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Class-Action Suit Filed Against Potato Chip Maker over Use of Hawaiian Name

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in Washington state are misleading customers. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Michael Maeda of Honolulu and Iliana Sanchez of …

Proposed Settlement of $51M Reached in Iowa Industrial Pollution Lawsuit

A proposed settlement of more than $51 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over pollution problems at an industrial plant in southeast Iowa. The Muscatine Journal reports that the settlement with Grain Processing Corp. must still be approved …

Jury Awards $7,500 for Each Body in Tennessee Cemetery Class Action Suit

A Tennessee jury has awarded $7,500 for each body at issue in a class-action lawsuit against several funeral homes and a now-closed cemetery where hundreds of bodies were mishandled. The Commercial Appeal reports the jury’s decision was rendered Tuesday, a …

Lawsuit Targets Massachusetts Utility Over Deadly Gas Explosions

A resident of a Massachusetts city rocked by last week’s deadly gas blasts that damaged dozens of homes sued utility operator NiSource Inc on Tuesday, accusing it of inadequately maintaining its distribution system. The proposed class action lawsuit targets NiSource …

$6.95M Settlement Proposed in Lawsuit Against Oklahoma’s Chesapeake Energy

A proposed $6.95 million settlement has been filed to end a class-action lawsuit alleging Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy co-founders Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward conspired to rig bids on leases for land to explore for oil and natural gas in …

Consumer Reports Reaches $16.4M Settlement in Michigan Data Privacy Case

The publisher of Consumer Reports magazine has reached a $16.375 million settlement of a lawsuit claiming it violated Michigan privacy law by selling readers’ subscription and personal data to third parties without their consent. A preliminary settlement of the proposed …

Gender Pay Class Action in California Against Google Dismissed

Google Inc. won dismissal of a California class-action lawsuit alleging the company systematically paid male employees more than females. The class proposed by the plaintiffs, covering “all women employed by Google in California,” is too broad, San Francisco Superior Court …

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 …