Former Sony Employees File Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

A data breach class action lawsuit was filed on Dec. 15 against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., alleging the company did not take adequate measures to prevent a massive data breach, thus comprising the data of 15,000 current and former Sony employees. Lead… Read More »

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McDonald’s 401k Plan Examined for Potential Poor Investments

In modern American society, many employees rely on their 401k plan as an important income source after they retire. However, some retirees have seen their 401k plans depreciate in value due to poor investment choices by their employer. McDonald’s is one of the... Read More »

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Unum Accused of Bad Faith Insurance Practices

A string of Unum claim denial lawsuits have been filed against Unum, UnumProvident, or one of their subsidiary companies. Plaintiffs claim Unum, the disability insurance company, used bad faith insurance practices in order to wrongfully deny benefits owed to plaintiffs. Unum handles the... Read More »

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Arbitration Ordered in Sears Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

Two Sears assistant store managers in California who filed an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against Sears Holdings Management Corp. in January must arbitrate their claim instead. U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) takes precedence over... Read More »

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Union Carbide, Foster Wheeler Sued for Asbestos Lung Cancer Death

The children of a Montana man who died of asbestos lung disease is suing Union Carbide Corp. and Foster Wheeler LLC, alleging his exposure to products manufactured by the companies on various worksites caused his wrongful death. The plaintiffs, two sons and five daughters of deceased... Read More »

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McDonalds Under Investigation for 401k Investment Practices

The world’s most popular fast food chain is being investigated for possible breach of its fiduciary responsibility when it came to employees' 401k plans. Attorneys are looking into whether McDonalds participated in unsuitable portfolio investments and caused employees’ 401k plans to lose value.... Read More »

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Michaels Hit with Background Check Class Action Lawsuit

On Dec. 4, a background check class action lawsuit was filed against Michaels Stores Inc., alleging the craft supply retailer neglected to properly inform job applicants that the company regularly performed background checks on potential employees during the application process. Without proper… Read More »

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Whole Foods Hit With Illegal Background Check Class Action

Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. was hit with a class action lawsuit in a Florida federal court alleging that the grocery store chain performs illegal background checks on prospective and existing employees in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Plaintiff Colin… Read More »

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Unum Disability Benefits Denial Leads to Lawsuit

A disability denial lawsuit has been filed against Unum Life Insurance Company of America by a Texas woman who alleges the company wrongfully denied her disability insurance benefits. Plaintiff Lori K. filed this Unum lawsuit after she was allegedly denied certain disability... Read More »

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Investigation Underway into McDonalds 401k Practices

Lawyers are investigating whether the world’s largest hamburger fast food chain may have breached its fiduciary responsibility for the McDonalds 401k plan by including unsuitable investments in its portfolio, resulting in the portfolio losing value. Tax-deferred 401k plans – characterized as “employee pension benefit... Read More »

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McDonalds 401k Plan Investments Under Investigation

McDonalds receives criticism from some for the low wages it pays its employees, but in exchange it does offer a generous McDonalds 401(k) plan for employee benefits. According to the fast food chain's policies, employees can set aside one percent of their wages and... Read More »

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Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Costco

An unpaid overtime class action lawsuit has been filed against Costco Wholesale Corp. Douglas T., the lead plaintiff in the unpaid overtime class action lawsuit, filed the complaint against Costco in October on behalf “of himself and all other similarly situated, and... Read More »

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