The Irish government said Tuesday that an offer valued at $1.5 billion from British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group SA for Aer Lingus Group PLC wasn’t enough to win its approval, questioning the takeover's impact on employment and several other factors in the proposed deal.
Class counsel in a suit accusing an amusement park company of underpaying employees and forcing them to pick up H-2B visa expenses asked a Massachusetts federal court Monday for permission to depose one of its own named plaintiffs, saying she has cut them off after reaching a settlement on her own.
The corporation behind the for-profit University of Phoenix has asked an Arizona federal judge to approve a $13.1 million settlement in a class action accusing top executives of illegally reaping millions of dollars by backdating stock options, marking the end of a seven-year legal battle.
One day after a judge rebuffed his $1.57 billion cut to pension funding this fiscal year, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday used the unveiling of a $33.8 billion budget to stump for pension reforms that include the transfer of existing and new plans to employee entities.
Coffee-equipment maker Bodum USA Inc. sued its former president in New York court Monday, alleging he took the company's trade secrets and customer lists when he left to take the reins at rival Alpha Dominche Ltd.
Labor and employment law firm Jackson Lewis PC has added former Akerman LLP attorney Stephanie A. Segalini as a partner in its Orlando, Florida, office, the firm announced Monday.
A Washington farm has slammed the class certification bid of local workers accusing it of failing to inform them about higher paying H-2A visa vineyard jobs, telling a Washington federal court that the proposed class size is absurd and the claims are better addressed individually.
The Irish Dairy Board Cooperative Ltd. launched a $5 million lawsuit Monday in New York state court against law firm Pryor Cashman LLP for an allegedly negligent employment audit that the exporter says has led to a series of expensive class action suits against its California subsidiary.
An Arkansas federal judge on Tuesday agreed to put on hold the decertification of a putative class of pizza waiters accusing Gusano's Chicago-Style Pizzeria of using an illegal tip-pooling policy to pay its waiters less than the minimum wage, giving the servers a chance to state their case.
The Tenth Circuit Tuesday revived certain breach of fiduciary duty and contractual vesting claims in a long-running Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action against Embarq Corp., Sprint-Nextel Corp. and others, while simultaneously affirming the dismissal of age discrimination-related claims.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday fielded oral arguments over whether Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims against Edison International over allegedly imprudent 401(k) plan investments were time-barred, yet the justices appeared eager to tackle the broader question of whether plan fiduciaries are required to constantly monitor investments.
Defense contractor Triple Canopy Inc. on Monday urged the Fourth Circuit to reconsider en banc a ruling reviving some of the government’s claims that it falsified marksmanship tests of guards hired under a $10 million contract for a U.S. base in Iraq.
A former Delta Air Lines Inc. manager has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for allegedly running a 14-year, $36 million scheme to bill the airline for services not provided.
A Florida federal jury on Monday denied Americans with Disabilities Act claims brought by a former Walgreen Co. supervisor who accused the company of forcing him to work in a freezer and a cooler after he received an infusion treatment for his psoriatic arthritis.
Meatpacking company JBS USA LLC urged a Nebraska federal court on Monday to toss what's left of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission bias suit brought on behalf of Somali Muslim workers, arguing that the plaintiffs' claims were short on specific facts.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. told a New York federal judge on Monday it would have to hire 40 more attorneys to work around the clock in order to meet a whistleblower’s Friday deadline demand for documents in the False Claims Act suit alleging the company paid kickbacks to pharmacies.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is closing a loophole that allowed some employers a way around providing workers with inpatient hospital coverage, saying that plans without the coverage don’t meet the minimum value standards required under the Affordable Care Act.
The federal government moved to score an early win in a False Claims Act suit alleging Symantec Corp. inflated its prices to the U.S. General Services Administration while giving discounts to commercial clients, urging a D.C. federal court Monday to grant partial summary judgment.
A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC accused of stealing trade secrets on Tuesday admitted to lifting a confidential trading model from his former employer, setting the stage for his deportation to China.
As President Barack Obama and senior cabinet officials continue to build the case to renew the White House's fast-track trade negotiating authority, the AFL-CIO on Monday made clear that it will fight the president every step of the way, setting the stage for a high-profile dispute within the Democratic base.
While e-discovery remains a critical pain point in litigation, the "solutions" supporting its processes continue to evolve. In order to help organizations navigate the sea of options, we conducted research with 21 organizations across e-discovery market segments to understand the factors involved in successful e-discovery investments, says David Houlihan of Blue Hill Research Inc.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent denial to hear Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC means it remains good law and is binding on all state courts. However, since California federal courts appear to have no intention of following the opinion, legal observers should expect significant forum-shopping by litigants going forward, says Regina Silva, senior counsel at Tyson & Mendes LLP and a former prosecutor.
Individual or class claims from employees against their employers after a cyberattack could be based on state or federal statutes and might include common law claims of negligence, invasion of privacy, breach of express or implied contract or misrepresentation. As this area of litigation expands we are likely to see additional causes of action develop, say Thomas Caswell and Judith Langevin of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP.
Two Tax Court cases released last week highlight the importance — and the difficulty — of determining where a traveling worker “lives” for tax purposes, and the stakes are magnified for employers that provide cash allowances for travel expenses or per diem amounts to their traveling employees, says Jennifer Ray of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Baseball and basketball players have professional employment opportunities at an early age — there is no reason why football players should not have similar opportunities. If the National Football League's three-season waiting rule were lifted, much of the confusion affecting college football resolves into clarity, says James Gulotta Jr. of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC.
Over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies now maintain a Twitter or Facebook account. Like their human counterparts, companies are actively blogging, tweeting, updating their Facebook pages, and posting videos and comments on YouTube. But who owns these social media accounts, employee or employer? Turns out, it's not so clear, say attorneys with Jenner & Block LLP.
At its December session, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation considered the second attempt by a distributor of dietary supplements to create an MDL proceeding, raising the prospect of the first Hawaii MDL proceeding in nearly 20 years. But as we gear up for the panel hearing on Thursday, let's also consider how JPML trends of 2014 compare with prior years, says Alan Rothman of Kaye Scholer LLP.
A California appellate court's recent ruling in Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group Inc. shows that, even though nearly all jurisdictions recognize the legal effect of electronic signatures, employers must be able to establish that the electronic signature was the act of the employee, say attorneys at Ballard Spahr LLP.
A recent Seventh Circuit decision provides a cautionary tale for employers deciding what level of detail about litigated matters to include in publicly disclosed U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, say attorneys with Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
While there have so far been no reported cases regarding the application of directors and officers policies to class actions arising out of data breaches, D&O policies are designed to cover acts that directors and officers perform in their jobs and the allegations in the Target Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and other lawsuits fall directly within that purpose, say Matthew Jacobs and Sabrina Guenther of Jenner & Block LLP.