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Mastercard Battles Attempts to Expand Scope of $19B Class Action in UK

LONDON – Mastercard, a global payment processor, is battling attempts to add about 14 million deceased people to a 14 billion pound-plus ($19.3 billion) British class action in an effort to limit the scope of the historic case. A Mastercard …

Mastercard Faces $18.6B Class Action in UK

Mastercard Inc. faces the prospect of a 14 billion-pound ($18.6 billion) UK class action — the largest of its kind — after losing another battle at the country’s highest court over illegal swipe fees. The Supreme Court ruled in favor …

Students Seek Refund of Tuition, Fees from Georgia’s University System Amid Pandemic

Students who took online classes at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology due to the pandemic are now seeking a return of some tuition and fees. The students filed two class-action lawsuits this month, The Atlanta …

Australia Clamps Down on Litigation Funders Following Surge in Class Action Lawsuits

The Australian government is tightening regulatory scrutiny of wealthy litigation funders, clamping down on the industry following a surge in costly class action lawsuits. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday that litigation funders will be required to hold an Australian …

NiSource Settles Massachusetts Gas Explosion Lawsuits for $143M

Utility operator NiSource Inc on Monday said it will pay $143 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by residents and businesses that suffered losses caused by a series of gas explosions in three Massachusetts communities last year. NiSource and …

California Judges Target Class Actions That Benefit Lawyers Over Consumers

Federal judges in California are cracking down on warped incentives in class-action lawsuits, exerting tighter oversight of settlements that provide hefty fees for plaintiff lawyers but no meaningful benefit for those harmed by corporate misdeeds. A recent example was the …

Australia’s CBA Threatened with Large Class Action over Money Laundering Charges

A law firm threatened on Wednesday to file a class action suit against Commonwealth Bank of Australia for allegedly failing to disclose that it was facing money-laundering charges, in the latest headache for Australia’s biggest listed company. Without revealing its …

Uber to Pay $28M to Settle Claims over Its ‘Safe Rides Fee’

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will pay $28.5 million to settle claims that a $1 “safe rides fee” charged to riders was misleading because its background checks on drivers aren’t as rigorous as the company advertised. The company said in …

2,000 Corn Farmers, Handlers, Exporters Sue Syngenta

About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward. The lawsuits allege Syngenta’s introduction of a new genetically modified …

Illinois’ Madison County a Center for Asbestos Lawsuits

Few of the tourists who drive old Route 66 through this rural Illinois town are aware of its true economic engine: a booming business in asbestos lawsuits that attracts law firms from across the country. Since 2005, those lawsuits have …