The Newport Beach consumer rights lawyers at Bisnar Chase have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of an elderly plaintiff whose defective medical alert device failed when he fell and required emergency medical attention. According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court (Central District of California – Western Division), the defendant, GreatCall Inc., who manufactures and sells Lively Mobile Plus advertised it as “the highest standard in medical alerts” claiming that it will provide elderly individuals with “help anytime, anywhere, 24/7” and that it has the “fastest call response time, enhanced GPS and fall detection.” …Read the rest »
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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.
The developer of a Santa Monica beach hotel has been hit with a record $15.58-million fine for constructing an upscale hotel on the Southern California coast after initially getting a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms. According to news reports, the California Coastal Commission, the state agency that regulates development and activities along the coast, imposed the fine on Sunshine Enterprises because it violated a state law that enshrines public access to beach areas. Commissioners unanimously approved the fine, which is the largest imposed by the agency in its 40-year history. …Read the rest »
Nearly one billion people’s personal information has been compromised in a massive data breach involving a dubious online marketing company. According to a news report in The Daily Mail, email addresses from 982 million people were listed in what researchers are calling one of the biggest and most comprehensive email data breaches ever. The information that has been compromised includes names, gender, date of birth, employer, details of social media accounts and even home addresses. …Read the rest »
UCLA Health has reached a class-action lawsuit settlement with 4.5 million current and former patients who were affected by its May 2015 health data breach. According to a news report, the settlement will provide $2 million for unreimbursed loss and preventive measures claims. The remaining $5.5 million will provide a cyber security enhancement fund, which was agreed to by UCLA. The plaintiffs in this case are essentially patients whose personal information was exposed in a hack on the health system’s network. …Read the rest »
A civil class-action lawsuit has been filed by seven college students against eight universities in connection with a massive college admissions corruption scandal, which has rocked the nation over the last week. According to a CNBC news report, the defendants in the lawsuit include top colleges including Yale, USC, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, University of Texas, Georgetown and Wake Forest University. …Read the rest »
Gordo Taqueria, which has five popular locations around the San Francisco Bay Area, has agreed to pay its workers $690,000 in a class-action lawsuit over allegations of wage violations. According to a news report in the San Francisco Chronicle, the case is the latest in a string of similar labor cases involving high-profile Bay Area restaurants, the result of a long-term effort by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office to strengthen protections for workers and collect lost wages. …Read the rest »
Tinder, a location-based dating app company, has settled a class action lawsuit for $17.3 million overcharging users 30 and older twice the standard fee for one of its subscription services. According to a report in The Verge, the premium tier service called Tinder Plus was introduced in 2015 and gave users benefits such as the ability to rewind swipes, more Super Likes and the option to swipe for people located in other countries. …Read the rest »
Information-sharing social media website Quora has been hit by a massive data breach affecting about 100 million members. Executives have revealed that a ‘malicious third party’ managed to gain access to Quora’s system. The attack means that hackers were able to access the personal information and data of about 100 million Quora members. This information – which is meant to be stored on secure servers that cannot be accessed by outside parties – includes names, addresses, encrypted passwords, social media details, and private messages. …Read the rest »
A class action lawsuit has been filed against LifeTime Fitness (LifeTime) for unpaid wages in the state of Ohio. LifeTime is a fitness center company that employs thousands of personal trainers, pilates instructors, and other employees. Please be advised that this lawsuit has not settled yet, no liability has been found, nor has any class been certified by any court.
The lawsuit alleges that LifeTime improperly took wages away from its commissioned employees’ paychecks under its ‘draw’ system. It alleges that employees have been asked to perform ‘off the clock’ work in which the employee goes unpaid including, but not limited to, to following: attending meetings, cleaning machines, and giving free consultations to prospective clients. …Read the rest »
A huge number of automated scam calls are hitting phone lines in a worsening robocall epidemic. Record levels of automated phone calls have been intercepted in recent weeks. Through the month of October, a specialist Long Island firm called Nomorobo reported blocking a staggering 850,000 problem calls. Over that time, the company traced more than 820 different automated calling service sources, each sending out various recorded messages. Statistics indicate that the number of robocalls which get through worldwide could total more than 4 billion per month.
Many of the recent auto message robocalls in the U.S. have been offering healthcare services, such as discounted care and insurance plans. The sudden spike in these auto calls is attributed to the recent opening of the healthcare enrollment period for 2019.