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California Supreme Court recalculates overtime rules

By Michael McGrady | Mar 24, 2018

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of employee-friendly overtime rules in a decision that will drastically impact employers all over the state.

Judge tosses case against Volkswagen, states plaintiff did not sufficiently plead reliance

By Michael McGrady | Mar 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Earlier this month, a federal judge in California dismissed a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen AG after a group of bondholders sued the company over its controversial “clean diesel” incident and its alleged unlawful marketing practices.

Class action suit advances against Google, Huawei

By Michael McGrady | Mar 17, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tech giants Google and Huawei were dealt a significant blow as a federal district judge in California has dismissed a motion to abandon the proceedings of a class action lawsuit against the two companies for the widespread “bootlooping” controversy with the popular Nexus 6P cell phone.

Identity theft victim wins nearly $120,000 in FDCPA case; lawyer takes big cut

By Michael McGrady | Mar 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A federal district judge has ordered that the defendants in a case pertaining to the unlawful collection of debts levied against a victim of identity theft is to award $118,204 to the plaintiff.

TransUnion to pay $60 million in damages in credit-reporting case tied to federal watch list

By Michael McGrady | Sep 1, 2017

SACREMENTO – TransUnion has been ordered to pay out approximately $60 million in damages after a California federal jury determined the credit-reporting company misidentified individuals as being on a federal watch list that includes potential terrorists and drug traffickers.

Uber increases settlement in 'safe rides' suit to $32.5 million

By Michael McGrady | Jun 21, 2017

As the popular ride-sharing giant Uber is at the forefront of controversy, the firm also finds itself upping its settlement in a class-action lawsuit that claims that its customers were misled about so-called safe rides fees and the screening process for drivers, among other alleged improprieties documented in a suit filed with a California federal court.

Controversial consumer protection bill is abandoned by sponsor

By Michael McGrady | Jun 8, 2017

A senate proposal pushed by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been declared inactive by the bill sponsor after a major outpouring of opposition to the legislation ultimately threatened the bill’s passage.

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