Ford, et. al. v. Ford Motor Co., No. 1:16-cv-00239 (W.D.N.C. July 14, 2016) (putative consumer class action alleging the Ford Explorer has a manufacturing defect which allows exhaust emissions to leak into passenger cabins).
Swinger v. Breg, Inc., et. al., No. 1:16-cv-00955 (M.D.N.C. July 14, 2016) (collective action and class action brought under FLSA and state wage and hour laws for unpaid wages and overtime arising from defendants’ alleged misclassification of employees).
Hatch, et. al. v. DeMayo, et. al., No. 1:16-cv-00925 (D.S.C. July 8, 2016) (putative class action brought under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act alleging that defendant law firms obtained protected personal information from DMV records and accident reports to market their legal services in violation of the Act).
Lomax v. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., et. al., No. 1:16-cv-00923 (M.D.N.C. July 8, 2016) (in addition to Graham, this is the second putative class action filed on behalf of shareholders of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., against the company and its officers and directors alleging violations of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act arising out of a proposed merger of its operations with a private Dutch company JAB Holdings, B.V. through its Delaware and North Carolina entities).
Velasquez v. Salsa and Beer Restaurant, Inc., et. al., No. 5:16-cv-00655 (E.D.N.C. July 6, 2016) (collective and class action brought under FLSA and the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act by restaurant servers for an improper “tip credit” and the restaurant’s failure to pay overtime).
Heydrick v. J.L Hawes Inc., et. al., No. 2:16-cv-02413 (D.S.C. July 1, 2016) (collective and class action brought under FLSA and state wage and hour laws for an improper “tip credit”).