Category: Class Actions

Class Actions

Employee Lawsuits May Proceed Under PAGA

Employee Lawsuits Upheld Under Private Attorneys General Act

California and federal laws generally uphold arbitration waivers in employment agreements signed by an employees.  These arbitration agreements often prevent employee lawsuits should a dispute arise regarding wages or other workplace conditions. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los[...]

What is a Class Action?

What is a Class Action?

Class Action Lawsuits   Class action lawsuits are brought when a sizable number of people (the "class") suffer similar injuries due to the actions of a particular defendant, usually a company. In order to proceed as a[...]

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TCPA Lawsuit Costs Wells Fargo $14.5 Million

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that Wells Fargo NA has agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle class action claims that the bank illegally called customers on their cell phones in the process of debt collection.[...]

PAGA Lawsuits and Arbitration Clauses

Private Attorneys General Act Lawsuit Viability to Be Considered by U.S. Supreme Court

Within California, an extensive list of employment-related legal violations may be pursued by individuals acting as "proxies" for the California Attorney General in ensuring safe and fair working conditions.  Under this Private Attorneys General Act, or[...]

Hotel Add On Fees

Hotel Add-On Fees Prompt Class Action Lawsuits

In an effort to buttress profits similar to hidden charges imposed by airlines for several years, hotels and resorts are increasingly imposing add-on and use fees to customary rates.  These charges may be for "resort fees,"[...]

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