Germ-X, the company that makes the popular brand of hand sanitizer, can’t protect against the coronavirus but has falsely claimed it could fight off COVID-19, which has most people in the United States and around the world homebound due to fear of more infections and related deaths. According to a report on Law360, several Germ-X buyers sued Vi-Jon Inc. alleging that the St. Louis-based company markets its hand sanitizer as a way to prevent the flu and other viruses even though there is no evidence to support that claim. …Read the rest »
Category: Class Action
Class Action - Bisnar Chase Blog
Class action lawsuits are filed against a company or corporation when there are multiple plaintiffs who are seeking damages. Bisnar Chase has filed several class action lawsuits against negligent corporations and provides news about ongoing class action lawsuits here in our blog.
Parents who purchased Infants’ Tylenol in the past six years could get money back from a $6.3 million lawsuit settlement with manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. According to a USA Today news report, the medicine’s packaging that features a picture of a mother holding her baby and a label that says “infants” misleads consumers into thinking that Infants’ Tylenol is specially formulated for infants, the class-action lawsuit argued. …Read the rest »
A new class action lawsuit brought against Amazon and Ring have raised issues over hacking incidents that exposed consumer data to identity thieves and other disturbing intrusions. According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, the plaintiff, John Baker Orange, filed the class action lawsuit Dec. 26 in California alleging that Amazon and Ring’s lax security standards and defective design left their cameras vulnerable to hackers, potentially exposing his children to danger. …Read the rest »
Los Angeles-based video game developer, Riot Games, has agreed to pay out about $10 million to women who worked at the company in the last five years as part of a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over alleged gender discrimination. According to a KTLA news report, the lawsuit was filed in November 2018 when two women who worked at the company that makes the popular “League of Legends” game sued over violations of the California Equal Pay Act and alleged that they were routinely subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination. …Read the rest »
Fast food giant McDonald’s is set to pay $26 million to settle claims which involved not compensating 38,000 employees in wages at corporate-run stores across California. According to a CBS news report, the preliminary agreement settles a long battle that began in 2013 when a McDonald’s worker in Los Angeles, Maria Sanchez, filed a lawsuit against the company with three other members signing on. The lawsuit accused the fast food giant of wage theft as far back as 2009.
San Diego Unified School District has voted to join Los Angeles in a class action lawsuit accusing e-cigarette manufacturer Juul of targeting teenagers with flavored vaping products. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the Board of Education voted 5-0 in favor of joining the Los Angeles Unified School District in their lawsuit against Juul. San Diego has not yet formally filed its suit. …Read the rest »
Long lines are not the only thing you have to fear at the DMV. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, thousands of drivers in California have had their Social Security numbers exposed in a data breach that gave federal agencies unauthorized access. According to the Times, the breach also showed which drivers do not have social security numbers making it especially concerning for undocumented immigrants who were issued driver’s licenses. Apparently, federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, had access to this information. …Read the rest »
The Walt Disney Company has asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to block a group of 10 female employees who are suing over pay discrimination from getting class-action status. According to a Fox Business news report, the corporation is arguing that the women’s claims are too specific to be able to apply to its entire workforce. A putative class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of two women last April alleged that Disney engaged in gender-based pay discrimination towards women employees. …Read the rest »
DoorDash, the food delivery company, said that 4.9 million customers, delivery workers and merchants had their information stolen by hackers. According to a report on Techcrunch.com, the breach occurred on May 4, but added that customers who joined after April 5, 2018 are not affected by the breach. DoorDash is blaming the breach on a third-party service provider, who it did not name. The company said it immediately launched an investigation and engaged outside security experts to evaluate the damage. …Read the rest »
Lyft is facing a class action lawsuit that targets the alleged widespread and deliberate misclassification of its drivers as independent contractors. According to Jalopnik.com, the lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of California by representatives of Lyft driver Donald J. Brunner Jr. of Burbank who has driven full-time for Lyft since March 2016. The lawsuit states Brunner has worked 42 to 70 hours per week on the platform since logging 500 to 1,100 miles per week. The suit alleges he and other drivers were deprived of reimbursed expenses, overtime and minimum wage among other rights employees have under the law. …Read the rest »