Category: Class Action

Google Prevails in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Google Books

After an eight year class action copyright infringement battle in and out of court, Google won the right to continue its Google Books project to digitize books. According to Judge Denny Chin’s November 14, 2013 Ruling, to date, Google digitized, indexed, and made available for search more than 20 million books. Even though many of …

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Federal Judge Certifies Class in Silicon Valley’s Antitrust Suit

Last week on Thursday, US District Judge Lucy Koh approved a class of employees in a class action lawsuit brought against some of Silicon Valley’s most recognized companies concerning their hiring practices. The lawsuit involving Apple, Intel, Google, Adobe, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Intuit, alleges that the companies engaged in an “overarching conspiracy” and formed secret …

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Big setback in California to reclassify workers as employees

On July 11, 2013, in re: Beaumont-Jacques v. Farmers Group Insurance, a California appellate court affirmed summary judgment in favor of an insurance company. The issue was whether a District Manager was properly classified as an independent contractor, rather than an employee. The decision is perhaps not as significant once one understands the underlying written …

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Damage issues become more important in class certifications

In Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, No. 11-864 (March 27, 2013), in a 5 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) determined that damage issues need to be addressed as part of the class certification process, and that such damages need to be consistent with the alleged liability issues. Trial counts must …

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