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Schwab reverses ban on client class-action lawsuits
Chicago Tribune
“Effective immediately, Schwab is modifying its account agreements to eliminate the existing class-action lawsuit waiver for disputes related to events occurring on or after May 15, 2013 and for the foreseeable future,” the San Francisco-based
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Class action under way against engineering group’s traffic forecasts for
Herald Sun
A CLASS action is under way against engineering group Arup Pty Ltd over the company’s overly optimistic traffic forecasts for the troubled Airport Link told road project in Brisbane. Litigation funder IMF (Australia) has agreed to fund class action law
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Judge Blocks YouTube Copyright Class Action – American Lawyer
The American Lawyer
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived both the class action and the Viacom case in April 2012. The appellate court ruled that Stanton didn’t properly consider whether YouTube’s leader turned a blind eye to infringing conduct on the
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Class action launched against maker of recalled birth control pills
Globe and Mail
A group of Ontario women, including 40 who are pregnant, have launched an $800-million class action against Apotex Inc., the maker of the recalled Alysena birth control pill. The lawsuit involves about 60 women, among whom there have been 40 unwanted
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Wells Fargo Seeks to Cancel Lawuit’s Class-Action Status
Bloomberg
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) is set to ask a federal judge today to cancel class-action status he approved for institutional investors claiming the bank marketed a risky securities-lending program as safe. U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank in St. Paul
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Michigan class-action lawsuit OK’d over asset seizures
Detroit Free Press
A federal judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit challenging how the state of Michigan seized assets without court approval to cover overdue taxes. Judge Nancy Edmunds says a class will be certified only for the purposes of determining
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Tribune subscriber class-action suit settled
Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune began mailing out a proposed offer Thursday to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by two subscribers who claimed the newspaper illegally charged increased rates to subscribers’ credit and debit cards. The suit, filed in December
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Unpaid Summer Interns Denied Class Status By Judge
ABC News
Pianko said that while many attorneys might find class action financially attractive, because the aggregate wages would represent a lot of money, the individual cases are worth at most a few thousand dollars each to an attorney—hardly enough to pay
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Judge Denies Copyright Class Action Against YouTube
Hollywood Reporter
He also rejects attempts by the plaintiffs to split the class action into two “issues” subclasses comprising a “Repeat Infringement Class” and a “Music Publisher Class.” Judge Stanton still sees too much work for one judge — or as he puts it, it
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First Class Action Lawsuit Against BP in Mexico
New America Media
But we are not frightened of taking on BP – on the contrary, we are very motivated,” added the lawyer, who is working on another class action lawsuit against Mexico’s state-owned oil monopoly Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) involving oil spills in the
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