The Second Circuit on Friday denied an appeal by a former wrestler suing World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for allegedly hiding the risks of traumatic brain injury, saying the appeal would have to wait until he and the other wrestlers suing the WWE hash out their claims in district court.
A Wisconsin federal court threw out labor union claims that the state’s “right-to-work” law violates the Fifth Amendment and a national law, holding Monday that legal precedent required the case be tossed.
North Carolina’s legislative leaders and Gov. Patrick McCrory asked a federal court Monday to recognize their legislative privilege to not be deposed by the U.S. and others suing over the state’s law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
Coca-Cola Co. hit back at a former employee’s bid to certify class in a suit accusing the company of exposing him and fellow staff to identity theft after several dozen company laptops were stolen, telling a Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday the ex-worker has not defined a common class.
An Ohio school district can’t use the federal court system to block guidance from the Justice and Education Departments over how to treat transgender students before it has been enforced, nor can it ban a transgender student from using the girls’ bathroom, an Ohio federal judge ruled Monday.
Former Shearson workers seeking $300 million in deferred pay from the Lehman Brothers Inc. trustee told the Second Circuit on Tuesday that they are the only big gorilla left in the massive Chapter 11 and that, therefore, there is no harm to others if a dispute over the priority of their claims is sent to arbitration under a 1985 employment contract.
The Fifth Circuit ruled on Monday that BP PLC employees suing over damage to their BP-invested retirement funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill haven't specified what plan administrators could have done differently to get a better result, as the U.S. Supreme Court has required.
Energy logistics company Maxum Petroleum Inc. sued a former senior officer and its competitor Chemoil Corporation Inc. in Connecticut federal court Monday, accusing the ex-employee of stealing trade secrets and moving to the rival company in breach of his contract.
Employment was at the forefront in the opening stages of Monday’s highly anticipated presidential debate, where Hillary Clinton spoke about her plans to help workers and Donald Trump emphasized the need to keep jobs in the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Labor said Monday it has launched a "top-to-bottom" review of Wells Fargo & Co. employment practices over the past several years in light of revelations the bank instituted an aggressive sales strategy that resulted in the opening of millions of unauthorized accounts.
A pair of New Jersey state senators have introduced legislation that would prevent employers from asking job applicants about their salary history and from relying on that information to determine potential wages at any stage during the hiring process, Senate Democrats announced Monday.
Infosys Technologies Ltd. Inc. asked a Wisconsin federal court Friday to rule in its favor in a putative class action brought by four white individuals who claim the company discriminated against them based on their non-South Asian national origin and race, saying the evidence fails to show any reverse discrimination.
Family Dollar Inc. urged a California judge at a hearing Monday to throw out meal and rest break claims a former assistant manager is pursuing under the state’s Private Attorney General Act, saying he didn’t exhaust administrative remedies before filing suit and it’s too late to correct that error.
Buchalter Nemer PLC announced it has hired the former chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Phoenix labor and employment practice and two tax attorneys from Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP, bolstering the firm's Scottsdale, Arizona, office.
A Washington federal jury awarded $5.1 million to A.H. Lundberg Associates Inc. Friday after finding its former customer TSI Inc. hired away a vital Lundberg employee and stole the company's wood-drying technology.
Under a measure signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday, actors and other industry professionals can scrub their ages from online entertainment employment service provider sites such as IMDb.com Pro, marking a victory for the union that backed the proposal.
Palantir Technologies Inc. was accused Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s government contracts monitor of discriminating against Asian job applicants, which said in a lawsuit that the odds the company hired so few Asians by chance were “one in a billion.”
A California state judge ordered Pacific Investment Management Co. on Monday to let co-founder Bill Gross' lawyer interview the investment company's CEO and 11 other directors in Gross' $200 million suit alleging the firm forced him out.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan continued to press a federal court Friday to pare down the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ suit alleging the insurer mismanaged the tribe’s employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, arguing it had no duty to cap health care claims at certain rates.
Two whistleblowers haven’t sufficiently argued that CareFlite, a Dallas-area nonprofit that provides ambulance services, systemically billed Medicare or Medicaid for more advanced services than it provided, a Texas federal judge said on Monday in dismissing the False Claims Act suit.
Nothing passes Congress during an election year. Well, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 did. In some ways, the act is unexceptional. In other ways, however, it is exceptional. Perhaps the single most important provision is the availability of ex parte seizure orders, says Patrick Coyne of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP.
Despite regular news stories detailing the need to update our digital privacy laws and increase our cybersecurity protections, law firms and in-house legal departments should feel confident that utilizing cloud providers with strong privacy and security protections will not breach their ethical obligation to clients, says Bradley Shear of the Law Office of Bradley S. Shear LLC.
In Beacom v. Oracle America, the Eighth Circuit joined the Second, Third and Sixth Circuits in adopting a less stringent standard for whistleblower retaliation claims brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which increases the likelihood that whistleblowers would prevail in such cases and could result in lengthier litigation, say attorneys with Haynes and Boone LLP.
The “new” Occupational Safety and Health Administration is more aggressive and motivated than ever. For employers who do not revisit critical facets of workplace safety and Occupational Safety and Health Act compliance, frustrating and potentially expensive encounters with OSHA will loom on the horizon, says Michael Abcarian at Fisher Phillips.
An understanding of the damage model and the facts and figures to back it up is crucial to a successful mediation in commercial cases. This is true for both plaintiffs counsel and defense counsel, says Karen Willcutts, former associate judge for Dallas County and an arbitrator at JAMS ADR.
Class action defendants litigating in an inconvenient forum should consider presenting arguments in favor of transferring the action to another venue, as a successful venue motion can deflate some momentum that the class might appear to have at the outset of the case, says Cathy Moses at Irell & Manella LLP.
The Illinois attorney general's litigation with sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s speaks to the concerns about noncompete agreements recently expressed by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the White House. Such agreements likely can have serious and unintended consequences and state and national authorities are now paying closer attention, say Jason Hirsh and Christina Lutz at Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC.
It’s important to first decide what your personal brand is. Are you a crusader? A wry observer? A compassionate witness? Your social media presence doesn’t have to reflect the deepest aspects of your identity — it’s merely an image that you project, says Monica Zent, founder and CEO of Foxwordy Inc.
A recent decision from the New York Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of a physician's restrictive covenant reflects continued changes taking place in the health care field and indicates that attorneys representing individual physicians and medical practices in New York will have to take more care in drafting such contracts, says Thomas Telesca at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC.
One of the most prevalent complaints by associates and recent law school graduates is the lack of meaningful mentoring by more seasoned attorneys. Gary Gansle, leader of Squire Patton Boggs LLP's Northern California employment law practice, offers several tips as a light that can help junior attorneys start down the right path in their career development.