The Northern District of California yesterday denied class certification to a group of plaintiffs suing Google over the company’s practice of scanning emails for advertising purposes in its Gmail service.
On March 18, 2014 the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that New York City agreed to pay $98 million to settle a workplace class action originally brought by the DOJ in 2007 alleging that certain civil service tests administered by the FDNY were discriminatory against African-American and Hispanic applicants.
Massachusetts Court Refuses to Certify Case Involving Alleged Independent Contractor Misclassification
The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently issued a case involving the straight-forward application of the Supreme Court’s
Just two months after Apple’s settlement with the FTC over lax parental controls over children’s in-app purchases (see our prior blog post), Google takes the spotlight with claims of unauthorized children’s in-app purchases in the Google Play Store!
In this appeal, the Third Circuit held that CAFA’s phrase “an event or occurrence,” as it appears in the mass-action exclusion, is not limited to something that happened at a particular moment in time.
Obama’s Overtime Announcement: If It is As Big of a Deal As They Say It is, Beware of a New Wave of Class Action Lawsuits
President Obama’s announcement last week that he was ordering the Labor Department to revise the regulations concerning who can be classified as “executive or professional” employees has created a buzz about what this will mean for both employers and employees.
Is there a statute with a better acronym than RICO?
Class action lawyers are well aware that the burden to affirmatively demonstrate compliance with Rule 23 rests on the plaintiffs.
Two securities suit filing trends that emerged during 2013 were the filing of securities class action lawsuits against companies that had recently completed IPOs (about which refer here) and the filing of securities suits in the wake of investigative or regulatory actions (as discussed here).