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Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing Over 737 Max Grounding

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, or SWAPA, sued Boeing Co. this week, claiming at least $115 million in lost wages and legal fees as a result of Boeing rushing production of their 737 Max jet to stay competitive. Following two 737 Max crashes that killed a total of 346 people in October of 2018 and…

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Yahoo Agrees to Pay $117.5 Million Over Data Breaches

Following a series of data breaches that exposed the personal information from more than three billion user accounts, Yahoo has announced a $117,500,000 settlement that compensates class action members for their losses. Any United States (or Israeli) resident who had a Yahoo account at any time between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016 is…

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Johnson & Johnson Hit With $8 Billion Punitive Judgement

After a series of high-profile (and costly) legal setbacks, the hits keep coming for Johnson & Johnson. Tuesday, October 8th saw a Philadelphia jury award a Maryland man $8,000,000,000 in punitive damages after he said his use of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal as a child caused him to develop enlarged breasts. Yes, BILLION, with a…

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Domino’s Website Accessibility Petition Denied

Monday saw the Supreme Court hand down an order denying a petition from pizza giant Domino’s to hear whether its website is required to be accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The decision could have widespread ramifications and is a major win for disability rights advocates, who have argued that people who are…

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How Much is Your Personal Data Worth? It’s Still Not Clear

We’ve known for a while that tech companies like Facebook and Amazon track and collect data from internet users, but the picture’s murkier when it comes to how much companies profit from the selling of this data. But 2 Senators—Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) & Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)—are aiming to change that with a…

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Minimum Wage Workers are Getting a Pay Raise, But It May Not Be Enough

Minimum Wage Raised in LA County, But Not For Everyone

Although the California minimum wage is now $12.00 per hour for large employers and $11.00 per hour for small employers, that hasn’t stopped many counties and municipalities across the state from increasing their minimum wages. Starting July 1st, 2019, workers in the City of Los Angeles and Unincorporated Los Angeles County received a small bump…

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Uber Class Action Lawsuit: Important Update

As many of you know, Wilshire Law Firm has filed a class action lawsuit against driving app Uber. Our lawsuit claims that Uber Technologies, Inc. deliberately and systematically manipulated navigational data. The result of their actions was a higher fare to the “rider” and unjust, lower pay for the “driver” for the same trip. Wilshire…

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