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Disneyland Faces Suit From 25K Employees Over Pay

Legal argument is tied to whether the city is subsidizing the company

(Newser) - More than 25,000 Disneyland employees, many of whom say they can't get by on what they're paid, have joined a class-action lawsuit seeking a living wage. According to a 2018 study, 11% of Disneyland employees said they had experienced homelessness in the past two years, 68% said...

Subway: Stick a Fork in This Lawsuit, It's Done

Sandwich chain files to have puzzling tuna lawsuit dismissed

(Newser) - Subway has had enough and would prefer to focus on sandwiches. The sandwich chain has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit against it, calling it frivolous. Two people in California filed a class-action lawsuit—Amin at el v Subway Restaurants Inc et al—earlier this year claiming...

Guy Sues Over Hawaiian Rolls Made in California

King's Hawaiian did originate in Hilo, but that was decades ago, New York's Robert Galinsky argues

(Newser) - Truth in advertising is important to most people, but especially to Robert Galinsky. UPI reports that the Yonkers, NY, resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against King's Hawaiian, a maker of Hawaiian sweet rolls based in Torrance, Calif.—hence leading to Galinsky's complaint. In his suit, Galinsky...

Google+ Users, You Could Be in the Money

About $12 worth in a class action lawsuit

(Newser) - Former Google+ users could be eligible for a settlement due to leaked data, but go ahead and spend it all in one place because it's about $12. Americans who used the social media platform that was active between 2011 and 2019 have begun receiving emails announcing a $7.5...

iPhone Owners Can File Now for $25 Slowdown Settlement
Filing Opens in
iPhone Settlement

Filing Opens in iPhone Settlement

Apple to pay about $25 to each owner who endured slowdown over battery issue

(Newser) - Filing has opened for iPhone owners wanting their cash settlement over battery issues. Apple will pay about $25 to each owner under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, MacRumors reports, after the manufacturer admitted slowing down older iPhones to head off shutdowns caused by degraded batteries. Apple's payments are...

Liberty University Accused of Profiting Off Pandemic

Student sues in effort to have fees refunded

(Newser) - A new lawsuit accuses Liberty University of profiting off the coronavirus pandemic by offering reduced services while refusing to refund student fees. The class-action suit—filed Monday by "Student A," who opted for anonymity "out of fear of retaliation and harassment"—claims Liberty allowed students to...

Zoom Hid Security Flaws: Shareholder

Class-action lawsuit also claims unauthorized disclosure of personal info

(Newser) - Shares in videoconferencing app Zoom hit record highs at the end of last month as COVID-19 forced people to work and socialize from home. Then came the drop, coinciding with concerns about " zoombombing " and other security and privacy issues. Another drop in stock price came Tuesday, with shares...

Lawsuits Mount Against Popular Hair-Care Line
Lawsuits Mount Against
Popular Hair-Care Line
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Lawsuits Mount Against Popular Hair-Care Line

Users of DevaCurl say it makes their hair fall out

(Newser) - DevaCurl products offering to tame frizzy hair have been "the focus and center" of the natural hair movement over the past two decades, Florida hair stylist Stephanie Mero tells NPR . Indeed, the New York Times describes a cult-like following by curly-haired women and men, some of whom used DevaCurl'...

Staffer Sues After Bloomberg Lays Everyone Off

Donna Wood files proposed class-action suit

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg, from candidate to defendant? Maybe. Bloomberg had reportedly planned to pay presidential campaign staffers through the November election regardless of whether he made it to the finish line. The now-former candidate changed course on Friday, with the New York Times reporting that in lieu of that plan and...

Apple Settles Suit for $25 per iPhone Owner

Company slowed older phones to keep batteries going

(Newser) - Owners of iPhones could receive $25 from Apple after the company agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims over intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve older batteries. Apple and lawyers representing iPhone consumers agreed to a deal stemming from Apple's 2017 admission that it was...

Baseball Is Being Sued— by Fantasy Players

They say their bets were tainted by the Astros' cheating

(Newser) - The MLB is urging a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by five fans who say their fantasy baseball scores suffered because the Houston Astros stole signs . The plaintiffs are suing the MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Astros, and the Boston Red Sox (also accused of stealing signs ),...

Delta Workers Just Sued Lands' End
Delta Workers
Just Sued
Lands' End

Delta Workers Just Sued Lands' End

Class-action filing blames rashes, breathing issues on uniforms

(Newser) - Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class-action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands' End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious medical problems. The first lawsuit against the Atlanta-based airline was filed in October with a second on Tuesday in federal...

California Student Sues TikTok
California Student
Sues TikTok

California Student Sues TikTok

Class-action suit says video-sharing app has 'vacuumed up' user data, sent to China

(Newser) - In March or April of this year, Palo Alto college student Misty Hong says she downloaded the TikTok app, designed to create and share short videos. Now her complaints against the service have turned into a class-action lawsuit, alleging that TikTok has secretly taken user data and transferred it without...

Impossible Whopper Needs Its Own Grill, Lawsuit Says

Vegan customer says Burger King order came with meat residue

(Newser) - Burger King has been hit with a class-action lawsuit arguing that the chain's Impossible Burger isn't the vegan sandwich it's advertised to be, because it's typically cooked on the same grills as meat. That means the Impossible comes with meat residue, which the menu doesn't...

Judge to Sheriff: You Can't Put Signs in Sex Offenders' Yards

Gary Long wanted to keep trick-or-treaters away from certain homes on Halloween

(Newser) - A wrench has been thrown in a Georgia official's plan to keep kids away from sex offenders on Halloween. CNN reports that US District Court Judge Marc Treadwell issued a preliminary injunction for three plaintiffs who objected to Butts County Sheriff Gary Long's decision to place signs in...

Lawsuit: Fortnite Designed to Be as Addictive as Cocaine

Could become class-action suit in Canada

(Newser) - The maker of the wildly popular video game Fortnite is facing a new lawsuit that has nothing to do with dance moves . Addiction to the third-person shooter game "has real consequences on the lives of players, many of whom … do not eat, do not shower, and no longer...

Suit: Premium Dairy's Cows Surrounded by Dirt, Concrete

Class-action complaint against Tillamook creamery says most cows' life isn't as idyllic as advertised

(Newser) - Visit the website of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, and you'll view photos of "pampered" cows roaming freely in verdant fields. A new lawsuit from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, however, takes issue with this idyllic imagery from the company that churns out Tillamook-brand butter, cheese, ice cream,...

Thousands of Au Pairs to Share $65M Settlement

Suit said agencies colluded to keep pay low

(Newser) - About 10,000 live-in child care workers from around the world will share in a class-action settlement in a case that challenged whether they should be treated as employees entitled to minimum wage or members of the family learning about the US while helping out at home. US District Judge...

Fire Wiped Out Their Masters. Now the Artists Are Suing

They want Universal Music Group to pay up over devastating 2008 blaze

(Newser) - In 2008, a fire at Universal Studios Hollywood also hit a vault of master music recordings owned by Universal Music Group. The full scope of the damage wasn't revealed until earlier this month, when a New York Times investigation labeled it "the biggest disaster in the history of...

Wells Fargo Takes 'Important Step in Making Things Right'

Company will pay at least $385M to settle class-action suit on auto loans, car insurance

(Newser) - Wells Fargo has agreed to pay at least $385 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it signed up thousands of auto loan customers for costly car insurance without their consent, resulting in many having their vehicles repossessed. The bank filed the agreement Thursday in a federal court in Santa...

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