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 »
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.
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 »
A group of 18 plaintiffs have launched a new class action lawsuit in a federal court in San Jose accusing Apple of fraudulent behavior in deliberately throttling older iPhones with weaker batteries. According to a news report, the plaintiffs, who are from different parts of the country, have specifically charged Apple with violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as well as California’s Unfair Competition Law, Computer Data Access and Fraud Act and “trespass to chattels” rules. …Read the rest »
Many people who were affected by the disastrous Equifax 2017 data breach are seeking cash payments from the credit monitoring company. But, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned this week that there might be enough claims money for everyone to get a $125 check, according to a CNN news report. Now, the FTC is trying to persuade Americans to pick Equifax’s offer of free credit monitoring instead of the money. …Read the rest »
AT&T and two data brokers have been hit with a class action lawsuit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) over the sale of AT&T customers’ real-time location data. According to a report on Vice.com, the lawsuit filed in California seeks an injunction against AT&T, which would ban the company from selling any more customer location data and ensure that any data that has already been sold, is destroyed. …Read the rest »
A federal judge in California has given the green light to advance a class action accusing e-cigarette maker Juul Labs of building a multimillion-dollar electronic cigarette empire by secretly designing a highly addictive product and luring teens to use products with “cool” ads and flavors that would prove appealing to youth. According to a Courthouse News report, in a hearing in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III said the plaintiffs had plausibly alleged that Juul’s advertising campaign had helped the company capture a giant share of the market-beating out established Big Tobacco companies. …Read the rest »
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay around $385 million to settle a class action lawsuit in California alleging it signed up thousands of auto loan customers for costly car insurance without their consent, which resulted in many having their vehicles repossessed. According to an ABC News report, the bank filed the agreement this week in a federal court in Santa Ana. A judge still needs to approve it. Wells Fargo has said this settlement agreement is “an important step in making things right” with customers and said it will be sending out checks to affected customers. …Read the rest »
The Newport Beach consumer rights law firm of Bisnar Chase has filed class actions in connection with two large data breach cases that were recently reported. One involved Quest Diagnostics, the nation’s largest lab testing company, which reported a massive data breach involving about 12 million consumers’ personal information including medical information, financial information (bank account numbers and credit card numbers) and personal information such as Social Security numbers. Consumers’ crucial information was accessed through the American Medical Collection Agency’s (AMCA) system by unauthorized parties between Aug. 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019.
The other major data breach involved First American Title Company in Santa Ana, a Fortune 500 company that leaked more than 885 million documents and records relating to mortgage deals going back more than 15 years. The breach leaked digitized records including bank account numbers and statements, Social Security numbers, driver’s license images, mortgage and tax records and wire transaction receipts, which were all available to anyone with a Web browser. …Read the rest »