Class action lawsuit

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement Of Silicon Valley Hiring Lawsuit

A federal judge rejected as too low a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with several other technology companies to block their top workers from getting better job offers.

08/08/2014

San Francisco Muni bus, 9 San Bruno

2,500 San Francisco Muni Drivers In Class Action Lawsuit Against Agency For Alleged Unpaid Overtime

About 2,500 past and present San Francisco Municipal Railway drivers have been certified as a class in a federal lawsuit alleging Muni has not paid them the overtime hours they have put in, according to a report.

05/28/2014

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

60,000 Tech Workers To Average $4,000 In Settlement Of Silicon Valley Hiring Lawsuit

Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other’s engineers.

05/23/2014

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe Settle High-Tech Workers’ Lawsuit

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

04/24/2014

Major League Baseball

Ex-Giants Minor Leaguer Joins MLB Class-Action Suit Over Wages

A lawsuit filed by three former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball in federal court in San Francisco appears to be the nation’s first attempted class-action case claiming the players aren’t paid the minimum wage, their lawyer said Tuesday.

02/19/2014

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google-Backed Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Faces Class Action Lawsuit

Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test kit.

12/04/2013

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Attorneys Ask Oakland Federal Judge To Expand Prison Solitary Confinement Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit is moving forward in the latest legal turn over solitary confinement at a California prison with attorneys asking a U.S. District judge to expand to a class-action case.

09/27/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

5,000 More People Sue Chevron Over Richmond Refinery Fire

A new lawsuit was filed against Chevron on behalf of more than 5,000 people Monday seeking compensation for damage caused by the catastrophic fire at the company’s refinery in Richmond a year ago.

08/13/2013

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

San Francisco Judge Denies Class Action For Wal-Mart Bias Suit

A judge has rejected an attempt to file a class action discrimination lawsuit on behalf of Wal-Mart women workers in California who claimed their male colleagues were paid more and promoted faster than them.

08/02/2013

Basketball player Ed O'Bannon. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Oakland Judge Hears Arguments On Class Action Status In NCAA Athlete Suit

Former college basketball standout Ed O’Bannon and his lawyers sought on Thursday to dramatically expand his lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s ban on compensating athletes in a move that could expose the organization and its member schools to billions of dollars in damages.

06/20/2013

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