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'Consent is a fiction' in consumer contracts

Apr 17, 2014
Terms of service that say by being a Netflix member, you agree you can't sue the company.
Posted In: terms of service, arbitration, class action lawsuits

'Heart Check' healthy soups really aren't that healthy

Aug 29, 2013
Campbell's is the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging its "Heart Check" soups mislead consumers.
Posted In: Food, class action lawsuits

Walmart faces unprecedented lawsuit from contract workers

Jan 8, 2013
Walmart has been added to a class action suit by workers who don't actually work for Walmart.
Posted In: Walmart, permatemp, class action lawsuits

Background checks and fishing expeditions

Aug 3, 2012
Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.
Posted In: class action lawsuits, letters, background check, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

Australian woman wins key Thalidomide settlement

Jul 18, 2012
Today, a woman in Australia born without arms or legs reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the distributor of Thalidomide, as a previously undiagnosed victim of the drug's side effects. The case may prompt similar legal action for uncompensated victims around the world.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, class action lawsuits

MIDDAY UPDATE: BP oil spill, toning shoes, and the Recession Generation

Jan 6, 2011
A series of cost cutting tactics and management failures by BP and other companies, including Halliburton, are to blame for the Gulf oil spill...
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill, class action lawsuits, colleges, Halliburton, mid-day update, New Balance, offshore drilling, Oil, oil drilling, recession, UK

MID-DAY UPDATE: Google gives more and the G20 "bad guys"

Nov 10, 2010
Good news -- new people filing for unemployment dropped to the lowest level since July. In judicial news, before the U.S. Supreme Court is a case...
Posted In: class action lawsuits, cotton, EU, G20 summit, Google, high speed rail, Ireland, mid-day update, S.S.Admiral