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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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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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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New Rule Proposed Aimed at Curbing Truck Driver Fatigue

The vast size difference between 18 wheeler tractor trailers and standard cars and trucks, combined with key risk factors such as road conditions, the much longer stopping distances required for tractor-trailers, and truck driver fatigue, are pivotal hazards of these often fatal... Read More »

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Providence Health & Services Faces Wage and Hour Lawsuit

A wage and hour lawsuit has been filed against Providence Health & Services Oregon (Providence). Plaintiff Brandon W., a biomedical technician who has worked for Providence’s Portland Medical Center company since 2010, alleges that the company failed to pay him for overtime... Read More »

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Lyft Didn’t Honor $1,000 Bonuses, Class Action Says

Lyft, Inc. was hit with a class action lawsuit by employees, alleging that the company owes them $1,000 in bonuses from a new-driver program set up to bring in more drivers. Plaintiffs Casey Loewen and Jonathan Wright filed this Lyft class action… Read More »

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Notice Sent in Government Shutdown Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed over the 2013 U.S. government shutdown has been conditionally certified. Notices about the government shutdown class action lawsuit reportedly went out to Class Members between March 9 and March 16. If you were classified as an “essential”… Read More »

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Attorneys to Appeal Ralph’s Unpaid Overtime Class Action Denial

A California unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against Ralph's Grocery Co. has been denied certification. This means that this wage and hour lawsuit cannot continue as a class action wage and hour lawsuit, but may continue as a group of related individual wage and... Read More »

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