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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.

UC Agrees to Pay $73 Million in Class Action Lawsuit Settlement to Victims of Alleged Sexual Abuse

By Brian Chase on November 23, 2020 - No comments

UC Agrees to Pay $73 Million in Class Action Lawsuit Settlement to Victims of Alleged Sexual Abuse

The University of California system would pay $73 million under a proposed settlement reached in a class action lawsuit filed by seven women who accused their former gynecologist at UCLA of sexual abuse, the Los Angeles Times reports. The gynecologist, 67-year-old James Heaps, who is criminally charged with sexually abusing seven patients – not the same seven who are involved in the class action – is accused in the civil litigation of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between 1983 and 2019 when he was at the UCLA student health center as well as the UCLA Medical Center. …Read the rest »

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California Restaurants Prepare to File Class Action Lawsuit Over Permit Refunds

By Brian Chase on November 2, 2020 - No comments

California Restaurants Prepare to File Class Action Lawsuit Over Permit Refunds

California’s restaurants that have been financially battered by the coronavirus pandemic have filed government claims to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were closed or only partially operating due to COVID-19 restrictions. …Read the rest »

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Data Breach at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Leaves 3 Million Consumer Credit Cards Exposed

By Brian Chase on October 19, 2020 - No comments

Data Breach at Dickey's Barbecue Pit Leaves 3 Million Consumer Credit Cards Exposed

As indoor dining still remains unavailable in many parts of California, it makes good sense to get dinner delivered or to go. But, as a consumer, you may want to think twice about using your credit or debit card at a restaurant because this is apparently a busy time for hackers as well. Restaurants are perfect targets for cyber attacks because of the sheer number of credit cards that go through their systems each day. Now, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which has a number of restaurants in Southern and Northern California has been targeted by cybercriminals in a data breach, leaving millions of customer credit cards exposed. …Read the rest »

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Amazon Warehouses in Southern California Fined for Coronavirus Safety Violations

By Brian Chase on October 12, 2020 - No comments

Amazon Warehouses in Southern California Fined for Coronavirus Safety Violations

The state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), which oversees workplace safety, has slapped Amazon with $1,870 in fines for coronavirus-related safety violations. The Los Angeles Times reports that over the course of several months beginning in May, investigators with the agency found that two Amazon warehouses in Southern California – one in Eastvale and one in Hawthorne – failed to mitigate workers’ potential exposure to the novel coronavirus because they failed to provide effective safety training to employees. …Read the rest »

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The Issue of Physical Loss in COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits

By Brian Chase on October 9, 2020 - No comments

The Issue of Physical Loss in COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits

Cincinnati Financial Corp. is facing a number of business interruption coverage lawsuits due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Biz Journals, the insurer, like many others across the country, has been sued by companies that have purchased policies and have been diligently paying premiums over the years. They claim they suffered business losses when the pandemic led to forced business shutdowns. Insurance companies have argued that their policies cover physical damage to businesses and that COVID-19 has not resulted in physical damage. …Read the rest »

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Important Ruling Reached in Business Interruption Claims Against Insurance Companies

By Brian Chase on September 11, 2020 - No comments

Important Ruling Reached in Business Interruption Claims Against Insurance Companies

A court in Missouri has reached a momentous ruling pertaining to COVID-19 business interruption claims. According to a news report, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Bough for the Western District of Missouri ruled that business income loss due to the coronavirus might be covered under standard property and casualty policies, as long as the claimant can prove direct physical loss. …Read the rest »

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Class Action Lawsuit Says TikTok Steals Data Children’s Data and Sends it to China

By Brian Chase on August 24, 2020 - No comments

Class Action Lawsuit Says TikTok Steals Data Children's Data and Sends it to China

Twenty lawsuits have been combined into a unified federal class action lawsuit against short-form video app TikTok over allegedly harvesting data from users who are mostly children and secretly sending that information to China. According to an NPR news report, dozens of minors through their parents are alleging that the video-sharing app collects information about their facial characteristics, locations and close contacts and quietly sends that data to servers in China. …Read the rest »

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Owner of Famous Cheers Bar in Boston Sues Insurer Over Denial of COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim

By Brian Chase on August 4, 2020 - No comments

Owner of Famous Cheers Bar in Boston Sues Insurer Over Denial of COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim

Hampshire House, the owner of several restaurants in Boston, including the famous Cheers bar featured in a TV show by the same name, is suing its insurance providers over denied business interruption claims it filed in response to the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns. According to The Boston Globe, the company has been navigating estimated losses in the millions of dollars. …Read the rest »

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Walmart Faces Data Breach Lawsuit in California

By Brian Chase on August 3, 2020 - No comments

Walmart Faces Data Breach Lawsuit in California

Walmart Inc. has been accused in a proposed class action lawsuit of violating California’s privacy law by failing to protect consumer data from an alleged hack. According to a Bloomberg news report, customers face significant injuries and damages such as having their data on the dark web as a result of a breach the complaint says occurred, the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California states. …Read the rest »

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Popular California Clothing Brand Files COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuit Against Insurer

By Brian Chase on July 23, 2020 - No comments

Important Ruling Reached in Business Interruption Claims Against Insurance Companies

Oaklandish, a popular California clothing brand known for its Oakland pride apparel, is suing its insurance provider for denying pandemic-related coverage. According to a report in The Mercury News, Oaklandish joins as one of the latest businesses to sue its insurance provider. Like many retailers statewide, Oaklandish was required under state laws to shut down during the mandated stay-at-home order, which took effect mid-March. …Read the rest »

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