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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Wal-Mart Tries to Quash Gender Bias Suit in Wisconsin

Wal-Mart is hoping to get a gender bias class action suit in Wisconsin thrown out of court, thanks to the reversal of a new rule imposed by the National Labor Relations Board. Five women are trying to make the retail giant answer their claims that they were paid less and had fewer opportunities for promotions than their male counterparts. Several other similar suits have been filed in other states following a 2011 Supreme Court ruling that disallowed a national class …

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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Will Sega Pay $5M to Mad Gamers for Alleged ‘Bait and Switch’?

When “Aliens: Colonial Marines” hit the stores in February, disgruntled gamers say the first-person shooter video game they bought was not the same one demonstrated by Sega and Gearbox Software in the years leading up to its release. And they’re suing the companies for false advertising to prove it. Claiming the video game he – and everyone else in the United States – bought not only sucks but is also part of an unfair and unlawful “bait and switch” scheme, …

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$6M Award Upheld for ‘Rampant’ Sex Abuse of Deaf and Blind Children

A federal court has upheld a $5.75 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging rampant student-on-student sex abuse at the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind. The lawsuit claimed that a group of older students who called themselves “the ringleaders” bullied, terrorized, assaulted, robbed, gang raped and sodomized younger, smaller students at the school. The parents of the victims blamed the school administration, the state of Hawaii, and school counselors for not providing a safe school environment and for trying …

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Posted 12 months ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Amazon Workers Want Pay for Time Spent at Security Checkpoint

Warehouse workers subcontracted to Amazon.com can move forward with a lawsuit seeking wages for the time it takes them to pass through a security checkpoint at the end of their shift, a court ruled this month. After the workday is over, employees at Integrity Staffing Solutions who spend the day at a warehouse filling Amazon orders are required to wait in line for a search to make sure they aren’t stealing anything. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get …

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Coyote Ugly Sued for Retaliating Against Employees via Social Media

A federal court in Tennessee has refused to dismiss lawsuits against the owner and operator of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, where employees say tips are pooled illegally and they were retaliated against for suing over it. The retaliation suit came long after the original tip-pooling case was filed.   Budding Buddhism: Bad Topic for the Blog Bartenders at the Nashville and San Antonio locations of the saloon, which is known for its bartenders’ and female customers’ dancing on the bar, …

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