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Driver Sues City Over 1st Amendment Right to Flash Headlights

It’s a time-honored karmic exercise almost as old as the radar gun: flashing your headlights to warn other drivers they’re about to drive into a speed trap. While this kind gesture is almost universally appreciated by civilian motorists, traffic cops tend to be less fond of the practice. So was officer John Doe, as he is named in a class action lawsuit against the City of Ellisville, Mo. The suit was filed by Michael J. Elli, who claims he was …

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Posted 10 months ago in Class Actions by Sylvia Hsieh  
Disabled Customers Sue Taco Bell, Demanding Better Access

A group of disabled and wheelchair-bound plaintiffs are asking an appeals court to order Taco Bell to make its restaurants in California compliant with laws that require accessibility for disabled customers. Problems like doors that are too heavy to open, lack of parking spaces for the disabled, aisles that are too narrow, condiment dispensers that are not reachable for wheelchair users and non-wheelchair accessible restrooms have plagued over 200 locations of the fast-food chain. The appeal is the latest skirmish …

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Posted 10 months ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Applebee’s Sued for Hiding Drink Prices from Customers

For customers who’ve gone to Applebee’s or IHOP lately and wondered just how much it cost to get tipsy, a class action pending in federal court in New Jersey could force the restaurants to cough up that information.   $5 Million at Stake On behalf of a possible class of Applebee’s and IHOP customers, Candace Watkins sued the restaurant chains and their parent, DineEquity, in New Jersey state court in 2011, alleging violations of the state’s Truth in Consumer Contract …

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Interns Assert Their Rights Via Lawsuits

It’s summertime, and for many college students, that means internship season. If you land an internship, pay close attention to how the company has structured it – if you’re performing work that an employee would normally do, that company could be violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).    Not Model Behavior Earlier in 2013, a former unpaid intern at Elite Modeling Management Corp. sued the prestigious modeling agency for $50 million in unpaid wages and overtime, alleging it violated …

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Posted 10 months ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Papa John’s Settles Text Spamming Suit for $16.5 Million

Papa John’s has settled for $16.5 million a class action lawsuit alleging that the pizza chain illegally spammed its customers with text messages. If the settlement is approved by a judge, each class member will receive $50 and a free pizza. The suit was filed in Seattle last year, seeking $250 million on claims that the pizza company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending out unwanted texts to people who had recently purchased pies, breadsticks and other fare. …

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