Willis Towers Watson slapped by class action lawsuits over mega merger

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London-headquartered and Irish-domiciled Willis Towers Watson has quite a lot on its plate, with multiple shareholder class action lawsuits filed against the broking giant in connection with its proposed mega merger with fellow goliath Aon Plc.      

The latest to announce the filing of a lawsuit is New York-based investor rights law firm Halper Sadeh LLP, whose camp is seeking damages and/or equitable relief on behalf of Willis Towers Watson shareholders under federal securities laws.

Willis Towers Watson is being accused of having issued a misleading proxy statement to recommend that its shareholders vote in favour of the Aon deal. The

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U.S. workers hit McDonald’s with class action over COVID-19 safety

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(Reuters) – Five McDonald’s (MCD.N) workers in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit against the chain on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to adopt government safety guidance on COVID-19 and endangering employees and their families.

FILE PHOTO: McDonald’s workers strike for protective gear, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

McDonald’s failed to provide adequate hand sanitizer, gloves and masks and has not notified its staff when an employee has become infected with the new coronavirus, according to a copy of the lawsuit provided by

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United Airlines employee files class action lawsuit over unpaid days off policy

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FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

(Reuters) – A United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) non-union employee filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that a requirement that management and administration employees take 20 unpaid days off breaches the terms of federal payroll aid.

Chicago-based United is among the U.S. airlines that have accepted government payroll support, which is conditional on the companies not cutting jobs or pay rates before Sept. 30 as the sector

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Lloyd’s of London underwriters suffer another COVID-19 class action lawsuit

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It’s the turn of Miami Beach salon Atma Beauty to take Lloyd’s of London underwriters to court, with the all-risk insurance policyholder serving as the lead plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit against certain Lloyd’s syndicates as well as HDI Global Specialty SE and AXIS Specialty Europe SE.

In the court document seen by Insurance Business, the plaintiff – individually and on behalf of “all others similarly situated” – alleged: “The class claims all derive directly from a single course of conduct by defendants: their systematic and uniform refusal to pay insureds for losses suffered due to the

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