Judge Accuses Former VW Boss of Lying, New Class-action Suit in the Works

A judge hearing a case brought by investors against Volkswagen has deemed its former corporate head, Martin Winterkorn, was too slow in addressing the emissions test cheating that steered the automotive giant into colossal U.S. fines. It’s an early blow against the German company in a suit seeking $ 10.6 billion in damages for stock losses […]

Judge allows Goldman Sachs gender-bias class-action lawsuit to proceed

Goldman Sachs Women accusing Goldman Sachs of discriminating against them in pay, promotions and performance reviews may pursue their claims as a group in a class-action lawsuit, a judge ruled on Friday. The ruling covers female associates and vice presidents who have worked in Goldman’s investment banking, investment management and securities divisions since September 2004, […]

Judge refuses to dismiss a shareholder class-action suit against Elon Musk and Tesla’s board

Joe Skipper / Reuters Tesla shareholders scored a small victory in their lawsuit against CEO Elon Musk and Tesla’s board on Wednesday. A judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from the electric-car maker’s 2016 acquisition of the energy company, SolarCity, allowing the case to move forward. Shareholders in the class-action claim are accusing Musk […]

A fourth class-action lawsuit against Google claims the company rips off publishers and their advertisers (GOOG)

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Google is now fighting four class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of website publishers and advertisers who use its AdX services. Damages could run into tens or hundreds of millions of pounds, if the suits succeed. One suit has already been granted class-action status by a US federal judge. The suits […]

Tesla facing potential class-action lawsuit for racial discrimination

Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (credit: Maurizio Pesce / Flickr) Tesla’s factory in Fremont is a “hotbed for racist behavior,” according to a a legal complaint filed in California’s Alameda County Superior Court on Monday and reported by Bloomberg. Marcus Vaughn is an African-American who worked on Tesla’s factory floor from April to October of […]

Congress Votes to Overturn Rule Allowing Consumers to File Class-Action Lawsuits Against Banks

Senate Overturns Rule to File Class-Action Lawsuits on Banks Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Mug shot website must face class-action for charging to remove photos

Enlarge / Ars Creative Director Aurich Lawson is looking for $ 15k apiece to have these Ars authors’ faces removed from this group mug shot. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Websites that publish mug shots and charge for their removal have defeated one lawsuit after the other, claiming First Amendment protection. But that defense to […]

Comcast fails to get hidden fee class-action suit thrown out of court

(credit: Getty Images | DonNichols) A class-action complaint against Comcast can move forward after a federal judge rejected a Comcast motion to dismiss it. The lawsuit, filed in October 2016 in US District Court in Northern California, accuses Comcast of falsely advertising low prices and then using poorly disclosed fees to increase the amount paid by cable […]