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Supreme Court To Hear Another Arbitration Argument
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court will consider a plea from companies that cater to people with bad credit to keep disputes with their customers out of court and in the more business-friendly forum of arbitration. Days after handing businesses... Read More

Huge Verdict Shakes Up Nursing Home Industry
Posted on 29 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) During Cindy Cool's almost daily visits to the nursing home, she would routinely find her Alzheimer's-suffering father wearing urine-soaked clothes. The Blue Lake, Calif. resident said it would take upwards of 20 minutes for... Read More

Lawsuit Claims BP Took Advantage Of Cleanup Workers
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Three workers who helped BP in its oil spill cleanup efforts after last year's disaster accuse the oil giant in a federal lawsuit of denying them overtime pay and other benefits. The suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in... Read More

Wells Fargo Reaches $590 Million Wachovia Settlement
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Wells Fargo & Co. on Friday said that it has agreed to pay $590 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by investors in Wachovia securities. The settlement would end a suit filed in 2008 in federal court in Manhattan, charging... Read More

Schwab Settles Fund Lawsuit For $200 Million
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) Charles Schwab will pay $200 million to resolve a federal class action lawsuit filed by investors who say the financial holding company misled them over the safety of mortgage-backed securities. If approved by the court, the... Read More

Missouri Lawyers Challenge LegalZoom's Service In Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (AP) A federal class-action civil suit in Missouri against a California-based vendor of online legal documents raises the question of whether even the most routine legal matters should remain the sole domain of the law community. The... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Kids Were Abused At Florida Lockup
Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (AP) A federal class-action lawsuit claims a teenage inmate was sexually abused at a youth offender facility where other juveniles were forced to go hungry, endure hot and moldy conditions, and sleep on the floor. The lawsuit... Read More

Judge Certifies Union Bank Overdraft Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge in Florida says customers from Union Bank can team up as a class to sue the San-Francisco-based lender over its overdraft fee policy. The case is one of about 35 from around the country consolidated in Florida. Major national... Read More

Toxic Nevada Mine Lawsuit Seeks $5 Million From BP, ARCO
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RENO, Nev. - (AP) Neighbors of a toxic mine in northern Nevada have filed a class-action lawsuit against BP America and Atlantic Richfield Co. accusing them of intentionally and negligently concealing the extent of the contamination leaking off the abandoned... Read More

Senate Rejects $3 Billion Indian Trust Settlement
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. Senate has rejected a $3.4 billion government settlement with American Indians that had been added to a much larger war-funding bill. The Senate passed the almost $60 billion bill funding President Obama's troop surge... Read More

Countrywide Agrees To Pay $600M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Countrywide Financial Corp. agreed to pay $600 million to settle shareholder lawsuits in the largest payout so far from the mortgage meltdown. U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer in Los Angeles on Monday gave preliminary approval to... Read More

Toyota Shareholders Sue Over Fallen Stock Price
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) Toyota shareholders incensed over a sudden drop in the Japanese automaker's stock price are heading to court with lawsuits claiming company executives deliberately misled investors and the public about the depth of accelerator... Read More

Huffington Post, AOL Face Lawsuit From Blogger
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A blogger and labor activist has filed a lawsuit against AOL and the Huffington Post for not paying freelance bloggers while benefiting financially from the content they create. Jonathan Tasini's suit, filed Tuesday, seeks class-action... Read More

Lawsuit Looms On U.S. Syphilis Tests In Guatemala
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Attorneys representing potentially thousands of Guatemalans who were affected by U.S. syphilis experiments decades ago said Tuesday they will sue top federal health officials unless a system is created out of court to settle claims by the... Read More