Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans
201711.19
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Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans

Honda announced on Saturday it was recalling about 800,000 Odyssey minivans in the United States because of problems with locking adjustable seats into place. The company said the affected minivans, which include model years 2011 to 2017, have second-row seats that can tip forward if they are not properly latched. In a statement, Honda said…

Will a Class Action Over ‘Pokemon Go’ Redefine What It Means to “Trespass”?
201703.28
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Will a Class Action Over ‘Pokemon Go’ Redefine What It Means to “Trespass”?

[By: Eriq Gardner] The game’s developer urges a federal judge not to give landowners a new right to refuse placement of virtual objects on property. The hype around Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game encouraging players to visit various real-life locations in order to discover, capture and train digital creatures from the Pokemon universe, has…

McDonald’s Employees Seek Approval of Background Check Settlement
201703.09
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McDonald’s Employees Seek Approval of Background Check Settlement

[By Paul Tassin] A settlement resolving a McDonald’s employee background check class action lawsuit is ready to be finalized, pending final court approval. The settlement resolves claims against defendant Richard and Dale Shalhoub Family Trust, a Southern California McDonald’s franchisee operating through several other business entities also named as defendants. Plaintiffs allege the defendants improperly…

Toyota Agrees to $3.4 Billion Settlement
201611.15
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Toyota Agrees to $3.4 Billion Settlement

Toyota Agrees to $3.4 Billion Settlement in Corrosion Case. Toyota Motors has agreed to a settlement of up to $3.4 billion for a federal class-action lawsuit brought by American owners of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles whose frames could rust through, plaintiffs’ lawyers said in court papers. The proposed settlement covers about 1.5 million…

Rite Aid, Background Checks, and Applicants’ Rights
201610.07
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Rite Aid, Background Checks, and Applicants’ Rights

It’s becoming more and more common for retailers and other businesses to carry out background checks when hiring new employees. Retailers, increasingly cautious following 9/11, now routinely check applicants’ criminal records, past employment, and even request statements from friends and family to vouch for a person’s character. The process has spawned a vast and lucrative…