Tag Archives: Class-Action

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Justices Suggest a Divide on Worker Class-Action Rights

Justices Suggest a Divide on Worker Class-Action Rights

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News The first Supreme Court argument of the new term suggested the justices are divided over the power of employers to block class-action lawsuits by workers and channel disputes into arbitration. In a case that could affect the rights of as many as 25 million employees, Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the

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Securities Class Actions Hit Record High in First Half of 2017

By Antoinette Gartrell, Bloomberg BNA A record number of would-be class securities fraud suits — 226 — were filed in the first half of 2017, according to a Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse report released July 25. The number of new lawsuits is the highest for the first half

An attendee takes photographs following the Microsoft Corp. Xbox One X reveal event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Microsoft announced a worldwide release date of Nov. 7 for what the company said will be its smallest and most powerful video-game console ever, the Xbox One X. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Microsoft Wins Xbox Class-Action Fight at U.S. Supreme Court

Companies won a new procedural tool in class-action litigation as the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Microsoft Corp. in a lawsuit centering on its Xbox consoles. The justices unanimously said the consumers who sued Microsoft didn’t have a right to immediately appeal after a trial judge rejected their bid to press the case as a

The hydraulic mining operator booth stands at the Superior Silica Sands LLC facility in Barron, Wisconsin, U.S., on Thursday Sept. 10, 2015. A little-known offshoot of the shale oil revolution that swept across America over the past decade is the market for sand -- the grit that props open the rocks and makes fracking possible -- transforming almost overnight what had been a sleepy industry that sold primarily to the likes of glass makers and golf courses. So when the shale boom went bust, it took down the sand industry with it. Some mines in the Midwest region have cut their workforce and output in half and many smaller operations have closed entirely. Photographer: Rachel Woolf/Bloomberg

Fracking-Induced Oklahoma Quakes Spawn New Class Case

By Steven M. Sellers, Bloomberg BNA Residents of Pawnee, Okla., the site of a powerful magnitude 5.8 earthquake over Labor Day weekend, filed a class complaint against oil and gas companies Nov. 17. The complaint, filed in Oklahoma District Court, Pawnee County, seeks compensatory and punitive damages against Eagle Road Oil LLC, Cummings Oil Co.

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State Farm Faces Suit Over Claims It Bankrolled Judge

By Jef Feeley, Bloomberg News Some customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. claim the company conspired to help elect an Illinois Supreme Court justice candidate so he could vote to throw out a $1 billion award against the company. Now they will be able to bring their case as a group. A federal judge on Sept. 16 ruled