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Apple Hit By Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases By Kids

NEW YORK - (AP) Apple is facing a lawsuit from a Pennsylvania man whose 9-year-old daughter racked up $200 in charges buying "Zombie Toxin" and other game items on her iPod. The lawsuit seeks class-action status, saying Garen Meguerian of Phoenixville is among many people with bill shock after...

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Upholds $188M Wal-Mart Verdict

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (AP) A $188 million class-action verdict against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam's Club over payment to employees for rest breaks and off-the-clock work was upheld Friday by a Pennsylvania appeals court. A three-judge Superior Court panel said there was sufficient evidence at trial...

3rd Circuit Finds Class Action Inappropriate In Vinyl Chloride Exposure Case

In Gates v. Rohm & Haas Co. et al , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 17756 (3rd. Cir.: 8/25/11), Plaintiffs were residents of a primarily residential area of approximately 2,000 people and 400 homes. Defendant chemical companies owned and operated a facility one mile north of of the village. The plaintiffs...

Judge Denies Preliminary Approval Of $760 Million NFL Concussion Settlement

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the National Football League concussion injury multidistrict litigation issued an order Jan. 14 denying a motion seeking preliminary approval of a previously announced proposed $760 million class action settlement ( In re...

Federal Judge Gives Preliminary Approval To NFL Brain-Injury Settlement

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A federal judge in Pennsylvania on July 7 preliminarily approved a settlement between the National Football League and retired players claiming football-related brain injuries ( In Re: National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation , MDL Docket...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Pennsylvania Data Breach Class Action Survives Motion to Dismiss

By Daniel JT McKenna, Philip N. Yannella and Suzanne O. Lufadeju A federal judge in Pennsylvania has allowed a data breach class action against Coca-Cola and several bottling companies to proceed, finding that the plaintiff has Article III standing even though he had left Coca-Cola’s employment...