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You rightly went to http://www.classactionrebates.com/settlements/talentbin/ which is a reliable source. I would say it was a safe site. A quick search found this court document: https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar_case?case=5778378514805192456&q=Halvorson+v.+TalentBin,+Inc.&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_vis=1 which proves the existence of the case....


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A person who is nominally in the class and does nothing remains in the class. Such a person can file formal objections to the terms of the settlement, including the amounts to be paid to the lawyers who ran the class action and negotiated the settlement on behalf of the class. Any such objections will be considered when the judge decides whether to approve ...


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I received an email too. I'm pretty sure it's legit. Here is the process I went through: I carefully read the email looking for grammar/spelling mistakes Was the language used simple or complex? Lawyers are always very complex and specific. Googled Halvorson v. TalentBin, Inc. to look for a reference to the actual case. That brought me here where Shazamo ...


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Most class action litigation involves a whole mass of people who suffered minute injury, whereby it wouldn't be cost effective to bring individual suit. There are exceptions, as with every rule. So, for instance, (I'll use one I was involved in): BARBRI, who established the curriculum, study aids, and taught nearly all of the prep courses for the bar exams ...


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Your options, as I understand it, are: File a claim. You should get some money, probably $50 - $200. Woo, free money! File a claim and object to the terms of the settlement. In theory this might get you a bit more money than option 1, but you need to explain exactly what it is you object to and why it is wrong in law. Unless you can find a big mistake in ...


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tl;dr: It seems doubtful an antitrust claim would succeed. Twitter would likely file a motion to dismiss under Fed. Rules. of Civ. Pro 12(b)(6) for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. To your benefit, the judge would tend to construe all of your factual allegations as true (i.e. that Twitter excludes some websites but not others). ...


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Settlements are brought about by an analysis of the relevant litigation risks. To take a simple example, suppose both sets of lawyers agree that the plaintiff will likely collect about $2.6 million if s/he wins the lawsuit, and that the chances of prevailing are about 50-50. That would produce a settlement figure of $1.3 million (0.5 x $2.6 million). The ...


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my understanding is that once a class action case is settled another similar class action suit cannot be brought forward. Is this correct? A settlement or judgment in a class action is binding against everyone in the class that didn't affirmatively opt out against the defendants in the lawsuit involving the same kind of wrongdoing by the defendants (e.g. ...


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This is for educational (and fun!) purposes and is not and should not be thought of as legal advice and, if you're planning on doing something with respect to your situation described above, you should seek the counsel of an attorney in your jurisdiction. The question: Well, it's wrong regardless of whether it is a class action lawsuit. Now, it is not a ...


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The Answer Depends Upon The Facts Of The Case Related To The Forum Where The Suit Is Commenced The analysis depends upon some key facts that a person asking a question might not know, because they are not intuitively obvious and have actually changed in the last few years, without knowing the relevant law. When The Forum State Has General Jurisdiction Over ...


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If you could successfully prove constructive dismissal (you probably could) then you have been terminated and would be entitled to the pro-rata bonus. Of course, if the company is not in a financial position to pay your wages, it probably can't pay the bonus either.


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If a civil claim settles this means that the parties negotiated an agreement and the court did not make a ruling. You agree on a figure by ... agreeing on a figure. Just like you and the used car dealer negotiate a price for the car you want to buy. However, unlike this sort of negotiation where either party can walk away with no consequences, a civil ...


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What you are referring to is a Rule 68 (FED. R. Civ. P. 68) offer of judgment (OOJ). Thus far, nearly every jurisdiction's court of appeals has refused to construe these as being binding on the Plaintiff if the offer is denied, even if it offers complete remuneration, especially in a putative class action. The underlying reasons when applied to a certified ...


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There are three reasons your plan to opt out, then piggyback on the original claim, won't work. As one of the other answers explains in more detail, usually in a class action each individual's recovery is too small to be worth pursuing. If the court does accept the previous liability decision, if will probably also accept the previous decision on damages, ...


