A former Squire Patton Boggs LLP attorney is suing the firm and Prudential for allegedly denying her disability coverage for conflicting and untrue reasons, according to a complaint filed in Ohio federal court on Friday.
A Florida federal judge on Friday dismissed an amended False Claims Act suit against Health First Inc., finding that a whistleblower's claims that the nonprofit medical company defrauded the government of hundreds of millions of dollars were not specific enough.
Morgan Stanley did not err in terminating a financial adviser after his election as supervisor of a California county, the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday, finding he was fired for a "legitimate, apolitical reason."
A church-affiliated hospital in New Jersey has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that employee retirement plans maintained by such organizations are exempt from the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, challenging a circuit ruling that the exemption only applies to plans established by churches.
A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority union sued the agency Wednesday to enforce an arbitration decision reinstating an allegedly scapegoated mechanic who was fired after a fatal underground smoke incident in 2015.
McDonald's wants the Ninth Circuit to review the recent class certification of a group of employees suing for fair wages and overtime compensation, arguing Thursday that the lower court was "manifestly erroneous" in relying on fatally dissimilar evidence of the mental states of more than 800 class members when it made its decision.
A deceased and unrepresented lawyer ending up losing a small victory to abate interest on unpaid payroll taxes in the Seventh Circuit when it ruled that the U.S. Tax Court’s definition of “excessive” was vague and inconsistent with regulatory interpretation.
An executive assistant for Dr. Phil’s production company said he witnessed dozens of sexual interactions between his bosses and numerous women, saying the unwanted harassing conduct was so severe that it created a hostile work environment, according to a $5 million suit filed in Los Angeles on Friday.
A California federal judge on Thursday decertified a class of Minor League Baseball players in a wage-and-hour suit, dealing a major setback to their claims against Major League Baseball and several of its clubs alleging they are not paid for all the work they put in throughout the season and offseason trying to make the big leagues.
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP recently announced that it has snagged a new partner and attorney serving of counsel from Callahan & Blaine to join its business litigation and corporate services groups.
A California judge on Friday tossed a wrongful termination suit against the state bar association filed by a communications officer who claimed he had been "dragged into the crossfire" in its war against the ousted executive director Joe Dunn, saying the Public Employment Relations Board must hear the matter first.
Advocate Health Care Network has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that pension plans maintained by church-affiliated organizations should be exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which would block a putative class of employees from challenging a noncompliant benefits plan.
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP on Friday urged a New York federal judge to put an end to a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former attorney at the firm, arguing the lawyer has “angrily and blindly lashed out” over imagined slights.
A bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill Thursday that would extend existing federal whistleblower protections to federal contractors, as pressure has built on the U.S. departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies over their treatment of whistleblowers.
A Silicon Valley artificial intelligence startup in a heated trade secrets fight with a former CEO who decamped to a rival urged a California federal court Thursday to reject $1.25 million in proposed fee reimbursement sanctions against it and counsel, calling the move a “meritless” attempt by the rival to escape liability.
Three women suing Wal-Mart for gender discrimination fought Friday to keep alive claims on behalf of a proposed regional class, insisting their complaint does not suffer from the same defects found by the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark Dukes decision.
The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, citing the state's controversial new law preventing transgender people from choosing the bathroom of their choice in a move that has sparked outrage from the governor, Pat McCrory.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a California federal court wrongfully denied certification to two classes of Renzenberger Inc. drivers accusing the transport company of rest break and minimum wage violations, saying the judge jumped the gun on deciding certain issues against the drivers.
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday shot down former Reuters social media editor Matthew Keys’ bid to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction and two-year sentence on charges that he helped the hacker group Anonymous break into the Los Angeles Times’ website and alter content.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday denied Uber Technologies Inc.'s request to compel arbitration in a wage violation suit brought by a purported class of the ride-hailing company’s Philadelphia limousine drivers, ruling those drivers opted out of Uber's arbitration agreement and cannot be forced into it now.
We have heard increasing complaints from general counsels about the runaway costs of internal investigations by outside counsel. GCs and clients — be it the company, the audit committee or a special litigation committee — are uniquely positioned to play an important role in defining and controlling the scope and costs of an investigation, say John McDermott and Emily Garnett of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
Given the availability and effectiveness of inexpensive video equipment, many companies use video to monitor their entire operations for safety, security and quality control. But video surveillance can have unintended consequences well beyond its intended purpose, say Mark Konkel and Barbara Hoey at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
Other than serving as a trap for the unwary and giving defense lawyers a shiny new weapon in their arsenal, does the Defend Trade Secret Act's civil seizure provision serve any useful purpose at all? asks Arash Beral of Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP.
Banks and financial institutions have wondered for months whether they would be subject to a recent executive order requiring certain federal contractors to provide employees with paid sick leave. However, careful review of a U.S. Department of Labor notice shows it is highly unlikely the industry will be subject to this burdensome new requirement, say attorneys at Fox Rothschild LLP.
The days of scheduled, periodic IRS determination letters will soon end. Sponsors of individually designed qualified retirement plans must develop new means for assuring they comply with the qualification requirements, say attorneys with McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Although the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act are both modeled after the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, there are several key differences between the two that should be taken into consideration when deciding whether to bring a state or federal claim, or both, says Michael Barbee of Griffith Bates Champion & Harper LLP.
Although revisions to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEO-1 reporting proposal may alleviate some of the burden placed on employers, the core earnings and hours worked data that the commission proposes to collect remains largely unchanged, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
A recent case in the District of Puerto Rico — U.S. v. Aveta — highlights several issues surrounding the use of privileged and confidential information by both plaintiffs and the government in False Claims Act suits. Much to the dismay of contractors like Aveta, the government and relators may be able to utilize confidential or privileged information in the course of investigating and prosecuting false claims, say James Koukios and... (continued)
According to a 2016 report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the typical organization loses an amount equal to 5 percent of its annual revenues to fraud every year. Nathan Novak of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP explains important steps in persuading employees to take the implementation of anti-fraud controls seriously.
As recent opinions in the Eastern District of Washington and the Northern District of Alabama show, the U.S. Supreme Court's Escobar decision yields fertile ground for defenses based on the materiality requirement of the False Claims Act, including at the pleading stage, say John Ruskusky and Emily Harlan of Nixon Peabody LLP.