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Posted 10 months ago in Class Actions Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
NCAA Now Facing Concussion-Related Class Action Suit

A class action federal lawsuit has been filed against the NCAA by former football players alleging that the collegiate athletic organization did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. The class could cover every former college football player who didn’t go on to play professionally. “Plaintiffs and the members of the Class have no adequate remedy at law in that monetary damages alone cannot compensate them for the increased risks of long-term physical and economic losses associated …

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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Betsy Kim  
Should Interns Be Compensated? [Infographic]

With approximately one million unpaid interns working each year, it’s no surprise that some of these situations are violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, and interns are suing. Charlie Rose recently settled a class action lawsuit over the talk show’s use of interns for $250,00. In addition, interns have sued P. Diddy, Fox Searchlight, Hearst Corp. magazines, and Norma Kamili. The www.internmatch.com infographic below provides more facts on interns and why paid internships make sense. Check out Lawyers.com for more …

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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Your Job & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Interns Sue P. Diddy’s Record Label

A former intern is suing Sean Combs/P. Diddy’s record label, alleging it violated federal and state labor laws by not paying her and other interns for the work that employees should have been doing.   Office Work, But No Training Former intern Rashida Salaam filed a lawsuit on Aug. 20 in federal court in New York, seeking to represent a possible class of over 500 former interns against Bad Boy Entertainment Inc.  She alleges that for the last six years …

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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Litigation Video by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: VitaminWater Makes Bogus Health Claims [Video]

  In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim reviews several lawsuits that accuse companies of falsely advertising their products as healthy, with bogus claims. If you drink VitaminWater because you think it’s healthy, you might consider drinking tap water, instead. A federal magistrate recommended that the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s VitaminWater lawsuit proceed as a class action. The consumer advocacy group and customers in New York and California claim the parent company, Coca-Cola, fraudulently marketed the …

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Newsbreak: Pet Store Accused of Puppy Mill Cruelty [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides today’s “Consumer Beware” Newsbreak, with three stories about companies accused of fraud and deceptive trade practices. If you’re thinking of buying Skechers toning shoes, think twice. The Federal Trade Commission last year charged the California-based shoe company of deceptively advertising that its toning shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their bodies. Under an FTC settlement, $40 million dollars has recently been mailed to consumers, who bought Skechers toning shoes. Skechers can …

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