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Although it's difficult to find exact numbers on class action settlements, there are some studies that suggest that the settlements are often of little value to plaintiffs. A Mayer-Brown paper was only able to obtain data on six settlements - in these cases, claims rates were 0.000006%, 0.33%, 1.5%, 9.66% and 12%. The same paper found that in one case of ...


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Negligence Liability for negligence relies on the existence of a duty to do something (or to not do something). The plaintiff must suffer some injury as a result of a breach of that duty. Damages will be awarded to remedy that injury. Does Apple have a duty to provide software and hardware functionality to maximise the life of the batteries included with ...


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This is likely not a law question: the developer has probably not had their player card WHITELISTED by twitter. Twitter has a mechanism to protect their users, by which embedded players have to pass a validation (to make sure it isn't malicious, etc.) This is not a mechanism to advantage certain users/sites over others, it's a mechanism to prevent ...


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You could hire an attorney local to where the PR firm is, but this is pretty expensive for the dollar amount at issue. You could also try to mediate the dispute e.g. by filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau where the company is located. While they don't carry legal authority, they carry some weight in the field of commerce and can be helpful ...


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We can't suggest a course of action for you, but we can say something about the basic legal facts. One does not need to be a US citizen to sue in US courts. Under 28 U.S.C § 1332 there is an option to sue in federal courts if the matter is between citizens of a state and subjects of a foreign state (unless the foreign subject is a permanent resident of that ...


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Depending on the jurisdiction - yes, this may be enforceable. In most cases, if you have contractually agreed to a proper law for the contract, then that is the law that will apply. In those cases, if the proper law is California, for example, then that is the legal system that will apply and in these cases, if you attempted to bring or join a class or ...


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Any certified class action settlement has to be approved by a court. In principle, the primary objective of the court is to see that members of the injured class receive "appropriate" compensation. Fees awarded to the Lead Plaintiff and Counsel are (at least in principle) a separate question. Under both American and English Rule, a court must review and ...


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It very simply and clearly states the following: I am automatically opted in and would have had to opt out (typical). As a member I MUST comply with document requests (not typical). It is certainly permissible to subject class members to discovery obligations like a party in any other lawsuit. Also, even if you were not a party, any party to the ...


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The answer is unclear, but only minimally. There is a trio of cases now being considered by SCOTUS, pertaining to the Federal Arbitration Act and its interaction with the National Labor Relations Act. Since the federal government doesn't get to totally write the law for everything, the FAA applies only to transactions covered by the Commerce Clause. As a ...


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How'd the defendant 'absorb'? By paying the class lawyer her demanded fees? The defendant offers, as part of the settlement, to pay the legal costs of the other part (the class lawyer fees)1. The class lawyer may be tempted to accept a settlement that pays $1000 to his clients and $200 to him instead of a settlement that pays $2000 to his clients and $...


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At $206 billion, the largest ever was the Tobacco Master Settlement in 1998.


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Apparently, Yes in Epic Systems Corp vs Lewis the US Supreme Court wrote: The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) generally requires courts to enforce arbitration agreements as written. See 9 USC §§2, 3, 4. The Act’s saving clause—which allows courts to refuse to enforce arbitration agreements “upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation ...


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It depends on the nature of the suit and settlement. It's best to read the docs at the IRS: Publication 4345 (Rev. 12-2016) - Settlements — Taxability


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According to the Rules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona: "A party may move for an order compelling disclosure or discovery." If that order is granted, and you don't comply, then presumably this applies: (2) Sanctions by the Court Where the Action Is Pending. (A) For Not Obeying a Discovery Order. If a party or a party's officer, ...


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A plaintiff whose Name, Social Security numbers, birth date, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers(information/data) have been released to unknown persons without due authorisation faces several risks. The data was not accidentally released, it was a malicious intent. Someone exploited a web application software vulnerability and gained ...


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This clause may be legal in some jurisdictions (e.g. USA) and illegal (and an offense to include) in others (e.g. Australia) on the basis that it purports to exclude the jurisdiction of the courts. Even if the contract contains an agreement that it will be subject to the law of say California this will not help as Australian Consumer Law provides statutory ...


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