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a legal action on behalf of a "class" of people (e.g. employees of a certain company), rather than an individual.

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Is there any case law that sets the minimum amount in controversy to the minimum amount permissible to settle in class actions? [closed]

There, of course, are such a compensatory-to-punitive damages ratio principle — even if merely in the form of fairly complex guideposts for e.g. the BMW guidepost, the just less-less-than-10x of ...
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Does a case continue if class certifcation is denied?

If a Motion for Class Certification is denied by the court, does the case continue? I'm trying to research litigation against a specific US company and I've come across some cases in which the court ...
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Could a class action suit cause you to accidentally sue yourself?

I know there have been stories (and questions) about people who deliberately sued themselves, usually as a symbolic statement or satire. But supposing Bob invents the designs for (Product), and then (...
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Can Mac Pro customers legally sue Apple if it doesn't offer them an upgrade path to the new chips?

In December 2019, Apple introduced its flagship Mac Pro to meet the performance needs of professionals. In addition to showcasing its state-of-the-art hardware components, Apple claimed the machine is ...
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Could Sargon of Akkad-related compensation claims damage/ruin Patreon?

In 2018, Patreon removed content creator Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) from their platform over violations of their terms of service by using racial and homophobic slurs. Recently, calls seem to ...
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Is there a legal theory for criminally negligent pandemic damages?

Like most Americans, I am economically harmed by the current restrictions in place to cope with the SARS-nCov-2 pandemic. However, the variety of outcomes in different countries around the world show ...
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Cloud Storage Price Increases

I paid $100 for 6 TB of cloud storage (Microsoft) for a lot of personal videos. That contract ends May 31, 2021. I'm sure I can then renew it, but are there any laws in any country preventing a large ...
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How does one join a class-action lawsuit?

I just read about a class-action lawsuit against Google and would like to be a part of it. The lawsuit was filed in California. This link takes me a step closer. However, I don't know what the next ...
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Why aren't email providers liable in some way or another for scams operated via accounts on their domains?

Suppose a spam email tells you that you've earned $1m. To get the funds the email goes on to tell you to email joe.schmoe@gmail.com. My question revolves around why Gmail doesn't block "joe.schmoe@...
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Are phone companies liable for condoning and possibly profiting from scam robocalls?

Today I received eight scam robocalls about my social security number being suspended and only one real call. On average, 2/3 all calls in the US are robocalls, many of them scams. This is a well-...
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Excluding yourself from a class action lawsuit and then suing based on the settlement in small claims?

The equifax class action lawsuit seems to have been settled, but it seems clear that people aren't going to get the expected payout. If I really wanted to stick it to Equifax for what I consider ...
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Class action left handed lawsuit?

Left or right hand dominance is congenital. Suppose a child incurred a disorder such as dyslexia from being taught to use the non-dominant hand (as many have been due to the lack of left handed ...
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what if two words in a law or act are being used but are contradictory? [closed]

specifically within the adam walsh act, in florida, it allows the ICAC to enact "proactive investigations" and this is how they avoid being pursued for entrapment. Blacks law definitions What is ...
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Can Class Action Waivers actually be enforced?

I'm in Texas, about to sign a new lease. They've sent it to me to e-sign, and there's no option to submit the lease without signing/initialing something. I'm not expecting to be part of a class action ...
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Class Action - which options I have?

This is regarding to my question: Is this apparent Class Action settlement a spam message? From answers I understood that it isn't a spam. But what options I have? They offer only two: file a ...
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Repeatability of class action cases

I suffered significant personal injury after taking the drug Seroquel for seven years. A class action lawsuit was settled against the drug maker, Astra Zeneca, in 2010. According to this article (...
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What has been the largest class suit action in the USA by payout?

What has been the largest payout in a class suit action against a corporation in the USA due to deliberate corporate malfeasance of whatever kind?
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Do I have to report lawsuit winnings to taxes?

If I am a defendant in a class action lawsuit, and win a certain amount of money, do I have to report the earnings to the IRS?
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Its Wrong, But Is It Class Action Wrong?

