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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Accused of “Gouging” Consumers with Multiple NSF FeesPhiladelphia, PA “Gouging” is often implied, but rarely actually said excessive overdraft fee lawsuits. But there it is, in the class action lawsuit’s description of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s practice of charging multiple $28 insufficient fee charges for the same transaction and PFCU’s legal duty not to “[exercise] its discretion to enrich itself and gouge its customers.” It’s hot language, but a simple story.
Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma to shape ERISA fiduciary lawsuitsWashington, DC -- On December 4, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments
in an ERISA lawsuit that may have lasting implications for the ability of plan participants to sue over mismanagement of retirement funds. As Christopher Sulyma argues in his Supreme Court brief, ERISA plan participants should not be assumed to know about (and perhaps have consented to) suspect financial decisions disclosed in a “Russian nesting doll” style series of linked online documents.
Delta Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $3.5 MillionLos Angeles, CA
Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $3.5 million to a class of approximately 3,300 past and present Delta workers to settle claims that the airline failed to pay overtime as required under the provisions of California labor law. The dispute centered on a complicated pay formula that included shift differential pay, non-discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing payments, and the fair market value of employee travel passes.
Consumers Bring DoorDash Lawsuit over Stolen TipsSan Francisco, CA
DoorDash customers, Jennifer Peter and Karson Theiss, have filed a class action lawsuit
in the Northern District of California alleging that DoorDash’s practice of pocketing tips intended for delivery drivers is an unfair business practice that misleads those who use the delivery service. Many who follow the litigation surrounding DoorDash may already be familiar with California labor lawsuits that claim
that DoorDash drivers are misclassified as independent contractors.
Has J&J Lost Its Way?Philadelphia, PA:
One of thousands of Risperdal
cases pending in the Philadelphia court system has resulted in a whopping $8 billion in damages awarded to a single plaintiff who claimed he developed breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. Plaintiff Nicholas Murray’s lawyers told the jury following the verdict that, “Johnson and Johnson is a company which has lost its way.”
Halliburton Settles California Labor LawsuitSanta Clara, CA:
A former truck driver for Halliburton Energy Services on October 3 told a California Federal Court that they are working on an agreement to settle a lawsuit claiming California labor law violations. The settlement notice said the court will be asked to voluntarily dismiss plaintiff Luis Guerrero’s allegations against one of the world's largest oil field service companies.
Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8 Million Settlement City, CA
On October 4, the Northern District of California approved a settlement
that will pay roughly 2,000 Southwest Airlines pilots close to $19 million for benefits that Southwest allegedly failed to credit during short periods of military leave. The lawsuit that prompted the settlement is grounded in the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), rather than the provisions of California labor law.
College Athletes: Fair Pay to Play ActSacramento, CA
Gov. Gavin Newsome signed the Fair Play to Pay Act into law on September 30. The law would prevent California state and private universities from prohibiting student athletes from making money from endorsement deals. So far, the coverage has focused on looming disputes and likely lawsuits between the schools and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, rather than the finer points of California labor law.
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