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May 23, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- A class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Facebook Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co., and the other Wall Street banks that underwrote the Facebook's initial public offering, alleging they misled most shareholders about revenue projections for the social network. The suit, filed in federal court in New York, alleged that the IPO prospectus and registration statement were "false and misleading" and violated the Securities Act. As a result, many people who bought Facebook stock when it began trading Friday lost money as the price of the shares tumbled in recent days.
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October 7, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday by hearing arguments on who can be sued for a massive Ponzi scheme and by saying "no" to more than 1,900 litigants who had hoped the justices would hear their appeals. The court ignored the partial government shutdown and said it would continue with "normal operations," at least this week. Because the Constitution forbids reducing pay for federal judges while they hold office, the justices will continue to receive their salaries.
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NEWS
January 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
The words "seasoned beef" have become fighting words for a California woman suing Taco Bell for her claim that there's too little "beef" to merit labeling it as such. The South Florida Sun Sentinel says the class-action suit alleges false advertising claims. It explains: "It says Taco Bell's ground beef is made of such components as water, isolated oat product, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch and sodium phosphate, as well as some beef and seasonings.
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court blocked restaurant owners from suing American Express over high fees Thursday, the latest in a series of 5-4 rulings have barred class-action claims against big corporations. The majority agreed individual restaurant owners could not afford the nearly $1 million cost of bringing an antitrust claim against Amex. But they ruled that an arbitration clause prevents the restaurant owners from joining together to sue. “The antitrust laws do not guarantee an affordable path to the vindication of every claim,” said Justice Antonin Scalia.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
Women and minorities who think they are underpaid will find it nearly impossible to band together to sue employers for discrimination under a Supreme Court ruling against 1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees in the most important job-bias case in a decade. Only if there is proof a company has a policy of paying less to women or minorities can the employees get together in a class-action suit, the court said in an opinion Monday by Justice Antonin Scalia. Statistics showing that a company's female workers earn far less and get fewer promotions than men will not suffice, the court said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2004 | From Reuters
A Tennessee woman has filed a class action suit against Janet Jackson and others involved in her breast-baring Super Bowl halftime show, saying millions of people are owed monetary damages for exposure to lewd conduct, court records show. The suit, filed earlier this week in federal court in Knoxville, also names pop star Justin Timberlake, who performed with Jackson; CBS Broadcasting Inc.; show producer MTV Networks Enterprises Inc.; and the parent of those two companies, Viacom.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge has ruled that hundreds of farmers will not be able to consolidate their lawsuits against Bayer CropScience over the accidental release of experimental genetically engineered rice into the food supply. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry denied a motion to certify the farmers' claims into one class-action suit, saying they were too different from one another to be lumped into a single case. The rice farmers are suing Bayer CropScience to recoup income they claim to have lost after the release of the company's so-called Liberty Link rice into the public food supply in 2006.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1997 | Associated Press
A judge approved a statewide class-action suit accusing Ford Motor Co. of concealing ignition problems in 2 million vehicles prone to stalling. Over Ford's objections, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Michael Ballachey allowed plaintiffs' lawyers to expand their suit into a class action on behalf of all Californians who bought Ford vehicles from model years 1983 through 1995 with a particular ignition mounting.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER
MP3.com Inc.'s legal troubles continued to mount Tuesday, as San Diego class-action specialist Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach filed a class-action suit against the controversial online music firm, its chief executive and members of its board of directors. The lawsuit, in federal court in San Diego, alleges that the company made "false and misleading" statements between Jan. 13 and Sept. 7 regarding its sales and growth of its Internet services. On Sept. 7, U.S. District Judge Jed S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The California Supreme Court on Monday blocked a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 800 Redlands residents who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals in their drinking water. Residents of the city 70 miles east of Los Angeles have sued Lockheed Martin Corp., alleging that drinking water laced with a rocket fuel ingredient has caused cancers and other illnesses. The plaintiffs want Lockheed to pay for health monitoring.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
For years, Lance Armstrong denied he had used performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tours de France. There had been accusations; he'd even been stripped of his titles, but still he maintained his innocence. That all changed last week when the cyclist admitted in a high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had used the drugs. Armstrong told Oprah he didn't “invent the culture” of doping in cycling, “but I didn't try to stop the culture, and I'm sorry for that.” Will he now be sorry about his memoir, "It's Not About The Bike"?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2013 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Lance Armstrong's books were billed as the inspirational story of an athlete who bounced back from cancer to become the world's best cyclist - without using banned substances. Now everyone knows Armstrong's story was not the truth, and some customers want their money back. Two Sacramento County residents, Republican political consultant Rob Stutzman and professional chef Jonathan Wheeler, are spearheading a class-action lawsuit against Armstrong and his publishers, claiming they were deceived.
SPORTS
January 4, 2013 | By Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman
Collective bargaining talks between the NHL and the players' association took a potentially bleak turn Thursday as the union began polling members for a second authorization to file a disclaimer of interest, which could lead to the union's dissolution and allow players to file antitrust lawsuits against the league. The NHLPA, which allowed the deadline for its first disclaimer filing to expire Wednesday while it continued bargaining, also filed a memo in U.S. District Court in New York asking for a dismissal of the class-action suit the league filed Dec. 14. The NHL contended that the union's consideration of a disclaimer was a bargaining maneuver and that its lockout should be declared legal.
OPINION
October 27, 2012
Re "Faces of subprime lending's legacy," Business, Oct. 23 In February, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development said that the states would be using much of the $25 billion in settlement money from the nation's largest mortgage servicers to provide "immediate relief to homeowners. " Gov. Jerry Brown used California's share of the settlement money - about $410 million - to help close the state's budget deficit. Those facing foreclosure should file a class-action suit against the governor to require that all of the $410 million go toward providing immediate relief to homeowners.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2012 | Bloomberg News
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. lost a bid to dismiss an 11-year-old gender discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of workers in California after the U.S. Supreme Court barred a lawsuit representing Wal-Mart employees nationwide. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco said in an order Friday that the plaintiffs have proposed a reduced class size to between one and several hundred thousand members. The reduced class could be certified, Breyer wrote, if it made a showing consistent with the Supreme Court's decision that a nationwide class action isn't appropriate.
NATIONAL
July 29, 2012 | By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Thousands of South Florida homeowners have struck out - again - in their fight to collect more than $27 million in compensation for the destruction of their fruit trees in the state's fight against citrus canker. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled last week that the plaintiffs have to ask the state Legislature to appropriate the money to pay them, despite their victories in class-action lawsuits against the Florida Department of Agriculture in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2001 | Bloomberg News
A federal judge Monday rebuffed an effort by independent video retailers to launch a class-action lawsuit against Blockbuster Inc., the world's largest video-store chain, over its revenue-sharing agreement with movie studios. U.S.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2012 | David Lazarus
Microsoft's Windows operating system accounts for about 84% of the personal computer market. That's hundreds of millions of people worldwide using the company's core product. At least 40 million video gamers challenge one another from 35 countries via Microsoft's Xbox consoles, according to company stats. More than 200 million people use Microsoft's Skype video-chat service monthly. Microsoft's Bing is the second-most-popular search engine after Google. The software giant remains one of the most dominant players in the tech world, empowering a wide range of activities and interactions.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- A class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Facebook Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co., and the other Wall Street banks that underwrote the Facebook's initial public offering, alleging they misled most shareholders about revenue projections for the social network. The suit, filed in federal court in New York, alleged that the IPO prospectus and registration statement were "false and misleading" and violated the Securities Act. As a result, many people who bought Facebook stock when it began trading Friday lost money as the price of the shares tumbled in recent days.
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