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Category Archives: Class Actions

McDonalds Faces a “Supersized” Class Action Lawsuit

McDonalds employees working at McDonald’s franchises in New York, California and Michigan have filed a lawsuit against both McDonalds the company as well as several franchise owners of McDonalds.  The employees are accusing McDonalds of various illegal labor practices such as violating minimum wage and overtime regulations. “Our wages are already at rock bottom,” said […]

NCCA Lawsuit Marks the Beginning of March Madness Week

It is quite the week for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”): not only has the NCAA Tournament begun, but also an antitrust class action lawsuit was filed this past Monday.   Four athletes, represented by Jeffrey Kessler, are alleging that the NCAA and five of the major athletic conferences (the Big Ten, Big 12, Pacific […]

NYC Settles Class Discrimination Lawsuit against FDNY

In a shift from the Bloomberg Administration, New York City has agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed against the Fire Department. The suit, initially filed in 2007, alleges that the city’s written examinations given to entry-level applicants had an unlawful disparate impact on black and Hispanic applicants in violation of Title VII of the […]

EEOC Suffers Loss to National Jewler

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, has suffered a loss at the hands of the nation’s largest specialty jeweler. Sterling Jewelers, owner of the popular Kay Jewelers brand, had been accused of discriminating against a class of 44 thousand women in both […]

Was Steve Jobs a Conspiracy Mastermind?

Even two years after his death, the enigmatic Steve Jobs is still grabbing headlines. This time, the former Apple CEO’s appetite for success and domination has landed Apple in hot water. A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 64,000 computer engineers alleges that Jobs orchestrated a massive Silicon Valley conspiracy to restrict employee mobility […]

Revenge of the Interns

College students and recent graduates may soon have cause to celebrate:  employers are coming under increased scrutiny when it comes to unpaid internships.  Following the success of interns suing for wages at Fox Searchlight and the recent $450,000 settlement in favor of Elite Model Management interns, the Second Circuit finds itself at the epicenter of […]

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