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Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Consumers Gone Wild: Black Friday 2012

Tales of Black Friday excess and idiocy have become almost as traditional as the actual frenzied shopping day itself. And Americans did not disappoint this year, putting on quite a display of one of the uglier sides of capitalism. With many stores opening their doors earlier than usual this year, people were given even more opportunites to behave badly. Here’s a round-up of some of the lowlights of Black Friday fumbles.   You Cuttin in Front of Me? An angry …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

EEOC Targets Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnancy brings a host of new concerns to an expectant mother’s life — but whether she’ll be forced out of her job shouldn’t be one of them. Pregnancy discrimination has become a hot-button issue for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. If your employer thinks your pregnancy makes you a liability, it may be in trouble. Find Out More…   Red Lobster Short-Changes Servers to Avoid Obamacare Sticking it to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Walmart Workers Plan Strike for Black Friday

Workers at 1,000 Walmart stores across the country are planning a strike for the biggest shopping day of the year in an effort to protest what they say is the retailer’s history of retaliating against them for their efforts to secure better working conditions. Despite Walmart’s attempt to stop them with a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), workers’ groups say the Black Friday strike is on.   Union Activity at Issue Organization United for Respect at Walmart …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Walmart Worker Wins $1.5 Million for Verbal Abuse by Boss

As Walmart employees stage their first retail-worker strike across the country, a 42-year-old former assistant manager has won a $1.5 million lawsuit for being mistreated by a store manager. Meredith Boucher claimed she was verbally abused for six months between May and November 2009 when she worked as an assistant manager of a Walmart in Canada. Boucher’s lawsuit accused store manager Jason Pinnock, 32, of calling her a “[expletive] idiot,” a “gong show” and “stupid” and that he made her …

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