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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 …

Class Actions Still Top Concerns of Businesses Globally

Class action lawsuits were listed as the top litigation issue by respondents in the U.S., Canada and Australia, according to the latest 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey. The UK ranked an overall increase in litigation – including frivolous lawsuits – …

Supreme Courts Consider Class Actions as Companies Seek Shield

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider giving businesses a new tool to thwart class action lawsuits, agreeing to decide whether a defendant can end a case by offering full payment to the lead plaintiff. The case helps shape the next …

Top 5 Class Action Lawsuit Settlements of 2014

Earlier this year, Top Class Actions, a class action lawsuit news source, announced the biggest class action settlement payments awarded to consumers in 2014. $1.1 Billion LCD Panel Settlement Payments from this historic settlement were mailed to Class Members in …