Keller Lenkner LLC has filed a federal lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging unfair-competition, fraud, and breach-of-contract claims on behalf of a class of plaintiffs who purchased advertisements on the platform. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the complaint alleges that LinkedIn consistently overcharges advertisers because it inflates the advertising metrics on which businesses rely when placing bids to purchase LinkedIn advertising.
A New York federal judge on Monday slapped down Peloton’s bid to toss a proposed class action against the stationary bike giant claiming it falsely advertises an “ever-growing” library of online fitness classes, ruling while a Michigan customer can’t sue under New York law, the New York-based lead plaintiff can.
The full Eleventh Circuit is being pressed to review a panel decision in a dispute over a $1.4 million robocall settlement that found class representatives can’t recover routine incentive awards, with the lead plaintiff arguing that this categorical ban would hobble class action litigation and an objector to the deal taking issue with the calculation of class counsel’s fees.
A group of Pizza Hut delivery drivers Monday asked a Texas bankruptcy judge to deny franchise owner NPC International’s request to find that July’s Chapter 11 stay extends to a wage suit against individual executives, saying the company has no obligation to defend them.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce cannot file an amicus brief supporting Postmates’ challenge to a California law that lets workers sue if companies take too long to pay arbitration fees, couriers facing a suit by the delivery service have told a federal judge, arguing the Chamber’s views would add nothing to the case.
In a case that has important implications for companies facing mass arbitration demands from their customers, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Green ruled last week that Intuit cannot halt arbitration with nearly 10,000 customers who allege the financial software company steered them into paying for tax preparation services after they attempted to use a free version of Turbo Tax.
Our clients won a significant victory yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Just two weeks after oral argument, the court affirmed a district court ruling compelling Postmates to arbitrate with more than 5,000 of our clients. KL’s Warren Postman argued the case on behalf of thousands of Postmates couriers, who allege that the company failed to pay minimum wage and overtime because it improperly classified them as independent contractors.
Gibson Dunn’s first appellate showdown with plaintiffs represented by Keller Lenkner featured one judge saying he was “completely unsympathetic” to the merits of their argument that filing large batches of individual arbitrations somehow games the system. Read the full article on Law.com.
Last week, Keller Lenkner Partner Warren Postman argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of more than 5,000 Postmates couriers. Our clients seek to have their claims against the company heard in individual arbitrations. Circuit Judge Paul Watford told a lawyer for Postmates Inc that those 5,000 couriers “didn’t do anything wrong” by simultaneously filing claims in individual arbitration that they were misclassified as independent contractors.
Keller Lenkner’s first wave of cases have focused on workers in the gig economy. Mr. Lenkner said he believed that his firm could economically mount arbitration claims, one by one, because the gig workers had similar allegations against companies like Uber and Postmates — namely that they have been misclassified as independent contractors.