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District Court (Cal.) Says Merchandise Rental Agreements Were Not Disguised Security Agreements Subject to Usury

In Blair v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., No. C 17-02335 WHA, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21988 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 11, 2019), Judge Alsup granted summary judgment to a merchandise lessor against a class action plaintiff’s claim that the contracts were disguised security…

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California Appellate Tracker

Carrington v. Starbucks Corp.

Despite good faith efforts to comply, defendant employer’s time records and payroll records showed that 75% of the workers who worked between five and five and a quarter hours were not given meal breaks or missed meal break pay, so trial court correctly entered judgment finding employer liable for penalties.

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In Order to Comply With State And Federal Law, An Employer Must Give A Job Applicant Two Separate Disclosures of Its Intent to Obtain A Credit Report

Under both the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), before obtaining a credit report on a job applicant, an employer must first give the applicant a “clear and conspicuous” written disclosure in…

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