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Lawsuits Filed Against Auto Insurers Over Rates In Pandemic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies on Tuesday, contending that the companies charged excessive insurance premiums during the pandemic by failing to account for a drop in driving and …

U.S. Labor Dept. Could Make It Easier to Treat Workers as Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday said it would soon propose a rule that could make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees, a major issue for the “gig economy” and other industries that use …

Building Owner, Alarm Companies Sued Over Deadly Vegas Fire

LAS VEGAS — The owner of a downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people died in the deadliest residential fire in city history has been hit with another lawsuit seeking damages. This time, several fire alarm manufacturers, sellers and …

Author Says Lawyers, not Plaintiffs, the Real Winners in Class-Action Suits

Brooke Melton died on her 29th birthday. Her Chevy randomly shut off in the middle of the highway a little before 8 p.m., and she crashed into a creek in Atlanta. A couple hours later, her parents were notified by …

Scalia’s Death Seen as a Blow to Businesses Dealing With Class Action Lawsuits

Dow Chemical Co’s agreement to pay $835 million to settle a price-fixing dispute provides evidence that Justice Antonin Scalia’s death is a blow to businesses that have had success recently in challenging class action cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. …

Big Business Thwarts Another Class Action Attempt

The U.S. Supreme Court fairly predictably sides with corporations in their clashes with consumers, but the business-friendly rulings often come in unpredictable packages. Consider the latest high court decision reinforcing the ability of companies to fend off class-action lawsuits and …

Analysts Warn That Experian Data Breach Could Prompt Fines, Lawsuits

Experian, the world’s biggest credit data firm, could face fines and class action lawsuits as well as reputational damage from the data breach at its U.S. business, according to analysts covering the company. Experian’s shares fell about 4.5 percent to …

Class Actions Targeted in Federal Supreme Court’s Business Docket

Big business is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to curb class action litigation in a series of cases that dominate the nine justices’ business docket in the coming months. The court returns for its new term on Monday with three …

FCC Outlines New TCPA Rules

On July 10, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Declaratory Ruling revising the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) that became effective immediately. The ruling included the definition of automated dialer and a one call “safe harbor” rule for reassigned …

Class Action Suits Question Who Owns Pics Posted on Social Media

Facebook’s handling of your headshot is now the subject of class action lawsuits that pose the question: When someone turns your mug into data, are those digits theirs or yours? The lawsuits claim that when Facebook started converting the geometry …