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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Proposed Class Representatives Say Being On Waitlist Is An Injury
Posted on 19 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposed class of Florida residents who say the state's secretary of health care administration and secretary of the department of elder affairs are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by placing them on... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - AT&T Customers Sue Over Release Of Real-Time Location Information
Posted on 18 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Three AT&T Wireless customers filed a class complaint in a federal court in California on July 16 against AT&T Inc. and others over the alleged sale of their real-time locations to parties willing to pay $300 without their knowledge... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 4th Circuit: Collective Action Doesn't Require Proposed Settlement Notification
Posted on 18 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - A collective action settlement in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit, unlike a class action, does not require potential claimants to be notified about the proposed settlement, a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled in... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - LA Sheriff's Department Agrees To $53M Strip Search Class Settlement
Posted on 18 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - According to a July 16 motion for preliminary approval filed in a federal court in California, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) has agreed to pay $53 million to end a class complaint by female former detainees who claim that... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Expert's Bonus Pay Calculations Reliable, Federal Magistrate Rules
Posted on 18 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

BATON ROUGE, La. - A branch manager's attempt to force his former employer to pay him a bonus for 2016 based on the branch's financial results survived a bid for summary judgment, and the manager's expert witness dodged the employer's... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Class Certified In Exit Fee Suit Against Now-Defunct Insel Air Aruba
Posted on 18 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

MIAMI - A federal judge in Florida on July 16 issued a one-page order affirming and adopting a magistrate judge's report certifying a class of passengers suing a bankrupt Dutch Caribbean airline for allegedly charging an "exit fee" at the... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Federal Magistrate Judge Seeks Jurisdictional Statement In Milk Advertising Suit
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

HAMMOND, Ind. - A federal magistrate judge in California on July 12 asked two named plaintiffs who filed a putative class complaint bringing multiple claims, including several under California's unfair competition law (UCL), over the advertising of... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - California Appeals Panel Upholds Class Cert Denial In Inspectors' Wage Suit
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A California trial court ordered to reconsider a class certification motion filed by property inspectors alleging that they were misclassified and are owed wages acted within its discretion when it denied certification a second time, a California... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Limits Expert's Testimony About Fraud Defendant's Prescribing Habits
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on July 15 granted in part a motion to exclude testimony from an insurance fraud defendant's expert regarding state-specific standards on the prescribing of opioids, finding that the doctor had not reviewed... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Deaf Man's ADA Suit Over Gym's Website Dismissed; Jurisdiction Discovery Denied
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A deaf man suing a New Jersey-based fitness chain for website violations of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) failed to establish any connection to New York, a New York federal judge ruled July 12, dismissing the lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Montana Consumer Allowed To Proceed With Sales Tax Class Suit Against LuLaRoe
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A federal judge in Montana partially adopted a magistrate judge's report and recommendation and allowed a Montana woman to proceed with her class complaint against a clothing company accused of improperly charging sales tax to... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Split New Jersey Panel Reverses Class Cert Denial In TGI Friday's Prices Suit
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - A New Jersey trial court erred in denying class certification in a lawsuit over undisclosed drink prices on the menu of one franchised restaurant location, a split New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division panel ruled July 11, finding... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Dismisses Farmers' Complaint Against Crop Insurers, Federal Agencies
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

DETROIT - A Michigan federal judge on July 12 dismissed a second amended complaint in farmers' putative class action against crop insurers and the federal agencies that reinsure crop insurers over allegations that the defendants are liable for loss... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Plaintiffs, Insurer Lay Out Remedies, Certification Claims In Mental Health Case
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Whether a court properly certified a class of plaintiffs with various health care plans who were denied mental health treatments and the extent of remedies available under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act are all before a California... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Venezuela Opposes Request For Recognition Of Arbitral Award
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Ministry of Defense of the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela on July 10 urged a federal judge in Mississippi to reject efforts by a ship builder to enforce a $134 million international arbitration award, arguing that by the terms of... Read More