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New Jersey Court Nixes Class-Action Status for TGI Friday’s Drink Suit

A lawsuit accusing restaurant chain TGI Friday’s of violating consumer fraud laws with its drink pricing can’t go ahead as a class action that could have included millions of members, but a similar case involving Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants can, …

Wal-Mart Greeter Who Became Plaintiff in Historic Class Action Dies In California

The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died. A niece, Rita Roland, says Betty Dukes died July 10 at her …

Connecticut Insurers: Homes Must Fall Down to be Eligible for Coverage

Connecticut residents whose home foundations are crumbling are facing a perplexing problem with their insurance policies: The damage won’t be covered unless their homes collapse. More than two dozen insurance companies being sued in federal court by 40 homeowners recently …

In Arkansas Lawsuit, Farmers Blame Herbicide for Crop Damage

A group of Arkansas farmers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the herbicide dicamba that they blame for damaging their crops. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Jonesboro, Arkansas, against Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. …

Oregon Woman Sues Airbnb Alleging Discrimination

A Clackamas County, Ore. woman has filed a lawsuit against vacation-rental website Airbnb, saying the site facilitates discrimination against black users. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Patricia Harrington has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Airbnb of violating Oregon’s public accommodation laws. …

Suit Filed in California Says Kona Co. Dupes Those Seeking Hawaii-Made Beer

A class-action lawsuit says Kona Brewing Co. leads customers to believe they are buying made-in-Hawaii beer. The lawsuit filed in California is against Craft Brew Alliance, which advertises, markets, distributes and sells the Kona brand. Craft Brew Alliance spokeswoman Jenny …

Missouri Courthouse Asbestos Case Settles for $80M

An $80 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over removal of asbestos during renovation of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports $25 million will go toward attorney’s fees and the cost …

Class-Action Suit Filed Against South Carolina Town Over Speeding Ordinance

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Clarendon County, South Carolina town of Turbeville for its practice of charging speeders under an ordinance that allows the town to keep the fines rather than the state. The State newspaper in …

Judge Grants Class Action Status to West Virginia Miner Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by miners in West Virginia who say they were unlawfully laid off in Wyoming County has been certified as a class action. The Register-Herald reports Judge Irene Berger granted the certification Tuesday in Beckley federal court. The …

Dallas Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $500M in Hip Implants Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $502 million to a group of patients who accused the company of hiding flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that caused the devices to prematurely fail and left them facing surgeries and pain, …