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California Supreme Court Decides Salas, Ayala, and Iskanian, Cases in which the Impact Fund Submitted Amicus Briefs

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District Court Grants Final Approval of Proposed Settlement in Costco Gender Discrimination Class Action

On May 27, 2014, the district court granted final approval of the parties’ proposed class action settlement. Class members have until July 26, 2014 to file settlement claims. If you are a member of the class and have questions, visit genderclassactionagainstcostco.com or call 1-866-501-2300.

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Impact Fund Announces Settlement of 12-Year Old Disability Access Class Action Against California Taco Bell Restaurants

On the eve of a trial scheduled for Friday, April 25th in federal court in Oakland, the parties to a disability access class action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell in California have announced a settlement of the long-running case. The action, originally filed in 2002, was brought on behalf of customers who use wheelchairs and scooters; the suit claimed that Taco Bell restaurants did not provide accessible facilities as required by law. The settlement will ensure that Taco Bell restaurants are maintained in compliance with all legal requirements for accessibility.

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Impact Fund Co-authors Amicus Brief Addressing the Importance of Class Certification in Actions Involving Low-Wage Workers

On April 22, 2014, the Impact Fund and co-authors Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll filed an amicus brief in the Jacob v. Duane Reade wage-and-hour litigation in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief was filed on behalf of dozens of public interest organizations who represent low-wage workers across the country.

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Check out our Spring 2014 Newsletter!

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