Law News For You Provided by LawyersandSettlements.com
January 22, 2020
Twitter Facebook LinkedIn
LEGAL NEWS | HOT LEGAL ISSUES | GET LEADS

INDUSTRY EVENTS

Online Legal Marketing, the marketer behind LawyersandSettlements.com, attends a number of industry events throughout the country. If you plan to attend, please be sure to stop by our booth. We'd love to meet you! Or, better yet, call to set up an appointment at 1.888.881.7330 or email sales@lawyersandsettlements.com.

LEGAL MARKETING BLOG

Marketing Your Firm to Millennials Part II: Social Media
Marketing Your Firm to Millennials Part II: Social Media
Millennials learn about things online primarily through the use of social media.  The trend in legal marketing has been toward search engine optimization (SEO), but according to software and services provider SDL, most millennials prefer Facebook and Twitter over search engines for content discovery.

Latest Lawsuit News & Legal Information

Ninth Circuit Affirms $54.6 Wage Award for Walmart Truckers
Ninth Circuit Affirms $54.6 Wage Award for Walmart Truckers
San Francisco, CA On January 6, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a $54.6 million jury award for Wal-mart's truck drivers under the provisions of California labor law. Wal-mart had challenged the 2016 District Court decision in Ridgeway v. Walmart, Inc. on a variety of grounds, including lack of jurisdiction, the certification of a class of similarly situated plaintiffs and the applicability of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.

E-Cigarette Lawsuit Claims Deceptive Advertising, Fraud
E-Cigarette Lawsuit Claims Deceptive Advertising, Fraud
Eugene, OR Among other e-cigarette side effects, Kewmarse Imani, who began JUULing in 2018, is now addicted to nicotine and will struggle with that addiction for life. Imani v. JUUL Labs, Inc. and Altria Group, Inc., a class action lawsuit, claims that his nicotine addiction is the result of a permanent injury to his developing brain and that he suffered a seizure because of exposure to the toxic substances in JUUL.

New Research: Brief Heat Exposure Increases Zantac Cancer Odds
New Research: Brief Heat Exposure Increases Zantac Cancer Odds
Washington, DC Emery Pharma, a California-based testing laboratory has reported that Zantac appears to produce unacceptably high levels of cancer-causing N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) when exposed to heat for as little as five days. Brief periods of modestly inadequate temperature control can easily occur during transport, storage or even in consumer’s home. These findings have sparked new calls for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall of Zantac and related generic drugs and will likely fuel class action Zantac cancer lawsuits (ZANTAC) already underway.

California Employment Laws include Wage & Hour and Misclassification Updates
California Employment Laws include Wage & Hour and Misclassification Updates
Sacramento, CA Many new California employment and labor laws went into effect this January 1, 2020. If you are a California  employer, employee or independent contractor, it’s a good idea to review these new laws that have been passed as they might impact you.  

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit
Washington, DC On January 13, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Thole v. U.S. Bank, NA, an ERISA lawsuit (ERISA) that has major implications for the rights of participants and beneficiaries to sue plan sponsors under the basic legal framework of ERISA. The defendant plan sponsor will argue that the plaintiff retirees have no standing to sue over alleged breaches of fiduciary duty because they have not suffered any individual financial loss. The defendant plan sponsor will ask the Court to affirm an Eighth Circuit decision that limits participants’ rights to oversee investment management decisions.

More Ranitidine Cancer Concerns Lead to Zantac Lawsuits
More Ranitidine Cancer Concerns Lead to Zantac Lawsuits
Santa Clara, CA Since the FDA last September reported that minute amounts of a carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was detected in Zantac, along with several other heartburn medications, a number of Zantac cancer lawsuits have followed.

ADVERTISEMENT
Zantac JUUL StemCell Talc Roundup CA LaborNTL?

Disneyland Workers file a lawsuit alleging they aren’t paid Minimum Wage
Disneyland Workers file a lawsuit alleging they aren’t paid Minimum Wage
Anaheim, CA All Disney employees are entitled to minimum wage, from bellhop to barista, Mickie and Minnie. But five current and former workers claim that the entertainment behemoth has violated the California labor law by failing to pay its workers minimum wage, failing to pay overtime and all wages owed at termination.

Target Red Card Lawsuit Poised to Settle for $8.2 Million
Target Red Card Lawsuit Poised to Settle for $8.2 Million
San Diego, CA On December 2, the Southern District of California granted preliminary approval to the settlement of a class action lawsuit that shone a light on the real cost of Target’s Red Card purchases for thousands of Target shoppers since 2012. The store-branded payment card permitted Target to charge Returned Payment Fees (RPFs) of $20 to $40 in addition to multiple bank overdraft fees on purchases for which there were insufficient funds in a customer’s account.

California Uber Drivers Survive Motion to Dismiss, Lose Preliminary Injunction
California Uber Drivers Survive Motion to Dismiss, Lose Preliminary Injunction
San Francisco, CA On December 16, Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California denied Uber’s Motion to Dismiss a class action California labor lawsuit that claims Uber drivers were misclassified as independent contractors under standards set out in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court. However, in Colopy v. Uber Techs Inc., Judge Chen also denied the drivers’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. The injunction would have required the ride-hailing giant to begin to treat drivers as employees immediately.

Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet?
Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet?
San Francisco Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto was the first federal trial and the March 2019  verdict is considered a milestone in the continuing Roundup cancer debate. Hardeman claimed his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by glyphosate in Roundup weed killer and the company knew its product was carcinogenic but deliberately misled the public.

Hot Legal Issues

Read more on new and hot lawsuits >


REACH LAWYERS

Advertise on Online Legal Media's weekly Class Action Newsletter to 60,000 lawyers:
See our exclusive packages >


POSSIBLE NEW CASES, EMERGING ISSUES

Take advantage of our experienced research team and receive free daily notification of new emerging issues and possible new cases.
Find out more >

No cost PR for your verdicts and settlementsPublish your verdicts and settlements at no charge


LETTER TO EDITOR

Please feel free to contact our newsletter editor with your comments or suggestions.
Contact editor >

Lawyers: Seeking Clients?
Advertise with Online Legal Media for a steady stream of potential clients. Over 3 million visitors annually!
Advertise With Us
Not A Subscriber?
Stay informed on new cases and settlements by subscribing to our newsletter for a low annual fee.
Subscribe Now

Visit All Online Legal Media Websites

LawyersandSettlements.comBigClassAction.comCALaborLawNews.comHealthEffectsOfAsbestos.comOnlineLegalMarketing.comOnlineLegalMedia.com
CONTACT US
UNSUBSCRIBE
If you no longer want to receive this newsletter, please click > [UNSUBSCRIBE]
The information provided in this newsletter has been prepared by Online Legal Media, and is for general informational purposes only. The information in this newsletter may be considered advertising under various states rules governing lawyer professional conduct.

You should not act, or refrain from acting, based upon any information on this newsletter. This information does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The information provided in this newsletter is not privileged and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Submitting a case evaluation or any type of response or other information through this newsletter will not create an attorney-client relationship and nothing contained in this newsletter is to be considered an offer to represent you.

Information appearing in this newsletter may only be reproduced in its entirety (without modification, and must include this Notice) for the individual reader's personal or educational use. Transmission of the information appearing in this newsletter is not intended to create, and its receipt by the reader does not establish or constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Online Legal Media  849 Almar Avenue, Suite C-197, Santa Cruz, CA, USA 95060

© 2001-2020 Online Legal Media. All Rights Reserved.