Source: Sponsor Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking in the US You thought slavery was over in America? Think again. Human trafficking — the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation — is a $32 billion worldwide industry, and it is happening to thousands of people across … More Sign This Petition and Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking
Source: Class action targets RV refrigerator fires A class action lawsuit claims that Dometic Corp. sold defective refrigerators used in RVs and boats, leading to at least 3,000 explosions and fires since 1997. The lawsuit says that every gas absorption refrigerator manufactured by Dometic since 1997 shares common technology and common defects, including the risk … More Dometic RV Refrigerators Alleged to Cause Fires
At her family’s Passover seder last April, Rabbi Debra Orenstein opted for the layered look: an ordinary T-shirt topped by a purple-and-black blouse made in India – and very likely sewn in a sweatshop by slave labor. Source: Put a padlock on your seder plate – and other ideas to talk about modern slavery Passover … More Passover is a Time to Reflect on the Evils Slavery
Unlike traditional universities, many for-profit colleges insert language into enrollment documents that prevents students from taking disputes to court. Source: Students Ripped Off By For-Profit Colleges Discover They Can’t Sue Jacob was promised a lot by UEI College, a for-profit technical school in California. They told him he’d get hands-on training, a qualified faculty, state-of-the … More Can Ripped Off Students Sue For-Profit Colleges?
Plaintiffs suing over a hacking attack that revealed the personal data of millions of users will have to be publicly identified to proceed. Source: No Anonymity for Plaintiffs Suing Ashley Madison Over Hack Forty-two plaintiffs seeking to represent a class of users of the website Ashley Madison, which markets itself to people seeking sexual affairs … More Shhhh ….. What Happens On Ashley Madison Doesn’t Stay On Ashley Madison
The Ninth Circuit addressed an issue the U.S. Supreme Court left unresolved in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez. Source: 9th Circuit: Defendant Can’t Avoid TCPA Class Action Lawsuit by Depositing Funds Into Court-Controlled Account – ACA International On April 12, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Allstate Insurance Company’s attempt to end a Telephone Consumer … More TCPA Class Action Not Mooted By Payment
Source: The Dark Power of Fraternities – The Atlantic A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame. The fraternity lawsuit is a lucrative mini-segment of the personal-injury business that takes a certain kind of personal-injury lawyer to take on the nighttime think tank and … More Personal injury lawyers take on the nighttime think tank, party-idea testing, dark side of college fraternities – What were you thinking?
Source: ITT Technical Institute Faces Another Lawsuit, Now From Massachusetts Attorney General Attorney General Maura Healey contends in her lawsuit that ITT’s Norwood and Wilmington locations in Massachusetts engaged in “unfair and harassing” sales tactics and exaggerated claims about the success of graduates in its Computer Network Systems program. ITT admission representatives allegedly claimed 80 … More Another Lawsuit For ITT Technical Institute
When graduates aren’t getting the jobs they were promised, are institutions guilty of fraud? Source: The For-Profit College Conundrum The momentum has been building for quite some time for the federal government to crack down on for-profit colleges’ marketing tactics. Last year, thousands of for-profit students applied to have their federal student loans forgiven on … More The For-Profit University Student Loan Debacle
Source: FCC mandates prison phone call rate limits – Memphis Business Journal In October, the FCC issued a rule that would cap the per-minute fee for calls from prisons. The new caps were supposed to take effect in March, but two companies — Global Tel*Link and Securus Technologies — asked the U.S. Court of Appeals … More Rate Cut for Prison Phone Calls On Hold