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A nonprofit trade association representing some 6,000 trucking operators has filed suit in California federal court asking a judge to find that federal law supersedes a recent landmark state Supreme Court ruling redefining employees versus contractors that some observers say could devastate the industry.
An attorney has slammed a New Jersey firm with a state lawsuit accusing it of violating a deal that entitles her to half of the legal fees recovered in a malpractice action against another lawyer over his handling of an employment discrimination case.
Although the #MeToo movement has spurred employers to re-evaluate — and in some cases toughen — their anti-harassment policies, strict zero-tolerance policies in which first-time offenders are fired for arguably minor transgressions could leave employers on dangerous legal ground, experts say.
A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by a onetime U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawyer to reinstate her claims that the agency discriminated against her by not granting her an extended period of leave while administrative complaints she filed were processed.
A New Jersey federal judge on Friday denied most of a biopharmaceutical company’s bid to access more than 170 emails by a cancer researcher it claims stole proprietary materials relating to an antibody, but agreed to unshield one message between the researcher and an executive of another biopharmaceutical firm.