Whistleblower Lawsuits On The Rise

Whistleblower Lawsuits On The Rise

Whistleblower claims, or "qui tam" lawsuits, brought under the federal False Claims Act, increased to 753 in 2013, an increase of almost 20% over the previous year.*  These claims ...

Transvaginal Mesh Global Settlements on the Rise

Transvaginal Mesh Global Settlements on the Rise

Coloplast, Inc. may be considering settling a number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits against it for $16 million, Bloomberg reports.  If Coloplast A/S, one of the smaller manufacturer ...

Text Spam Class Action Lawsuit Proceeds Against Payday Loan King

Text Spam Class Action Lawsuit Proceeds Against Payday Loan King

A judge in Nevada has granted class action certification in the lawsuit against Payday King Carey V. Brown, of Credit Payment Services, for violating the Telephone Consumer Protect ...

Force-Placed Insurance Lawsuit Brought Against Bank of America

Force-Placed Insurance Lawsuit Brought Against Bank of America

On March 28, 2014 Bank of America was hit with another class action on behalf of a nationwide group of borrowers who were subject to the bank’s force-placed insurance policies. The ...

San Francisco MUNI Drivers Overtime Class Action Lawsuit Explained

San Francisco MUNI Drivers Overtime Class Action Lawsuit Explained

San Francisco MUNI bus and train drivers suing the public transit agency for overtime violations are seeking class action certification. The group of current and former train opera ...

Force-Placed Homeowners Insurance Update: New Rules Applicable to Mortgage Servicers

Force-Placed Homeowners Insurance Update: New Rules Applicable to Mortgage Servicers

New mortgage servicer rules were enacted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), effective January 1, 2014. The new rules amend Regulations X and Z, under the Real Esta ...

Google Averts Class Action in Gmail Privacy Lawsuit

Google Averts Class Action in Gmail Privacy Lawsuit

Google has won a major victory in the privacy lawsuit involving the company’s alleged data-mining of private user e-mail messages when a federal judge ruled that millions of Intern ...

Whistleblower Lawsuits On The Rise

Whistleblower claims, or "qui tam" lawsuits, brought under the federal False Claims Act, increased to 753 in 2013, an increase of almost 20% over the previous year.*  These claims resulted in aggregate net recoveries to the federal government of $3.8 billion last year.  For the past four years, whistleblower lawsuits have produced recoveries to the federal government exceeding an aggregate amount of $3 bill ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Global Settlements on the Rise

Coloplast, Inc. may be considering settling a number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits against it for $16 million, Bloomberg reports.  If Coloplast A/S, one of the smaller manufacturers of mesh devices, proceeds with the settlements, legal experts predict an impending global settlement of similar lawsuits against other mesh manufacturers. Coloplast A/S, a Danish medical device company, has reportedly agreed to ...

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Text Spam Class Action Lawsuit Proceeds Against Payday Loan King

A judge in Nevada has granted class action certification in the lawsuit against Payday King Carey V. Brown, of Credit Payment Services, for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with spam-texts. Brown reportedly got his title as the “payday king” by operating a network of payday lending companies including Credit Payment Solutions, MyCashNow.com, PayDayMax.com and DiscountAdvances.com, according t ...

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Force-Placed Insurance Lawsuit Brought Against Bank of America

On March 28, 2014 Bank of America was hit with another class action on behalf of a nationwide group of borrowers who were subject to the bank’s force-placed insurance policies. The complaint, filed in Federal Court in the Northern District of California alleges that Bank of America force-placed flood insurance policies on a San Jose, California woman's home, creating unnecessary and unwarranted coverage. In ...

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San Francisco MUNI Drivers Overtime Class Action Lawsuit Explained

San Francisco MUNI bus and train drivers suing the public transit agency for overtime violations are seeking class action certification. The group of current and former train operators who have joined in the suit has already reached some 2,000+ drivers. The basis of their purported class action lawsuit is that MUNI drivers are not paid for various time spent on the job in violation of the federal Fair Labor ...

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Force-Placed Homeowners Insurance Update: New Rules Applicable to Mortgage Servicers

New mortgage servicer rules were enacted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), effective January 1, 2014. The new rules amend Regulations X and Z, under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Truth in Lending Act, respectively, and create new requirements which must be followed before a mortgage servicer can legally force-place an insurance policy. Force-placed insurance was one of the ...

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Google Averts Class Action in Gmail Privacy Lawsuit

Google has won a major victory in the privacy lawsuit involving the company’s alleged data-mining of private user e-mail messages when a federal judge ruled that millions of Internet users could not proceed in what could have been one of the largest class action lawsuit groups in history. Millions of e-mail users sought to band together as a class claiming Google illegally invaded their privacy and violated ...

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Class Action Lawsuits Brought Against McDonald’s For Wage and Hour Violations

McDonald’s is facing class action lawsuits in multiple states over wage and hour violations from potentially thousands of current and former employees. The employee lawsuits, filed to date in Michigan, New York California, are part of a nationwide movement to increase the minimum wage at the fast-food restaurant chain to $15 per hour. The New York Times reported on the campaign to raise fast-food minimum wa ...

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Pay-for-Delay Lawsuit Involving Nexium Reopened by Federal Court

In the Nexium pay-for-delay multidistrict litigation accusing drug companies of violating antitrust laws by agreeing to delay entry of a generic version of AstraZenca’s heartburn drug Nexium, federal Judge William Young may be reconsidering some of his orders granting the summary judgments to drugmakers. The case stems from the 2008 pay-for-delay deal struck between AstraZeneca, who manufactures the brand n ...

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Whistleblower Protection Now Extends to Employees of Private Contractors

The United States Supreme Court has extended whistleblower protections to private contractors of public companies. The Wall Street Journal reported on the Court’s March 4, 2014 decision wherein the court, in a 6-3 decision led by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, held that whistleblower protections under the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act extend to private contractors and subcontractors of a public company. The case in ...

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