Archive for Class Actions

Public Storage Insurance Scam Investigation

Public Storage Insurance Scam Investigation

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by customers of Public Storage that the company may have engaged in illegal activity by charging excessive premiums for self-storage, without disclosing that a significant portion of the premiums were being diverted directly to Public Storage.  This practice…

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VW Emissions Lawsuit

VW Emissions Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP was among the first law firms in California to file a class action lawsuit alleging that Volkswagen may have installed software on several diesel models as a means of cheating on VW emission tests conducted by U.S. regulators.  The actions of VW…

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FedEx Drivers Deemed Employees By Federal Court

FedEx Drivers Deemed Employees By Federal Court

In a recent opinion issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Express delivery drivers have been legally classified as employees of FedEx, rather than independent contractors as was argued by the company.  Audet & Partners, LLP has handled many wage and hour employment…

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Bair Hugger Body Warming Device Lawsuit

Bair Hugger Body Warming Device Lawsuit

Post-Surgery Bair Hugger Linked to Dangerous Infections Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims that the Bair Hugger warming device may lead to serious infections in patients having undergone hip and knee replacement surgery. Patients suffering dangerous bacterial infections have alleged that 3M, the manufacturer…

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Uber Driver Lawsuit Deems Drivers “Employees”

Uber Driver Lawsuit Deems Drivers “Employees”

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that the California Labor Commission has sided with an Uber driver and held that the driver is considered an employee rather than an independent contractor under California state law.  In the case before the Labor Commission, Barbara Ann Berwick, an…

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Class Action Lawsuit

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Class Action Lawsuit

Join the Santa Barbara Oil Spill Class Action Lawsuit On July 7, 2015, Audet & Partners, LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, on behalf of businesses harmed as a result of the recent…

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Employee Lawsuits Upheld Under Private Attorneys General Act

Employee Lawsuits Upheld Under Private Attorneys General Act

Employee Lawsuits May Proceed Under PAGA 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 Angeles, LLC, however, the…

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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 class action, however, certain criteria must be met. “Certification”…

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TCPA Lawsuit Costs Wells Fargo $14.5 Million

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.  Lead plaintiff Lillian Franklin had brought the lawsuit against…

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Whistleblower Lawsuits Continue to Grow in 2014

Whistleblower Lawsuits Continue to Grow in 2014

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has released its report on whistleblower complaints for Fiscal Year 2014 which ended on September 30, 2014.  The Report stated that the SEC received 3,620 tips from whistleblowers in 2014, an increase…

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