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Part 7: Securities Fraud: When "good" Investments Disappear
Part 7: Securities Fraud: When "good" Investments Disappear
The nest egg stories Cases of investment and securities fraud come in many sizes. It is hard not to feel for middle aged and older individuals who have seen their life savings and pension investments shrivel or disappear while under the supposedly watchful eye of some third party.

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Truckers Fight Against Bill AB5, No Backup from Teamsters or State of California
Truckers Fight Against Bill AB5, No Backup from Teamsters or State of California
Santa Clara, CA Uber and other gig-based companies aren’t the only ones battling California labor law Assembly Bill 5.  Late last year, the Western States Trucking Association and the California Trucking Association also filed lawsuits challenging AB5 and its “ABC test”, which has now been challenged by the state and the Teamsters.

Monsanto Roundup Cancer Appeal, Bayer Blames Coronavirus
Monsanto Roundup Cancer Appeal, Bayer Blames Coronavirus
Santa Clara, CA A hearing by a California appeals court has been scheduled for June 2 in the case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto. Johnson was the first cancer victim to take Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) to court. His case garnered attention worldwide and opened the floodgates for tens of thousands of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits.

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Mandatory Arbitration Amendments Thwart Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuits
Mandatory Arbitration Amendments Thwart Excessive Overdraft Fee Lawsuits
Washington, DC Even with a promising bank overdraft fees lawsuit, checking account consumers can find themselves suddenly, unexpectedly blocked by an obligation to arbitrate disputes with a bank or credit union. Consumers are often not even aware that they have signed these agreements. Under recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, that can be the end of a class action lawsuit.

The Gig Economy v. Assembly Bill 5
The Gig Economy v. Assembly Bill 5
San Jose, CA When the Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) was signed in September 2019, Uber and Lyft said they'd sponsor a ballot initiative to take the issue to California voters in November 2020. To date, over $110 million has been raised and more than a million signatures collected to sponsor the initiative known as the "Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act", which could exempt some companies from AB5 written into the California labor law. Labor and employment lawyer Michael Warren with the McManis Faulkner law firm says Uber and others will need more than money and signatures.

California Sues Uber and Lyft
California Sues Uber and Lyft
San Francisco, CA On May 5, Attorney General Xavier Becerra  filed a lawsuit on behalf of the State of California alleging that Uber and Lyft have misclassified  on-demand drivers as independent contractors in violation of  the California Labor Code, Wage Orders and Unemployment Compensation laws.

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