Seeking a Win in NY

Take a seat

As fans anticipate the National Football League (NFL) Draft this week, the news of a lawsuit filed by one football fan may further peek their interest. The plaintiff’s claim focuses on the realization that the New York Jets and the New York Giants do not, in fact, host home games in New York, but rather, are based out of East Rutherford, NJ. MetLife Stadium serves as the home field to both teams; however, the location of the stadium contradicts the geography of the teams’ representation. While it is widely known that both teams practice and play in New Jersey, a New York City resident has initiated a class action lawsuit, accusing the teams of illegally profiting from the New York name. Read more

TikTok Can’t Filter New Lawsuit

Content moderation

In terms of social media, TikTok is considered one of the most popular and preferable, particularly to younger users. For those unfamiliar with the platform, the app allows its account holders to create and upload videos. Users may also view and respond or react to the videos of others within a shared community. Despite its appeal, some of the individuals who are employed to review the platform’s incoming content have come forward to express their dissatisfaction with certain working conditions. Specifically, employees have accused the company of failing to provide adequate mental health programs or support for employees that have developed anxiety and depression. Read more

Company (B)reaches for Resolution

Cyber attack

Boston University is one of several clients that have been subjected to the effects of a data breach involving a likely cyber attack against Creative Services, Inc. The targeted company handles background checks and deals with sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, and date of birth. In response to this breach, which has compromised files from November 2018 through November 2021, four lawsuits have been initiated. The plaintiffs intend to pursue a class action status for their claims. The primary complaint accuses Creative Service, Inc. of failing to provide reasonable security measures to protect client information. Read more

Watch Your Purchased Items

Is the pain worth it?

Apple is known for its innovative technology and smart products. A new lawsuit, however, showcases a design that might not have come initially advertised. Five consumers of the Series 3 smartwatch have filed a class action lawsuit, alleging a defect that causes personal injury. One of the claimants was so severely injured that the broken watch display sliced open a vein. Unfortunately, this is not the first stream of complaints reported. As early as 2015, when the first Apple Watch was introduced to the market, customers have described appearances of burn marks or rashes on their wrists. Read more

Music Festers File Lawsuit

Not all fun

Three festival-goers claim that $5 million is the reasonable amount necessary to compensate for conditions that have been described as uncomfortable and dangerous. Those who have attended an outdoor music festival and camped on the premises for more than one night may attest to the lack of cleanliness and luxury. Some of the typical festival proclivities may include long lines at the portable toilet station, limited access to running water or showers, tight camping quarters, and insurmountable levels of excitement and fun. The lawsuit in question, however, notes a discrepancy between how the festival was promoted to potential consumers and what was actually delivered. Read more