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By By Vince Lovato | October 15, 2005
A French insurer will pay in federal class-action settlement deal for unpaid life insurance policies after genocide.LOS ANGELES -- Descendants of victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, many of whom are Glendale residents, will share $17 million in restitution as part of the settlement of a federal class-action case announced Wednesday. The claim was brought forth by seven Armenian Americans, some of whom live in Glendale, said Mark Geragos, the attorney who filed the claim. The settlement was reached with French insurance company AXA Group for unpaid life insurance policies, said Geragos, whose grandparents and great-grandparents came to the United States to flee the genocide.
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By CHARLES J. UNGER | December 13, 2008
There is nothing worse than selfishness and greed on the part of large companies. Well, almost nothing. But it appears as if both Macy?s and Bloomingdale?s are getting their comeuppance. This is a result of a class action lawsuit filed by the stores? former employee, Lauren Ressler, who is claiming that non-union employees at the two stores were often forced to work 10 hours a day and were not permitted a 30-minute break or more money as required by law. In fact, the claim in this case is that the powers that be at Federated Department Stores, which owns both Macy?
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By Veronica Rocha | November 26, 2008
LOS ANGELES — A Superior Court judge and attorneys Tuesday went over the language in a jury statement that will be read to potential jurors as they prepare for the trial in a class-action lawsuit regarding the January 2005 Metrolink train derailment in Glendale that killed 11 people. Judge Emilie Elias will read the statement, which briefly explains the case and role of a jury, to potential jurors at the June 8 jury selection hearing at Central Civil West Court. Attorneys representing Metrolink and those representing the victims of the derailment argued about whether language in the statement should say that Juan Manuel Alvarez was convicted of first-degree murder or just murder.
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By Melanie Hicken | March 10, 2010
GLENDALE — A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge approved a $3.8-million settlement in the long-standing class-action lawsuit against Grand View Memorial Park, which has had limited public access for years. Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr on Friday finalized the preliminary agreement reached last year, including $500,000 for the restoration of the cemetery, which had fallen into disrepair and prompted officials to curtail public access in response to fears that the property wasn’t safe for visitors.
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By Angela Hokanson and The Leader | June 5, 2008
GLENDALE — The California Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that federal regulations governing the “push” mode of train operation preempt the practice from being used against Metrolink in a class-action lawsuit that stems from a January 2005 train crash. The appellate court ruled that because the push-pull system of operation is lawful under regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration, the body that governs railroad equipment and operations, the plaintiffs can’t argue in state court that the practice was negligent, said Joseph Mascovich, one of Metrolink’s attorneys.
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By Angela Hokanson | June 7, 2008
GLENDALE — The California Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that federal regulations governing the “push” mode of train operation preempt the practice from being used against Metrolink in a class-action lawsuit that stems from a January 2005 train crash. The appellate court ruled that because the push-pull system of operation is lawful under regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration, the body that governs railroad equipment and operations, the plaintiffs can’t argue in state court that the practice was negligent, said Joseph Mascovich, one of Metrolink’s attorneys.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | August 11, 2010
Mercury Air Centers has agreed to pay seven Burbank employees and other members of a class-action lawsuit $600,000 to settle claims that they experienced racial discrimination and sexual harassment. Atlantic Services Inc. — which purchased Mercury Air Centers at Bob Hope Airport after the lawsuit was filed in 2008 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — also agreed to a two-year consent decree that calls for the appointment of a workplace oversight officer.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
More than two years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., Burbank is still pining for the $10 million it lost in the deal. Following Lehman’s declaration of bankruptcy in September 2008, Burbank filed a lawsuit alleging top executives of the company knowingly committed fraud by misrepresenting the value of the firm’s assets. The city’s case was lumped into a larger class-action lawsuit in 2009 and has been making its way through the court system. “It is fairly consistent with the federal rules of civil procedure that the case was transferred and not unexpected,” said city spokesman Keith Sterling.
