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Partner Post: Class Action Lawsuit Against the NCAA

University of Kansas Player Sues NCAA for Suffered Head Trauma Written by James P. Nevin Christopher Powell, a former University of Kansas fullback from 1990-94, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for failing to protect athletes from the dangers related to concussions, brain injury...

National Gypsum Part of New Class Action Lawsuit

National Gypsum Focus of New Drywall Lawsuit January 26, 2010 -- U.S. drywall manufacturer National Gypsum has been named in a class action lawsuit for producing wallboard with similar corrosive properties to defective Chinese drywall. National Gypsum has denied blame for their product being the cause of corrosion of air...

Settlement Expands Health Care Coverage for Eating Disorders

Horizon Blue Cross Expands Eating Disorder Coverage in Settlement June 24, 2009 -- Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey has agreed to a class action settlement that expands medical benefits for patients with eating disorders. The settlement includes reimbursements of medical expenses for close to 500 patients whose payments for...

Student Diabetes Lawsuit from Violation of Section 504

Inadequate Care for Diabetic Students Leads to Class Action Lawsuit January 9, 2009 -- In October 2005, the public interest organization Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of four children with diabetes and their parents. The suit was filed under federal disability...

Dangerous Class Action Initiative Withdrawn from California Ballot

Anti-Class Action Initiative is Withdrawn from California Ballot August 31, 2007 - The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), a coalition fronted by corporate giants, suddenly withdrew a dangerous anti-class action initiative from the California ballot, blaming uncertainty of the ballot passing the June 2008 election and bad timing for...

SF Rent Control Violations

SF Rent Control Board Rules That Villas Parkmerced's "Bonus Bucks" Rebate Coupon Scheme Violates Rent Control, as Tenants' Class Action Suit Contends SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- October 17, 2006 -- The San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board ruled on October 17 that The Villas Parkmerced, one of the...

Tenants' Class Action and Rent Control Violations

Rebate Coupon Scheme at Large San Francisco Apartment Complex Violates Rent Control Laws, Tenant Class Action Suit Says SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- October 4, 2006 -- Exposing a rebate coupon scheme used by one of the Bay Area's largest apartment building owners in an effort to avoid San Francisco's rent...

Arbitration Clause Was Contrary to Public Policy

California Supreme Court Strikes Down Class Action Limits in Arbitration Agreements SAN FRANCISO, CA -- July 15, 2005 -- An arbitration agreement in a consumer contract is illegal if it does not allow class actions, the California Supreme Court has ruled (Discover Bank v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, S113725)....

"Class Action Fairness Bill" Becomes Law

"Class Action Fairness Bill" Anything But Fair to Average Consumer WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 9, 2005 -- President Bush has signed into law the so-called "Class Action Fairness Bill," S.B. 5, unfair legislation that blocks average citizens from confronting large companies. The new law allows defendants to move class actions...