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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
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Getting Paid in the Wake of a Disaster Hurricane Sandy not only damaged the lives of many people in the Northeast, it also wreaked havoc with their jobs. Countless workers found themselves without a paycheck. When natural disaster strikes, is your employer still obligated to pay your salary? Find Out More…   Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban A federal court in November threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions. It’s the latest volley in the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Facebook Users’ Privacy Is Worth $10 Each

Facebook is finally ready to settle a massive class action that charged the social networking company violated users’ right to privacy by posting their pictures in ads without their approval.   Stories ‘Sponsored’ By Whom? Facebook was originally sued in August 2011 in federal court in California. In August 2012, the judge rejected Facebook’s first attempt at a settlement, in which the plaintiffs didn’t get any money. At the time, the judge worried that the class action – which reportedly …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court May Let Comcast Skate on Monopoly Class Action

The U.S. Supreme Court this month heard arguments on a case that could have a dramatic impact on consumers’ ability to join forces in class action lawsuits against corporations that violate their rights. In Comcast v. Behrend, the court will decide how high of a hurdle plaintiffs must clear to even be certified as a class before they can proceed with a lawsuit. Cable customers tried to team up to file a suit against Comcast, alleging that the Philadelphia-based cable …

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Hydroxycut Weight Loss Drug Settles Suit for $23.5 Million

Who doesn’t remember the late-night TV commercials for Hydroxycut, the popular diet pill that bragged about being America’s number one weight loss supplement? Svelte characters like “Charlene from California” brag about losing “55 pounds fast with Hydroxycut” in the spots. Unfortunately, what Charlene and her fellow diet drug users didn’t realize is they may have been causing serious damage to their livers. A class action lawsuit for deceptive practices filed against the supplement, manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences, settled this …

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Honeybaked Ham Can Access Harassed Employees’ Social Media

Representing about 20 women who complained about sexual harassment, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Honeybaked Ham, but the meat store is fighting back – with Facebook. A federal judge hearing the case in Colorado on Nov. 7  agreed with the company that the women must produce information from their social media accounts as well as their cell phones, which he said could show whether class members were as emotionally and financially damaged as they claim.     …

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