After viewing my receipts I noticed a company is charging it’s customers for extra items I assume by “accident”. When I go back the next day to confront them they apologize and are gracious enough to ...
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Class action arbitration agreement

Is it possible to have a class action if customers have agreed to a arbitration clause forbidding class action? Is their a way around the arbitration agreement? Does the arbitration agreement cover ...
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Meaning: 'the defendant offers to absorb the fees of the class lawyer, calculated at a premium rate'

Source: Janet Walker and Lorne Sossin. Civil Litigation (Feb. 2010). p. 158 Bottom - 159 Top. The Ontario Law Reform Commission anticipated the concerns raised by the potential for collusion ...
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Class Action, burden of discovery enforceable?

If I am automatically opted into a class action suite (against the Arizona Department of Revenue in this case) is the burden of discovery enforceable According to the notice "As a Class member" you ...
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Can a person outside the US, who is affected by a product in a US class action, join the class case?

This question is motivated by a class action suit in the US, against a US manufacturer who sells their products worldwide. The product is alleged faulty, and a class action suit has been filed in the ...
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Examples of shareholder derivative lawsuits where shareholders prevailed ( USA/EU/Canada)

When a publicly traded company's stock value falls due to some incident or event faced by the company, the shareholders have sued the company alleging breach of duty among other causes of action. The ...
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What damages could one claim in a data breach, if the data was not subsequently used fraudulently?

Equifax recently announced they suffered a very large data breach, allegedly affecting almost half of all people in the United States. It's expected that lawsuits against Equifax will be popping up ...
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Possible for employees to get retention bonuses after being forced out of the company?

The small startup company (~6 employees) I worked for was recently acquired by a larger, but still mid-sized company (~200 employees). As part of the acquisition deal, they offered us substantial 3-...
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How do I determine if a class action settlement offer is legitimate?

I recently received an email from Halvorson regarding the lawsuit with Talentbin that I'm entitled to a settlement. I have to submit a claim or if I want to exclude myself I also have to write a ...
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How is compensation divided up in class action lawsuits?

How is the money divided in a class action lawsuit? Do the plaintiffs get a fixed percentage, or is there some kind of "cost" basis. For example, if the attorneys can "deduct costs" then it is ...
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Clause forbidding class action enforcibility

I was reading a contract from a particular large merchant service provider, and found an interesting clause in their developer portal terms & conditions which reads as follows : You agree that ...
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How do lawyers decide how much to settle on during lawsuits?

Please excuse my severe lack of knowledge in the world of law, as I am brand new, and am happy to edit my question should it not be correct in any fashion. This is a rather broad question. Suppose I ...
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Can I sue US PR agency from abroad?

We hired an LA-based PR agency to do promotion and other related activities for our incoming crowdfunding project. We have been lied to for more than a 1.5 month, constantly told that PR is ongoing ...
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Possible to receive compensation as part of a class right after the submission deadline?

A friend and I learned that we are a members of a class moments before the deadline to submit the required forms for the settlement. That deadline was approved by a judge, and therefore I think it is ...
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Antitrust laws violation for Twitter card

I'm a Website developer and this question is about Twitter Player Card. For most websites, Twitter cards are not shown expanded on the feed. Indeed a link on the bottom right of my tweet that reads '...
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If a company offers relief to the potential lead plaintiff in a class action, does that moot the case?

Suppose a plaintiff (let's call her Josephine) sues a company (let's call it CE Inc.) under a statute that sets out the maximum remedy that Josephine could be awarded for CE Inc's violation of that ...
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Is there a cause of action if a contest sponsor leaked my personal information?

I entered into a free contest in Canada but I did not win. But when I searched for my own email address, I found a public Google docs that contains the address, date of birth, email, name, and phone ...
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Class action lawsuits and opting out

If I am notified that I'm a member of a proposed class-action lawsuit, could I opt out, wait to see how the class action lawsuit turns out, and file a claim if the plaintiff wins? It seems like this ...
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Can I sue Apple/Dell/HTC for batteries that fail when ThinkPads live on?

It is a known fact that Li-Ion batteries will die and become useless much faster when kept fully charged 100% and always topped up 100% as compared to when they're only charged to, say, about 50% or ...
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Happy Birthday song lawsuit: grounds for retroactive class action lawsuit?

there. you may know about the lawsuit by a documentary filmmaker against Warner-Chappell for controlling the right to the Happy Birthday song. http://boingboing.net/2015/08/07/the-twisted-history-of-...
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Are there surveys on the share of class action settlement that actually goes to the plaintiffs?

I am interested in links to scholarly papers with actual comprehensive and preferably up-to-date statistics. I have done some search on Google Scholar but failed to find wide-ranging surveys (the ones ...
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