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  • March 22, 2018

    Atty's 'Possible Incompetence' May Save Coach Workers' Suit

    A California federal judge said Thursday insufficient evidence prevented him from certifying a class of Coach store managers who say they were misclassified as overtime-exempt, but added he’d likely let the workers try again with another attorney rather than “punishing [them] for the possible incompetence of the lawyer who’s representing them.”

  • March 22, 2018

    NY Restaurateur Sues 'Copycat' Chicago Wine Bar Over TM

    The owner of six Italian restaurants and wine bars in New York City sued two former employees in Illinois federal court Thursday, alleging the pair opened a "copycat" wine bar in Chicago in violation of the New York restaurants' trademarks on design and menu. 

  • March 22, 2018

    Toys R Us Approved To Liquidate US Stores By June 30

    A Virginia bankruptcy judge on Thursday officially authorized Toys R Us Inc. to wind down its U.S. operations and close over 700 stores, giving the iconic retailer until June 30 to empty store shelves and maximize returns, on the same day the company's founder passed away.

  • March 22, 2018

    WWE Slams 'Deceptive' Atty, Seeks To Toss Concussion Suit

    World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. told a Connecticut federal court on Thursday that a magistrate judge’s recommendation for sanctions against an attorney should be upheld and encouraged the court to dismiss the lawsuit alleging the company concealed the long-term effects of repeated blows to the head, arguing that repeated failures to fully answer questions regarding former wrestlers' medical condition has resulted in fraudulent and deceptive conduct.

  • March 22, 2018

    DOL Told To Rethink Denial Of Benefits For Uranium Worker

    A Kentucky federal judge has revived a workers’ compensation benefit petition from a former painter and laborer who said he developed a respiratory disorder at a government uranium-production facility, saying a doctor’s report casts doubt on whether the U.S. Department of Labor gave all available medical records to the expert whose opinion torpedoed the claim.

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