9th Circuit Allows Plaintiffs Who Won $6M Verdict Against Walmart to Sue for More

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday revived a whistleblower lawsuit against Walmart Stores that alleges the retailer violated California labor laws by failing to pay employees for the time they spent waiting at security checkpoints after clocking out. The appellate panel reversed a US District Court decision that found the plaintiff’s claims were … Read more

Fired workers sue First Guaranty Mortgage over lack of notice

Another terminated employee who spoke to MPA said the tactic is not unusual for First Guaranty Mortgage. Another round of layoffs – albeit a much smaller one involving some 50 workers – occurred last March after PIMCO pulled its investment in the lender, he said. The following month, between 30 and 50 people were laid … Read more

New York AG, City Sue ‘Ghost Gun’ Distributors for Fueling Gun Violence

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against multiple gun distributors for fueling a gun violence crisis and endangering New Yorkers. James alleges that 10 gun distributors sold tens of thousands of illegal, unfinished frames and receivers to New Yorkers that were then … Read more

California Assembly Endorses Plan to Allow Citizens to Sue Those Who Provide Dangerous Firearms

A first-in-the-nation law that enables private citizens to sue manufacturers of “dangerous” firearms passed on Monday in the Assembly. The bill, backed by Gov. Newsom, returns to the Senate for consideration later in the week. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, sponsored Senate Bill 1327, notes that the state Legislature “declares that the proliferation of firearms … Read more

Oregon Business Groups Sue Over Heat and Smoke Worker Protections

Some Oregon business groups are suing over the state’s new job site rules mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke. Regulations adopted by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division mandate that employers act once the temperature or air quality reaches a certain threshold. The heat rules took … Read more

Parents of Nex Mexico Kids Injured in Crash Sue Car Driver, Insurance

The parents of three New Mexico children injured in a crash involving an Albuquerque Public Schools bus four months ago have filed a lawsuit against the driver of the speeding car involved and his insurance company. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that the 2nd Judicial District Court suit was filed on behalf of parents of … Read more

Amazon Customers Can Sue over Lack of Toxic Warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has left intact a ruling that allows customers to sue Amazon.com for failing to warn buyers that some products it sells may contain hazardous substances such as mercury. The court in its decision Wednesday denied a request by Amazon’s lawyers to review a lower court ruling that … Read more

Deutsche Bank Investors Can Sue in U.S. Over Epstein, Russian Oligarch Ties

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! A U.S. judge on Monday said shareholders can sue Deutsche Bank for allegedly hiding shortfalls in its internal controls while doing business with risky, ultra-rich clients like the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Russian oligarchs. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said shareholders may try … Read more

‘Top Gun’ Heirs Sue Paramount Over ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! The family of the author whose article inspired the 1986 Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun” on Monday sued Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement over this year’s blockbuster sequel “Top Gun: Maverick.” According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court, the Paramount Global unit failed … Read more

US Sheep Herders Sue Employers for Cartel-Like Wage Suppression

Sheep herders in the U.S. West have banded together to sue their employers, accusing them of operating an illegal cartel that artificially suppresses their wages, according to court documents filed Wednesday in Nevada. The case could have implications for how antitrust laws are applied to labor markets, according to legal experts, as the Biden administration … Read more