Astros Signal Potential Class Action

No cheating in baseball

Although two World Series champions have been named since the Houston Astros won the title in 2017, Los Angeles Dodgers fans still refuse to accept the defeat.  Instead, they are taking the matter one step further and are talking about initiating a class action lawsuit.  They plan to seek compensation for parking fees, Dodger dogs, and beer.  This potential class action comes in response to the termination of Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, due to their roles in the use of audiovisual equipment to steal pitching signals from other teams during home games throughout the 2017 season.  Read more

An Infantile Misrepresentation

Tylenol lawsuits continue

If you purchased Infants’ Tylenol any time from October 2014 to January 6, 2020, you may be entitled to a few bucks.  Johnson and Johnson received negative backlash following the infamous talcum powder dispute and the company remains under scrutiny due to misrepresented pill bottles.  According to this most recent lawsuit, Johnson and Johnson allegedly advertises on its packaging that their Infants’ Tylenol is specially manufactured to supply a safe dosage for infants.  On the contrary, the concentration of acetaminophen is 160 mg, the same level found in Johnson and Johnson’s Children’s Tylenol. Read more

Mercedes Benz the Rules

An odoriferous lawsuit

The luxury car company, Mercedes-Benz, has failed to take the health of their drivers into account when evaluating the severity of a mildew issue in their heating and air-conditioning components.  It is argued that Mercedes-Benz and its parent company, Daimler AG, have been aware of the issue since 2008, but the entities did not uphold their duty to fix the issue.  In response, consumers filed a class-action lawsuit last year, which just recently reached a settlement. Read more

We Need More Education

The right to a civics lesson

Last year, Rhode Island students and parents filed a class action lawsuit against the Governor and other government employees.  The claimants are fighting for an enhanced education in civics that prepares them to employ their constitutional rights to vote and serve on a jury.  According to their argument, the United States should provide more of an equal opportunity for all students to engage in lessons that help them participate within the democratic nation.  Read more

Grab a Lyft to Compensation

On the road again

In the most recent class action lawsuit filed against Lyft, claimants are alleging misclassification of their employment status with the popular transportation company.  Incorrectly identified as independent contractors, Lyft drivers must adhere to strict standards that would normally fall under the classification of an employee, not an independent contractor.  The principal claimant, Donald Brunner Jr., who filed the class action in the Northern District of California is arguing that drivers are not compensated for their overtime, minimum wage, or expense reimbursement.  The class action also points to Lyft’s lack of providing itemized wage statements and keeping correct payroll documentation.    Read more