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A Washington federal judge on Friday certified a class of hospitality and transportation workers who provided labor services to Avis Budget Group Inc. through a contract and allege they weren’t paid a $15 minimum wage under a Seattle suburb's ordinance, rejecting arguments that the workers who brought the suit are inadequate class representatives.
Schroeter Goldmark & Bender PS told a Florida federal court Thursday that a time-share resort developer’s suit alleging a scheme to interfere with its contracts with property owners can’t stand, saying the claims are clearly in retaliation for the Seattle law firm’s representation of consumers who want out of time-share agreements.
The New Jersey Supreme Court's recent gutting of putative class actions challenging drink prices at TGI Fridays and Carrabba's restaurants put plaintiffs on notice that even the state's notoriously consumer-friendly laws require some showing of loss, experts say.
Pat’s King of Steaks Inc., the iconic Philadelphia restaurant brand controlled by the grandson of the purported originator of the cheesesteak, has ended a lawsuit accusing a family member of refusing to concede that she does not have the rights to use the company's name in Pennsylvania.
A proposed class action accusing a Papa John’s franchisee of violating minimum wage laws by reimbursing pizza delivery drivers less for car-related costs than they are owed was transferred Thursday from Virginia to the Southern District of New York, where a similar case is underway.