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January 2014 Archives

Apple and others lose bid to dismiss wage and hour complaint

Georgia stock watchers may have heard that, in 2011, Silicon Valley engineers filed a class action suit against several companies. The wage and hour complaint alleges that the companies in question colluded to keep wages at a certain level while denying employees the ability to change jobs among the companies included in the lawsuit. The defendants, which include giants such as Apple and Google, filed an appeal to the class being certified by a U.S. District Court Judge.

Can POM Wonderful file commercial litigation against Coca-Cola?

That is the question the U.S. Supreme Court is asked to consider. Georgia businesses may be following the commercial litigation filed by POM Wonderful LLC, which began in 2008, alleging that Coca-Cola Co. misled customers regarding the composition of one of its juices. Lower courts ruled that POM Wonderful has no standing to bring a deceptive advertising practices claim against Coca-Cola.

Workers file wage and hour complaint against adult care facility

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that designates how employers should pay their workers for regular and overtime hours. In Georgia and across the nation, any worker who feels that his or her employer is not complying with FLSA may be able to file a wage and hour complaint. However, employers may have a particular interest in resolving such issues without a trial, particularly if they believe it to be a misunderstanding. A case like this is currently going on in a neighboring state.

Electric problems lead to business litigation in Atlanta

Quality Investment Properties (QIP) operates a datacenter in Atlanta. In June 2011, while doing some testing, an apparent electrical failure caused significant damage to equipment and the electrical system. QIP filed business litigation in federal court on Dec. 23 against the parties it believes are responsible for the damages.

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