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Personal injury lawyers hit the airwaves in an attempt to round up victims of Roundup

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jun 13, 2019
With thousands of cancer patients suing or planning to sue Monsanto over its weed killer, Roundup, personal injury lawyers are clamoring to represent them
The Bayer Pharma AG building stands on August 29, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
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Supreme Court ruling makes it harder for workers to take legal action against their employers

by Kimberly Adams May 21, 2018
The United States Supreme Court handed down several rulings today — one in particular has a pretty good chance of affecting you. The court said today that employers can indeed force employees into individual arbitration to resolve workplace disputes. Specifically,…

How restrictions on class action lawsuits affect the arbitration industry

by Tracey Samuelson Oct 25, 2017
A vote by the U.S. Senate last night allowing banks to keep using mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts with consumers — rather than allowing class action lawsuits —essentially preserves the status quo. You might think that more fine print…

Fired Wells Fargo workers allege retaliation, toxic culture

by Lewis Wallace Oct 13, 2016
Lawsuits and individual complaints allege the bank punished honesty.
Wells Fargo is still the subject of criminal probes and faces at least two class-action lawsuits from workers who were fired.
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Proposed consumer class action rules don't cover everybody

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 5, 2016
Individuals would still have to go through arbitration.
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Flint water lawsuits highlight government immunity

by Kimberly Adams Jan 27, 2016
A coalition of groups including the ACLU filed suit against the city.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis as Michigan Press Secretary Dave Murray watches on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. Lawsuits have been filed against the state of Michigan and city of Flint officials in wake of the water crisis. 
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When a bargain is less than meets the eye

by Adriene Hill Nov 12, 2015
J.C. Penney settles a class action suit in California over phony pricing on sale items.

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

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Nov 2, 2015
Companies are using arbitration clauses to keep consumers from filing lawsuits.

Juries to decide if Uber drivers are 'contractors'

by Adam Allington Mar 12, 2015
Pending lawsuits could upend the way Uber and its smaller rival, Lyft, operate.
Uber's new delivery service offers to pick up your toothpaste, allergy medicine and a list of other items from the convenience store for you.
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'Consent is a fiction' in consumer contracts

by David Gura Apr 17, 2014
Terms of service that say by being a Netflix member, you agree you can't sue the company.