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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, …

Residents Sue Oregon Glass Company over Pollution Concerns

Seven Portland, Ore. residents are filing a class-action lawsuit against a city glass manufacturer over pollution concerns. The Oregonian reported that the suit claims Bullseye Glass was negligent and reckless in burning heavy metals in furnaces that lacked pollution controls. …

Oregon Resident Files Class Action Against DraftKings, FanDuel

An Oregon resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against two daily fantasy sports sites, claiming the businesses are operating illegal online sports betting. The Oregonian reported that Polk County resident Brandon Peck filed the suit in federal court in Portland …

Class Action Follows California Commissioner’s Decision in Applied Dispute

A decision from the California Department of Insurance has workers’ compensation carrier Applied Underwriters and one of its companies on the defensive, and now a class action suit has been filed seeking to recover premiums paid by insureds to one of its large …

Judge Bars Uber from Imposing New Contract on Drivers in Pay Suit

Uber Technologies Inc. was barred from imposing a new contract on drivers who are suing the company to be treated like employees after a federal judge said the reworded agreement is confusing. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco …

Judge in California Grants Class Action Status in Farmers Female Attorneys Suit

A U.S. District judge in California has granted class action status to a suit brought by female attorneys against Farmers Insurance for discriminatory practices. The initial suit was filed on behalf of Lynne Coates, who her attorney said was paid less …

Settlement OK’d in Class-Action Suit Against Tulsa Appraisal Firm

A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former residents of the old mining town of Picher, Okla., against a Tulsa-based appraisal firm involved with the federal buyout of property in the area. The Joplin Globe …

$7.1M Settlement in Louisiana Red-Light Camera Suit OK’d

A $7.1 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving the controversial red-light camera system used in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish from 2007 until 2010 has been approved. The Advocate reports checks will go out in January to 147,000 people who were …