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By Chris Wiebe | February 28, 2007
GLENDALE ? A Long Beach-based law firm has settled a class-action suit with the management of a nursing home with facilities in Burbank and Glendale. The suit alleged the company provided its patients with substandard care. Attorney Stephen Garcia, whose firm the Garcia Law Firm filed the suit against Longwood management Corp., would not discuss the details of the settlement. The settlement was confirmed by a source in Garcia's law office. The source said that the settlement's terms are confidential.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
More than two years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., Burbank is still pining for the $10 million it lost in the deal. Following Lehman’s declaration of bankruptcy in September 2008, Burbank filed a lawsuit alleging top executives of the company knowingly committed fraud by misrepresenting the value of the firm’s assets. The city’s case was lumped into a larger class-action lawsuit in 2009 and has been making its way through the court system. “It is fairly consistent with the federal rules of civil procedure that the case was transferred and not unexpected,” said city spokesman Keith Sterling.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | August 11, 2010
Mercury Air Centers has agreed to pay seven Burbank employees and other members of a class-action lawsuit $600,000 to settle claims that they experienced racial discrimination and sexual harassment. Atlantic Services Inc. — which purchased Mercury Air Centers at Bob Hope Airport after the lawsuit was filed in 2008 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — also agreed to a two-year consent decree that calls for the appointment of a workplace oversight officer.
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By Melanie Hicken | March 10, 2010
GLENDALE — A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge approved a $3.8-million settlement in the long-standing class-action lawsuit against Grand View Memorial Park, which has had limited public access for years. Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr on Friday finalized the preliminary agreement reached last year, including $500,000 for the restoration of the cemetery, which had fallen into disrepair and prompted officials to curtail public access in response to fears that the property wasn’t safe for visitors.
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By CHARLES J. UNGER | December 13, 2008
There is nothing worse than selfishness and greed on the part of large companies. Well, almost nothing. But it appears as if both Macy?s and Bloomingdale?s are getting their comeuppance. This is a result of a class action lawsuit filed by the stores? former employee, Lauren Ressler, who is claiming that non-union employees at the two stores were often forced to work 10 hours a day and were not permitted a 30-minute break or more money as required by law. In fact, the claim in this case is that the powers that be at Federated Department Stores, which owns both Macy?
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | November 26, 2008
LOS ANGELES — A Superior Court judge and attorneys Tuesday went over the language in a jury statement that will be read to potential jurors as they prepare for the trial in a class-action lawsuit regarding the January 2005 Metrolink train derailment in Glendale that killed 11 people. Judge Emilie Elias will read the statement, which briefly explains the case and role of a jury, to potential jurors at the June 8 jury selection hearing at Central Civil West Court. Attorneys representing Metrolink and those representing the victims of the derailment argued about whether language in the statement should say that Juan Manuel Alvarez was convicted of first-degree murder or just murder.
LOCAL
By Angela Hokanson | June 7, 2008
GLENDALE — The California Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that federal regulations governing the “push” mode of train operation preempt the practice from being used against Metrolink in a class-action lawsuit that stems from a January 2005 train crash. The appellate court ruled that because the push-pull system of operation is lawful under regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration, the body that governs railroad equipment and operations, the plaintiffs can’t argue in state court that the practice was negligent, said Joseph Mascovich, one of Metrolink’s attorneys.
LOCAL
By Angela Hokanson and The Leader | June 5, 2008
GLENDALE — The California Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that federal regulations governing the “push” mode of train operation preempt the practice from being used against Metrolink in a class-action lawsuit that stems from a January 2005 train crash. The appellate court ruled that because the push-pull system of operation is lawful under regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration, the body that governs railroad equipment and operations, the plaintiffs can’t argue in state court that the practice was negligent, said Joseph Mascovich, one of Metrolink’s attorneys.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | October 15, 2005
A French insurer will pay in federal class-action settlement deal for unpaid life insurance policies after genocide.LOS ANGELES -- Descendants of victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, many of whom are Glendale residents, will share $17 million in restitution as part of the settlement of a federal class-action case announced Wednesday. The claim was brought forth by seven Armenian Americans, some of whom live in Glendale, said Mark Geragos, the attorney who filed the claim. The settlement was reached with French insurance company AXA Group for unpaid life insurance policies, said Geragos, whose grandparents and great-grandparents came to the United States to flee the genocide.
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