class action lawsuits News

Duane Morris: 2022 Was a Banner Year for Class Action Settlements

Drugmakers and distributors that settled misconduct allegations related to the national opioid epidemic led to a banner year for class-action plaintiffs in 2022, with 15 settlement agreements that totaled $1 billion or more, according to a report by the Duane …

L’Oreal to Face Lawsuit over Wrinkle-Smoothing Collagen Claims

NEW YORK —L’Oreal SA on Tuesday failed to persuade a U.S. judge in Manhattan to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the company of defrauding shoppers by suggesting that two topical collagen products help smooth wrinkles. The plaintiffs Rocio …

9th Circuit Allows Plaintiffs Who Won $6M Verdict Against Walmart to Sue for More

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday revived a whistleblower lawsuit against Walmart Stores that alleges the retailer violated California labor laws by failing to pay employees for the time they spent waiting at security checkpoints after clocking out. …

Sedgwick: Attorneys Involved in Claims Sooner and More Often

Attorneys are involved in a growing share of insurance claims and they are being retained much sooner, Sedgwick said in a paper released Tuesday. The private claims administrator said its data shows that in 2021, attorneys were involved in about …

Bayer Reaches $80M PCB Contamination Settlement With Ohio

Bayer AG reached an $80 million settlement with Ohio to resolve environmental damage allegedly caused by polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, made by the company’s Monsanto business, the state attorney general said on Thursday. The funds from the German company, which …

Law Firm: Workplace Class Action Settlement Costs Reached Record $3.6B in 2021

The cost of settling workplace class-action lawsuits reached a record high in 2021, defying expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic would decrease the size and reduce the number of payouts, according to a new report by the Seyfarth Shaw law firm …

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 …