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...