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Judge: Fed labor law grounds lawsuit vs American Airlines over shut down of mechanics' hiring incentive program

A federal judge has dismissed an American Airlines worker’s class action over the removal of a special training and advancement program.

Judge cans fraud class action vs PetSmart, Hill's Pet Nutrition over prescription cat food prices

A Chicago federal judge has canned a class action consumer fraud lawsuit against PetSmart and Hill's Pet Nutrition, claiming the retailer and pet food maker unfairly marked up prescription cat food.

Judge pauses Chicago opioid lawsuit; judges mull consolidating host of similar cases nationally

A federal judge has placed on hold the city of Chicago’s lawsuit accusing the makers of prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Percocet – so-called “opioids” – of falsely marketing their drugs to doctors. defrauding City Hall and other employee health plan administrators, while giving time for a panel of federal judges to decide if the action should be consolidated with other similar lawsuits, brought by cities and others, now pending in other jurisdictions.

Appeals court shears class action vs Regency beauty school, says students not employees under FLSA

A Chicago federal appellate court has scalped a class-action lawsuit filed by a onetime student of a nationwide beauty school, which alleged student cosmetologists should be paid for on-the-job training, as the hands-on work experience serves as compensation and is required for licensing.

Retired flight attendants cleared to continue suing American Airlines over change to boarding status perk

A group of American Airlines retirees will be able to continue their lawsuit against the company over changes to their priority boarding status, which they claim was guaranteed to them as a retirement benefit.

Regency beauty school students not entitled to pay for the work they do for paying customers at the school, judge says

Aspiring beauticians aren’t entitled to salaries from payments their educators collect from customers, a Chicago federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. issued an opinion Oct. 27 in a class action lawsuit from cosmetology students of Regency Beauty Institute who argued the work they did for paying customers classified them as employees.