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Federal appeals court reverses dismissal of class action over Intel putting employee retirement savings in allegedly risky investments

By Karen Kidd | Nov 30, 2018

A plaintiff must have actual knowledge, rather than constructive knowledge, to trigger a three-year limitation in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claim, a federal appeals court ruled earlier this week.

Appeals court returns class action to lower court after only $225,000 paid out to class members, but $12M awarded to attorneys and third-party universities

By John Breslin | Nov 30, 2018

Attorneys involved in a class-action lawsuit must return to a lower court to renegotiate close to $9 millon in fees awarded, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court has ruled, following an objection that affected class members only received $225,000 out of a $12-million settlement.

9th District court reinstates class action against USA Water Polo over athlete's concussion-related injury

By Karen Kidd | Nov 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. appeals court this week resuscitated a case against USA Water Polo for allegedly failing to protect a teenage athlete who was allowed to return to play despite suffering a concussion during a tournament in 2014.

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