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TweetCitigroup recently announced its agreement, subject to court approval, to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of shareholders who bought Citigroup common stock from February 2007 to April 2008, i.e. during the run up to the financial meltdown.  The plaintiff class contended that Citi’s management misled investors about the status of the bank’s […]

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TweetEver wonder why your cell phone bill is so high? Ever think the minutes recorded on your cell phone bill do not reflect your actual usage time? Well, you’re probably right on both counts, and an appellate court recently revived a lawsuit regarding just these issues entitled Tucker v. Pacific Bell Mobile Services, California First […]

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TweetApproximately two months ago the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved an amended settlement in a long-standing securities class action suit named In re IMAX Securities Litigation, No. 06 Civ. 6128 (S.D.N.Y. 8/1/12). However, it reserved decision on the requested attorneys’ fees and expenses pending further briefing on the issues […]

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TweetAs previously reported here , federal judge Denny Chin, recently heard oral arguments from Google and plaintiffs The Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers in the cases entitled The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 05-08136; and American Society of Media Photographers […]

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TweetIn the latest twist to the long-standing case brought by, among others, the Authors Guild (“Guild”) and the American Society of Media Photographers (“Society”) in 2005 against Google for the damages the plaintiffs claim they suffered as a result of Google’s unauthorized online book-scanning project (entitled Authors Guild v. Google, 05-08136 and American Society of […]

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TweetIn the present economy where law firms and legal departments are under increasing pressure to lower costs, the classification of full time employees as exempt to avoid overtime pay can become problematic. Law firm paralegals have recently gained class action status in two Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases in Texas, claiming they were improperly […]

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