdraft Fees
Chicago, IL MB Financial dinged Rhonda Boone for a truly jaw-dropping $6,000 in bank overdraft fees between 2015 and 2017. That was 18 percent of her total income for those years. On March 12, 2018 she filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois seeking class action status on behalf of herself and other similarly situated checking and money market account customers. The fact that these are state law claims suggests that the future direction of consumer financial protection lies in the class action lawsuits to enforce state, rather than federal, law

Sat, 28 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0700

Vehicle Owners with Defective Takata Airbags Urged to Get Replacement
Miami, FL: If you received an “owner notification letter” from your car dealership regarding a defective airbag and there was a problem getting a replacement inflator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says supply problems are over. But the Center for Auto Safety states that only a fraction of car owners have acted, with nearly 60 percent of inflators untouched. That statement, however, may not be completely accurate

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:15:00 -0700

California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit: Class Action Lawsuit Brewing Against Starbucks
Los Angeles, CA: Former Starbucks employee Douglas Troester first filed this case in Los Angeles Superior Court back in 2012, alleging that he was not compensated for time spent closing the Starbucks where he worked as a shift supervisor. Specifically, he claims that Starbucks required him to clock out before transmitting information about profits and losses to corporate HQ. He also alleges that he was not paid for time he spent locking up the store, and walking employees to their cars, as was required by Starbucks’ policy at the time. Starbucks has since changed this policy, and now employees are compensated for performing these tasks. Although Troester’s California labor lawsuit relates to his employment with Starbucks from 2009-2010, if the Court finds in his favor, it could pave the way for employees to join a class action lawsuit against Starbucks and other companies with similar policies

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:45:00 -0700

Another Chance after LTD Denial? Arbitrary and Capricious Standard Continues to Crumble in MetLife Lawsuit
New York, NY Alexander Sigal was deeply depressed and, after a period of hospitalization, found himself unable to work as a computer programmer. Benefits under his employer’s MetLife long term disability plan were eventually terminated, and his administrative appeal was denied. His ensuing MetLife LTD lawsuit, however, revealed a fatal flaw in the denial of his appeal

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0700

Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying–Both California Labor Law Violations--Results in $2.6M Verdict
Santa Cruz, CA: A Santa Cruz County Superior Court jury, after a one-month trial, awarded $2.6 million to a truck driver who was sexually harassed. Of that amount, Beverly Fabrics was ordered to pay $1.1 million punitive damages for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation and failure to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation, according to court documents. Cole Hudson filed the California labor lawsuit after several years of harassment and bullying—with sexual innuendos— by a fellow truck driver. H

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 10:30:00 -0700

More Type 2 Diabetics add Complaints to Ongoing Onglyza Litigation
Atlanta, GA: In the past month, two more Onglyza and Kombiglyze lawsuits were filed on behalf of diabetes patients who claim the manufacturer concealed information linking the diabetes drug to an increased risk of heart failure and failed to warn about its alleged potential to cause serious heart problems

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:15:00 -0700

Blue and White-Collar California Employees Wrongfully Terminated, National Labor Relations Board Assists
Santa Cruz, CA: In October 2015, two Spanish-speaking employees of Goodwill Central Coast were fired for reporting to their manager that another manager harassed them and threatened to kill one of them. Finally their case has been settled: a National Labor Relations Board judge ordered they be reinstated, with back pay. Also in federal court, Walmart is accused of wrongful termination and retaliation, both California labor law violations

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0700

“The Public Must Pressure Johnson & Johnson to List all their Talcum Powder Ingredients", says Attorney
Austin, TX: By now, most everyone following the talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson know the company is accused of failure to warn consumers about ovarian cancer risks. What they likely don’t know is that J&J isn’t required to disclose all the ingredients in their talc recipe. Attorney Mark Mueller urges the public to demand transparency&hellip

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0700

Ethicon Physiomesh Bellwether Trials to Start in September, 2019
Atlanta, GA: Plaintiff Sharon Smith would be understandably buoyed by news that the surgical mesh lawsuit file currently housed in multi-district litigation in Georgia is moving forward, with the first bellwether trials expected for September of next year. While nearly 500 lawsuits are currently housed in the MDL, a continuing barrage of cases have lead observers to believe that thousands of lawsuits could wind up in the MDL by the time bellwether cases begin in 18 months’ time

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 22:30:00 -0700

How Will Passage of Save America’s Pastime Act Impact California Lawsuit?
San Francisco, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit, that traces its origins to the Golden State in 2014 and held national implications after it was granted class action status appears all but dead after the US Congress included a statute in its omnibus spending bill signed into law last week. That statute, known as the ‘Save America’s Pastime Act,’ (SAPA) exempts minor league baseball players from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the protections the Act affords workers with regard to minimum wage and overtime