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  • March 29, 2017

    Chipotle Wins Decertification In OT Collective Action

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. won a bid Wednesday to decertify an overtime collective action consisting of more than 500 management trainees, with a New York federal judge ruling that too many differences existed in the workers’ ability to exert managerial authority for them to proceed as a class.

  • March 29, 2017

    Justices Set Tough Standard For State Credit Card Fee Laws

    A Wednesday U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a New York law restricting credit card fee disclosures regulated retailers' speech puts similar statutes around the country on shaky ground.

  • March 29, 2017

    Gay Exec's 2nd Circ. Win Shows Title VII Clarity Needed

    The Second Circuit's decision Monday reviving a gay ad executive's discrimination suit against Omnicom Inc. added fuel to the ongoing debate about if and how Title VII applies to sexual orientation bias and put a new arrow in the plaintiffs bar's quiver, but experts say the ruling also highlights the need for definitive guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court or Congress.

  • March 29, 2017

    Ex-American Apparel CEO Can't Revive Firing Defamation Suit

    Hedge fund Standard General LP did not defame American Apparel Inc. founder Dov Charney in a press release about his firing, a California appeals court ruled on Tuesday, cementing the dismissal of Charney’s $30 million defamation suit under the state’s anti-SLAPP statute.

  • March 29, 2017

    FCC’s Pai Seeks Internet Without ‘Heavy-Handed’ Regs

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai doubled down Wednesday on his theme of a new “light touch” approach that promotes investment at the FCC, advocating for an internet freer from “heavy-handed” regulation in a speech that also touted new telecom cooperation between India and the U.S.

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