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A California federal court threw out a proposed class action accusing Singapore-based hotel booking firm Agoda Company Pte. of breaching the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending consumers spam messages, ruling Thursday that the room confirmation texts do not qualify as telemarketing.
A split Ninth Circuit panel wiped out an arbitration award blocking a Las Vegas culinary workers’ union from making the MGM Mirage arbitrate a dispute over unpaid vacation, saying it wasn’t up to the arbitrator to decide whether the case could be arbitrated.
A Florida federal judge has tossed a lawsuit against Aetna Life Insurance Co. seeking to recover thousands of dollars that the families of troubled teenagers paid for wilderness therapy programs in Colorado and Utah, finding that the programs aren't "residential treatment facilities" covered by the policies.
A staffing company for food and retail service locations in airports has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle claims that it failed to pay workers for all of their performed work, give them proper breaks or provide accurate wage statements, according to filings in California federal court Friday.
The Tenth Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court ruling rejecting the Comanche Nation's bid to stall the opening of a Chickasaw Nation casino, saying the Comanches are unlikely to succeed on the merits of their pending challenge to land acquisition for the project.