Court: Woman's Action Against 7-Eleven Targets Payroll Processor, Not Employer

SAN DIEGO - 7-Eleven Inc. provides payroll services to its franchisees and cannot be liable under the California unfair competition law (UCL), a state appeals court held May 8 in affirming judgment on a woman's claim involving conversion of partial hours worked into hundredths of an hour ( Kimberly...

Certification Denied For Employees' Conspiracy Claims Against High-Tech Companies

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on April 5 denied certification of two proposed classes of employees of seven high-tech companies on the employees' allegations that the defendants conspired to fix and suppress employee compensation and to restrict employee mobility by entering into...

Employees Reach Settlement With 2 High-Tech Employers On Conspiracy Claims

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Employees who allege that seven high-tech companies conspired to restrict the mobility of technical employees by entering into agreements not to compete for each other's employees told a federal judge in California on July 12 that they have reached an agreement with defendants...

Court Affirms Denial Of Certification Of Nurses' Competition Law Class Claims

SAN DIEGO - A trial court judge provided an appellate opinion as an alternative explanation for his ruling denying class certification of a California unfair competition law (UCL) claim but did not fail to address the claim, a state appeals court held July 17 (Juan Marcos Almaraz, et al. v. Sharp Healthcare...

Antitrust, Some ERISA Claims Dismissed From Wellpoint Reimbursement MDL

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in California on July 19 dismissed antitrust and other claims alleging that WellPoint Inc. and other companies conspired to use a flawed database to set the rates for which out-of-network medical services (ONS) are reimbursed (In re: WellPoint Inc. Out-Of-Network "UCR"...

9th Circuit Declines To Rehear Opinion Vacating UCL Employment Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 3 declined to rehear a case in which it decertified newspaper workers' California unfair competition law (UCL) class claims, withdrew its previous opinion and issued a new one remanding for reconsideration of commonality and...

Class Certification Granted In Employees' Antitrust Suit Against High-Tech Companies

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California federal judge on Oct. 24 granted a supplemental motion for class certification in an antitrust suit accusing high-tech companies of conspiring to fix and suppress employee compensation and to restrict employee mobility by entering into agreements not to compete for one...

9th Circuit Denies Review Of Certification Of Suit Against High-Tech Employers

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 14 declined to review a federal district court's order granting class certification in an antitrust suit accusing high-tech companies of conspiring to fix and suppress employee compensation and to restrict employee mobility by entering...