A white woman who sued the School Board of Brunswick County, Va., after she was passed over for a position as a high school principal in favor of a black man has had her race and sex discrimination claims upheld, but her retaliation claims dismissed.
Smithfield Foods Inc. and a union have struck a deal in a lawsuit related to a bitter, long-running fight to unionize a Smithfield pork processing plant in North Carolina, paving the way for the end of the union's campaign against the company, and the beginning of possible union representation.
Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. and its new CEO have been slapped with a third lawsuit by competitor 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc., accusing them of trade secret misappropriation.
The brokerage arm of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. has won a partial injunction against a former financial adviser accused of stealing clients, with a federal judge ordering a halt to further client solicitation.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has lured eight attorneys from the struggling structured finance leader Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP — including two longtime partners — to start its new White Plains, N.Y., office.
A Connecticut lawyer can continue his employment discrimination case against a nonprofit social justice group affiliated with the Society of Friends now that a federal judge has shot down the group's bid for summary judgment.
The packing division of leading pork processor Smithfield Foods Inc. has been hit with two separate putative collective actions alleging that the company does not properly compensate its workers at two North Carolina facilities for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms.
A federal appeals court has reinstated claims asserted by six men who accuse trucking outfit Cassens Transport Co. of being part of a scheme to fraudulently deny them workers' compensation benefits, just months after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the appeals court's decision to affirm the suit's dismissal.
The national air traffic controllers' union has failed to convince a U.S. judge to force a federal panel to negotiate its labor negotiations stalemate with the Federal Aviation Administration.
A group of Continental Airlines pilots has sued the Air Line Pilots Association International, the union that represents them, for allegedly discriminating against them because of their age.
Cincinnati municipal employees will be allowed to donate to political candidates in the days leading up to this year’s elections, despite a city policy forbidding such contributions, under an order issued in Ohio federal court.
The prosecutor who brought criminal backdating charges against Broadcom Corp.’s former chief financial officer and other company executives has come under fire for allegedly leaking secret grand jury details and documents to the media.
American Power Conversion Corp. has filed a lawsuit against rival power producer Powerware and three of its former employees, alleging that the employees violated their APC contracts by disclosing trade secrets after becoming employed by Powerware.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. has been hit with a proposed collective action that accuses it of failing to pay its employees who work from home for time spent booting up their computers, along with other wage and overtime violations.
Two employees axed by The Charles Schwab Corp. for refusing to falsify entries in the investment giant's database will have their old jobs back, plus back pay and damages, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
A judge has rejected Abercrombie & Fitch's bid to dismiss a handful of suits alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, ruling that the complaints against the popular clothier have passed the first test for being classified as a collective action.
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has filed a lawsuit accusing New York recruiting firm IDW Group LLC of helping key executives in the company's investment bank find jobs with a competitor.
A Manhattan district judge has consolidated three putative class actions brought by employees against Colgate-Palmolive Co. that allege the toothpaste maker and its cash-balance retirement plan miscalculated their pension benefits.
An appellate judge has upheld a lower court's decision dismissing construction company Granite Rock Co.'s suit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for allegedly interfering with the company's contract with a local Teamster chapter.
New York state's highest court ruled clothing manufacturer Liz Claiborne Inc.'s motion for summary judgment in a sexual orientation discrimination suit was timely under the state's local rules and sent the case back to the appellate court for further consideration.