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Abbey Spanier LLP: California Court Chips Away At Employees' Right To Bring Class Actions
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Abbey Spanier

Recently we posted in NLRB Finds Class Action Litigation Protected Activity Under NLRA that employees' right to pursue litigation collectively in a class action had been upheld by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Unfortunately, although... Read More

Litigation For And Against Solar Power In California
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Laura Mulry, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School April 2011 was an eventful month for massive solar projects in California and their unlikely opponent: the desert tortoise. As climate change, overpopulation, and development place... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: 1 Plaintiff Not Enough to Prove Advertising Likely to Deceive Reasonable Consumers
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Matthew Gurvitz It seems that lately, all it takes to bring a false advertising class action regarding “all natural” or “no sugar added” representations on product packaging is the say-so of one consumer who claims the representations... Read More

Bench Trial Concludes In Case Over Coverage For Excess Skin Removal (Watch The Video)
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

ALAMEDA, Calif. — (Mealey’s)The bench trial in a class suit brought by members accusing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. of violating California Health and Safety Code Section 1367.63 by denying all requests for surgery to remove excess... Read More

Opening Arguments Held In Case Over Coverage For Excess Skin Removal (Watch The Videos)
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

ALAMEDA, Calif. — (Mealey’s) An Alameda County, Calif., Superior Court judge on March 16 heard opening arguments in a class suit brought by members accusing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. of violating California Health and Safety Code... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: JPMorgan Loses Bid to Prohibit Class Arbitrations
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Abbey Spanier

A California federal judge denied JPMorgan’s motion to compel arbitration on an individual basis. Two former JPMorgan employees filed a class action complaint alleging violations of state and federal labor laws on behalf of JPMorgan appraisers.... Read More

J.C. Penney Pays $50 Million To Settle California False Advertising Class Action
Posted on 30 Nov 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

J.C. Penney Corporation Inc. allegedly engaged in a false price comparison advertising scheme by advertising "sale" prices substantially lower than "original" or "regular" prices for apparel and accessories using false regular... Read More

Facebook Users File Amended Consolidated Digital Privacy Class Action - Free Complaint Download
Posted on 25 May 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Facebook users on May 23 filed an amended consolidated class action complaint in federal court here in the case In re: Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation (No. 5:12-md-02314-EJD, N.D. Calif. [San Jose]). The class action asserts... Read More

Posted on 1 Sep 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

An attempt by Uber Technologies, Inc. to settle a class action brought by approximately 350,000 drivers who claimed they were employees and as such, entitled to various expenses, was rejected by U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco, who found... Read More

Split U.S. Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts California Rule
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a California rule established in Discover Bank v. Superior Court (113 P.3d 1100 [Cal. 2005]) that classifies most collective-arbitration waivers in consumer contracts as unconscionable... Read More

Abbey Spanier: California Appeals Court Reverses Its Previous Denial of Class Certification In Light Of Brinker Decision
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Abbey Spanier

Plaintiffs brought a class action on behalf of approximately 4,000 current and former employees of Boyd & Associates, Inc. which provides security guard services. Plaintiffs alleged that Boyd denied off-duty meal breaks and off-duty rest breaks and... Read More

California Top Court: Purchase Of Mislabeled Product Satisfies Standing Requirement
Posted on 27 Jan 2011 by Bryan Redding

SAN FRANCISCO -- (Mealey's) Saying "labels matter," a divided California Supreme Court held Jan. 27 that consumers who purchase a product because of its deceptive labeling have "lost money or property" within the meaning of Proposition... Read More

Citibank Settles Home Equity Credit Lines Class Action
Posted on 4 Sep 2012 by Michael J. Lello

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) Citibank NA on Aug. 31 settled a class action suit alleging that it wrongfully suspended or decreased the value of home equity lines of credit (HELOC), according to a document filed by the plaintiffs in a California federal... Read More