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'Amateurism is a myth': Athletes file class-action against NCAA

'Amateurism is a myth': Athletes file class-action against NCAA | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
An attorney four college athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it was "illegally restraining competition for the services of players."
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Food is the new tobacco, for big class-action payouts

Food is the new tobacco, for big class-action payouts | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Winning lawyers from the big tobacco award of $246 billion are preparing to take on “big food.”  We can expect disruptions in our food supply due to packaging, promotion and labelling changes,
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Judge Blocks Class Action Lawsuit Over Lakers and Dodgers Channels

Judge Blocks Class Action Lawsuit Over Lakers and Dodgers Channels | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
If given the choice between seeing live professional sports or having a lighter cable bill, surveys show that most consumers would prefer the latter. But it will probably take an act of Congress to do anything for these budget-minded TV viewers.
On Tuesday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Amy Hogue shot down a lawsuit filed last June against Time Warner Cable and two Los Angeles sports teams.
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May be unfair to consumer, but there is precedent that allows this to happen...

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Fitbit apologizes for reported skin rashes, offers refund

Fitbit apologizes for reported skin rashes, offers refund | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Fitbit is issuing an apology to customers who may have experienced skin irritation from its newest activity-tracking device
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The Fitbit Force is a pedometer, sleep tracker and watch that retails for about $130


Fitbit is offering a refund for users who are experiencing skin irritation caused by the device

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Google to face UK users over privacy

Google to face UK users over privacy | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
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A group of British Google users launched the legal action in 2013 saying that the search giant had illegally tracked their online activity between summer 2011 and spring 2012.

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Apple, Samsung agree to try mediation in patent disputes

Apple, Samsung agree to try mediation in patent disputes | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Can Apple and Samsung at long last put aside years of animosity and patent litigation and hold hands and make nice?
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The Ten Most Interesting Class Action Articles of 2013 : Class Action Countermeasures

The Ten Most Interesting Class Action Articles of 2013 : Class Action Countermeasures | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
At this point, I'm well aware that I tend to sound like an old crank when reviewing class action scholarship; much of it repeats the same old stuff, p
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Class action filed against UPS - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Class action filed against UPS - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
UPS was given a late Christmas present Dec. 27, a potential class-action...
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Michelin recalls 1.3 million LT tires for tread, air loss

Michelin recalls 1.3 million LT tires for tread, air loss | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million Michelin LTX M/S...
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Travelers Find Fresh Reasons to Sue Their Frequent-Flyer Programs

Travelers Find Fresh Reasons to Sue Their Frequent-Flyer Programs | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Some fed-up passengers are taking airlines such as Delta and United to court for devaluing their miles
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Legal Tussle Over Hulu Privacy Class Action Lawsuit Heats Up

Legal Tussle Over Hulu Privacy Class Action Lawsuit Heats Up | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Hulu.com’s disclosure of subscribers’ viewing habits gets heated this week as Hulu asks court to dismiss the privacy class action lawsuit.
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Google and HP Recall HP Chromebook 11 Chargers Due to Fire and Burn... -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Google and HP Recall HP Chromebook 11 Chargers Due to Fire and Burn... -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google and HP Recall HP Chromebook 11 Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Charger Can Overheat and Melt.
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Google's settlement experience may extend beyond Privacy issues...

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Class actions deliver more money to more people than arbitration: CFPB

Class actions deliver more money to more people than arbitration: CFPB | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
A day after the release of a study showing paltry participation rates in consumer class actions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a report that suggests mandatory arbitration is a far worse alternative.
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Consumers win class action vs BP-Arco

Consumers win class action vs BP-Arco | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
If you filled up at an Arco station and used your debit card, you could be getting some money back from a class action lawsuit.
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BP was wrong to charged 35 cents extra for people using their debit card at Arco gas stations in Oregon.

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FTC says Apple will pay at least $32.5 million over in-app purchases

FTC says Apple will pay at least $32.5 million over in-app purchases | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Agreement with FTC covers sales made to children without their parents’ consent.
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Consumer advocates lauded the FTC action, saying it sends a signal to other firms to better protect children online

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Kraft recalls 1.77 million pounds of Velveeta products due to mislabeled allergens 

Kraft recalls 1.77 million pounds of Velveeta products due to mislabeled allergens  | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
About 1.77 million pounds of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets are being recalled from stores because they are not properly labelled to disclose an allergen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Sunday.
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labels do not state that they contain hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce, two known allergens.

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Jawbone Overhauls Bluetooth Headset With Era

Jawbone Overhauls Bluetooth Headset With Era | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Jawbone's latest Bluetooth headset aims to bring intimacy back to smartphone conversations.
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The standalone earpiece comes with a $99.99 price tag, and can be bundled with a black or silver charging case for a total $129.99. The cases are also sold separately for $49.99 each

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Apple refund coming for parents after kids spent millions on virtual pets in apps

Apple refund coming for parents after kids spent millions on virtual pets in apps | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Jackie Nussbaum knew her son liked playing DragonVale on the family iPad - a colorful game with soothing music and chirping birds where kids raise adorable baby dragons.
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Tens of thousands of people who received similar shocks complained to the Federal Trade Commission, and the agency on Wednesday announced that Apple had agreed to refund at least $32.5 million to unsuspecting parents.


That settlement resulted in about 37,000 claims, according to Cook's memo to employees.

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LinkedIn Sues After Scraping Of User Data - InformationWeek

LinkedIn Sues After Scraping Of User Data - InformationWeek | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
LinkedIn wants Amazon to turn over names of people it says registered fake LinkedIn accounts to extract users' data.
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Facebook Sued Over Alleged Scanning of Private Messages

Facebook Sued Over Alleged Scanning of Private Messages | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc. was sued over
allegations it systematically intercepts its users private
messages on the social network and profits by sharing the data
with advertisers and marketers.
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Wheelchair Settlement Poses Test for Cab Industry

Wheelchair Settlement Poses Test for Cab Industry | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
A group representing cab operators says there are more questions than answers after an agreement to make half of taxis wheelchair accessible by 2020.
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Costco to pay $8 million to settle gender-bias suit

Costco to pay $8 million to settle gender-bias suit | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Costco has agreed to pay $8 million to settle a nationwide lawsuit, filed in San Francisco, by 700 past and present female employees who accused the discount retailer of discriminating against women in promotions to management jobs.
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Detox Tea, Weight Loss Tea Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

Detox Tea, Weight Loss Tea Class Action Lawsuit Investigation | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
Participate in a free class action lawsuit targeting detox tea, weight loss tea scams.
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Vitamins Lack Clear Health Benefits, May Pose Risks

Vitamins Lack Clear Health Benefits, May Pose Risks | Litigation and Settlements | Scoop.it
New studies suggest that there may be no benefit in taking multivitamins. Others disagree.
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Future source of class actions? Study found no effect on whether the men (all doctors) experienced cognitive decline over the next 12 years, compared to men taking placebo

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