class action lawsuits

When a bargain is less than meets the eye

Nov 12, 2015
J.C. Penney settles a class action suit in California over phony pricing on sale items.
Posted In: JC Penney, class action lawsuits, settlement
American Express credit cards fill a window display at the company's headquarters. American Express consumer and employment contracts include arbitration clauses.

Another reason big companies don’t want you to read the fine print

Nov 2, 2015
Companies are using arbitration clauses to keep consumers from filing lawsuits.
Posted In: contracts, class action lawsuits

Juries to decide if Uber drivers are 'contractors'

Mar 12, 2015
Pending lawsuits could upend the way Uber and its smaller rival, Lyft, operate.
Posted In: Uber, Lyft, sharing economy, class action lawsuits

'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