When is it right to sue to protect your rights? In a perfect world, one would never have to consider this option. In a superior world, we would always be able to sue someone who had wronged us. But in the world we have, lawsuits can seem a drawn-out and expensive venture that is only for people and businesses who know they can afford it.
Burger King recently added the Impossible Whopper, it's first plant-based protein item, to its menu here in the United States. While the idea of it being sold at the fast-food chain initially delighted vegans and other health-conscious foodies, Burger King is now facing a class-action lawsuit over the introduction the burger to its menu.
As residents of the United States, we have the expectation that our food supply will be safe and free of adulterants and/or contamination. We trust that the agencies tasked with oversight of the food manufacturing processes can prevent diseases from spreading throughout the population.
If you think that an issue such as a medication recall or workplace discrimination that has impacted you has affected others, then it likely has. Individuals often join class-action lawsuits to share litigation costs associated with holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.
If your employer is keeping you on the job but not paying you overtime, if you're not being paid your state's minimum wage or if you're not receiving meal breaks, you could have a case of violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Banking giant JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5 million to male employees who entered a class action lawsuit because they weren't given the same paid leave women received to care for newborns.
How might an individual who has suffered personal injury owing to third-party negligence proceed if the would-be defendant is a huge and deep-pocketed corporation?