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BUSINESS
January 16, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
America Online Inc. was hit with another lawsuit when another New York law firm said it filed a class-action on behalf of its clients and AOL members frustrated with the world's largest online service. The suit, filed in New York state court, came on the heels of class-action lawsuits filed this week in Los Angeles and New York. The Los Angeles suit was on behalf of five subscribers, seeking damages for what they call fraudulent and malicious representation.
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BUSINESS
January 31, 1998 | Associated Press
The $11-million sweepstakes offered by American Family Publishers is a fraudulent scheme to get people to buy magazines, according to allegations in a class-action lawsuit filed by two professors at Georgetown University on behalf of Maryland residents who received promotional sweepstakes material. The suit alleges American Family, partially owned by New York-based Time Warner Inc.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nineteen people who claim that an Anti-Defamation League spy network violated their privacy rights, including the wife of former Rep. Pete McCloskey and the son of former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens, filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the group and two undercover operatives.
OPINION
May 15, 2011
A second chance Re "A life sentence of joblessness," Opinion, May 11 It's not often that an Op-Ed article haunts me throughout my day, but Gregory J. Boyle's did. Why teach former inmates to rehabilitate themselves if we won't rehabilitate our opinions of them? How can we ask them to have hope if we're going to continue to treat them as potential criminals? The young man who was fired when the employer found out about his prison record broke my heart. Maybe employers shouldn't be able to know about a person's prison record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2002
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s bankruptcy could jeopardize a class-action suit by 1,200 people who allege they were exposed to contaminated water at the utility's Kettleman Hills facility. Lawyers for both sides are scheduled to appear Thursday in a San Francisco bankruptcy court to argue over whether the case will be heard by a state or federal court and whether the bankruptcy will limit a judgment or settlement.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1987
The off-price retailer, based in Newark, Calif., said it was informed that a class-action lawsuit alleging that securities laws violations had been filed against it, certain current and former directors and officers, and Morgan Stanley & Co., the managing underwriter of its August, 1985, initial public offering. The company said it had not yet seen the complaint. Last week, Ross President and Chief Executive Donald E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1991
A judge has ordered consolidation of all loudness claims against the Pacific Amphitheatre into a single class-action suit covering concerts since March, 1987. According to Superior Court Judge James R. Ross' ruling, the homeowners may be joined by the occupants of more than 200 homes in the Mesa del Mar tract surrounding the Orange County Fairgrounds. In March, 1990, some homeowners filed individual damage actions against the facility's operators in Municipal Court.
REAL ESTATE
April 6, 2003 | From staff and wire reports
A lawsuit was filed against Washington Mutual Bank in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week by class-action lawyers who allege the Seattle-based savings and loan overcharged California customers who had agreed to allow funds to be withdrawn electronically to make mortgage payments. The lead plaintiff is Manish Harpalani of Sunnyvale, who contends that over several days in January 2002 the company withdrew four times the amount needed to cover his payment.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
Nissan Motor Co.'s financing arm has agreed to stop marking up loan rates offered to qualified minority buyers under a proposed settlement of a class-action federal discrimination lawsuit. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. also agreed to tell car buyers their interest rate may be negotiable.
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