Report details demise of class actions
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 � by jg
Center for Justice & Democracy: A new white paper details “the slow demise of class actions in America.”
Microsoft tells consumers to forget their Seventh Amendment rights
Thursday, June 7, 2012 � by jg
Los Angeles Times: The software giant is “telling people they can stuff it if they want to join together in exercising their constitutional right to a jury trial,” writes columnist David Lazarus.
Skechers agrees to settlement after unfounded claims about benefits of their shoes
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 � by jg
Associated Press: The company has agreed to pay $40 million for claims about its shoes endorsed by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Brooke Burke.
Lawmakers bid to close loopholes on malfunctioning med devices
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 � by eric
More than 90 percent of medical devices do not require proof that they have been clinically tested and found to be safe and effective prior to being cleared by the FDA for distribution or sale.
Match.com accused of generously padding number of available matches
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 � by jg
Dallas Morning News: A class action suit filed in federal court accuses the online dating service of advertising a number of members that is more than 10 times the number of paid subscribers who can actually respond to attempts to contact them.
New operator takes over nursing homes after $62 million settlement
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 � by jg
Skilled Healthcare has leased out the operations of five Humboldt County, Calif., facilities. The maneuver means the facilities are no longer bound by an injunction to meet legally-required minimum staffing levels, but an attorney for plaintiffs in a recent class action says the new operators will be under scrutiny.
Settlement reached in Katrina-related suit against New Orleans hospital
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 � by jg
New Orleans Times-Picayune: A judge has given preliminary approval to a $25 million settlement involving the company that owned Memorial Medical Center, where 45 bodies were recovered after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.