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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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Posted 1 year ago in Podcasts Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

More Grandparents Seeking Visitation Rights The baby boom generation is aging and people are living longer, healthier lives. That means more grandparents are active participants in their grandchildren’s lives. They are also pursuing visitation rights when divorce or family dysfunction results in their being cut off from their grandchildren. Find Out More…   Cops are Monitoring You on Social Media [Infographic] More than 70% of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. use social media as an investigative tool. In a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of Your Job & The Law Newsletter

Workers Standing Up for Their Rights on Record Numbers Record numbers of workers are standing up for their rights when it comes to being treated fairly on the job. Through March 2012, employees filed 7,064 lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth employment standards for employees in both the private and public sectors. That’s almost the same number of complaints filed in all of 2011, according to a recently released survey. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
California Issues Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

While Arizona has come down hard on undocumented immigrant workers, its sister state, California, is giving some immigrants new rights – if they’re young enough. California Governor Jerry Brown signed one bill into law on September 30 – AB2189, which allows the state Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for a separate federal program instituted in August by the Obama administration.   Help for Young, Acclimated Workers… The federal program, Deferred Action for …

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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Michele Bowman  
More Grandparents Seeking Court-Ordered Visitation Rights

The baby boom generation is aging and people are living longer, healthier lives, which means more and more grandparents are active participants in their grandchildren’s lives. They are also learning that they can pursue visitation rights when divorce or family dysfunction results in their being cut off from their grandchildren. Some grandparents need to be very persistent in order to successfully secure these rights. In a recent case in Wisconsin, for example, a couple spent two years and thousands of …

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