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Wage Theft in America, and California, is Rising
Wage Theft in America, and California, is Rising
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, September 1, 2014.
The New York Times reported on August 31, 2014, the eve of Labor Day, about the rise in enforcement actions and lawsuits for violating wage laws, especially in California.  The Supreme Court decision in Concepcion makes it easier for force employees to give up their rights to enforce their labor rights in Court. Not surprisingly, …
Fresh Toyota Suit Features Panicked Call for Help
Fresh Toyota Suit Features Panicked Call for Help
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, May 12, 2014.
The family of a 59-year-old woman who drowned when her 2009 Camry sped out of control and plummeted into a river near Sacramento, Calif., has sued Toyota Motor Corp., which already faces hundreds of lawsuits over deaths and injuries caused by accidents attributed to sudden acceleration. The case — which highlights a 911 …
Coding Cloud Heroku May Face Lawsuit Over Bait-and-Switch Claims
Coding Cloud Heroku May Face Lawsuit Over Bait-and-Switch Claims
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Cloud computing company Heroku may soon face a class action lawsuit after a New York startup uncovered some big performance problems with the online service in which the company helps software coders build and run their software applications. Earlier this week, class action attorney John Kristensen set up the website Herokuclassaction.com, and he’s now …
Toyota Under Criminal Probe
Toyota Under Criminal Probe
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, May 9, 2014.
How much did the motor company know and when?
Toyota fixed steering rods for over a decade before recall
Toyota fixed steering rods for over a decade before recall
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Toyota recently paid a record fine for dragging its feet on disclosing a safety defect blamed for potentially fatal unintended acceleration. Now, documents have come to light in a California lawsuit that point to possible delays involving an earlier safety issue, one that could result in loss of steering control. Records of Toyota …
Toyota Admits it Misled the Government and the Public about Unintended Acceleration
Toyota Admits it Misled the Government and the Public about Unintended Acceleration
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Can you trust anything Toyota says? As was widely reported, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York reached a deferred prosecution agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation. The Japanese manufacturer admitted that it misled U.S. consumers by concealing and making deceptive statements about two safety issues affecting its vehicles, each …
Kristensen Weisberg, LLP in the news regarding texting drivers and punitive damages
Kristensen Weisberg, LLP in the news regarding texting drivers and punitive damages
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, March 14, 2014.
The hypocrisy of the insurance industry is galling, yet utterly predictable. While lobbying in support of a bill to make texting while driving illegal, the Association of California Insurance Companies contended that, “The danger inherent in such activity is manifest.” Nevertheless, the insurance industry is not really concerned with driver safety, but its …
Toyota Liable for Software Defects in Unintended Acceleration Case
Toyota Liable for Software Defects in Unintended Acceleration Case
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, October 14, 2013.
On October 24, 2013, an Oklahoma jury found Toyota acted with “reckless disregard” for others and awarded Jean Bookout $1.5 million dollars and the family of the deceased passenger, Barbara Schwarz $1.5 million. Toyota apparently settled the punitive damages claim this morning, undoubtedly for a confidential amount. Arguments were set for Friday, October …
Chinese Tour Bus, Da Zhen, rolls over on 210 Freeway near Irwindale on August 22, 2013
Chinese Tour Bus, Da Zhen, rolls over on 210 Freeway near Irwindale on August 22, 2013
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, August 22, 2013.
A Chinese tour bus operating out of Monterey Park, California rolled over on the 210 freeway near Irwindale on the morning of Thursday, August 22, 2013. KNBC reported on the story here. Da Zhen is one of many tour buses that transports Los Angeles County residents to casinos in Las Vegas and Primm, …
Another Jury Another Verdict against Bard in Vaginal Mesh Litigation
Another Jury Another Verdict against Bard in Vaginal Mesh Litigation
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, August 16, 2013.
C.R. Bard, Inc. (“Bard”) faces approximately 8,000 claims that its Avaulta vaginal mesh devices are defective, injuring and maiming thousands of women throughout the United States. On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the second jury trial in a row came done hard on Bard. Jurors in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District …