Unum Facing Bad Faith Disability Insurance Lawsuit

Unum is facing another bad faith insurance claim lawsuit. Plaintiff Russell S. of Pennsylvania, who worked as a laboratory technician, alleges that Unum is acting in bad faith by rejecting his claim. In November 2013, Russell suffered a serious head and neck... Read More »

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Class Cert. Denied in Nordstrom California Labor Lawsuit

A California judge recently denied a plaintiff’s request for class certification in an upcoming wage and hour lawsuit accusing Nordstrom Inc. of violating California labor laws. The unpaid overtime class action lawsuit alleges that Nordstrom failed to pay its workers for time... Read More »

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Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

Who's Affected A massive cyber attack on Premera Blue Cross has left nearly 11 million people exposed to cyber thieves who now have access to the following personal and medical information, going as far back as 2002: Names Street addresses Birthdays Telephone numbers Social... Read More »

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Judge Tossed Fair Credit Reporting Class Action Against Paramount

A California federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Paramount Pictures Corporation alleging that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as it relates to consumer reports attained for the purpose of employment. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said… Read More »

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Mesothelioma Victim Sues Companies for Asbestos Exposure

Plaintiff Donna P. is suing Johns-Manville, General Electric Company and numerous manufacturing companies for allegedly permanently compromising her health. Donna claims that in direct result of using the defendants' products and through secondary asbestos exposure, she developed mesothelioma. Donna states that she... Read More »

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Cracker Barrel Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit

In a recent wage and hour class action lawsuit, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has agreed to settled with an associate manager who accused the company of withholding overtime. According to the unpaid overtime class action lawsuit that was officially dismissed... Read More »

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Grieving Family Wins $20M Asbestos Mesothelioma Verdict

In December of last year, the family of a former Navy shipfitter received an asbestos mesothelioma verdict of $20 million to be paid by the boiler manufacturers who insulated their products with asbestos, which in turn allegedly caused the decedent plaintiff’s mesothelioma... Read More »

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Unum Lawsuit Claims Wrongful Denied Disability Benefits

A Michigan resident has filed a bad faith insurance lawsuit against Unum Insurance, alleging the company wrongfully terminated his long-term disability benefits (LTD). Most people believe their LTD benefits cover injuries that are work-related only. However, it is estimated that more than... Read More »

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California Labor Law Class Action Filed Against Ritz-Carlton

A California labor law class action lawsuit was filed against the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Marriott International after accusations that the large hotel chain had violated many California wage and hour laws. Hourly workers were allegedly not adequately paid for overtime nor were... Read More »

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Judge Allows Michaels Wage and Hour Class Action

On March 9, a California federal judge refused to toss a wage and hour class action lawsuit filed against Michaels Stores Inc., alleging the craft store chain knowingly concealed the amount of vacation time individual employees had accrued during their work year.... Read More »

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Summary Judgment Denied in Uber, Lyft Driver Class Action Lawsuits

Last week, two class action lawsuits accusing Uber and Lyft, both ride sharing services, of withholding required employee protections from their drivers were allowed to proceed after the judges overseeing the actions denied the defendants’ motions for summary judgment. Lead plaintiffs in each… Read More »

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