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Marriott successfully got a California magistrate judge to toss a former employee’s putative class action alleging failure to pay the San Jose, California, minimum wage when the judge said Wednesday the Labor Management Relations Act preempts the worker’s claims, requiring the worker to first exhaust the grievance procedure.
A massive spa complex in Queens, New York, and its owners and operators face 11 felony counts of tax fraud and theft after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused them on Wednesday of dodging $1.5 million in taxes by dealing in cash and underreporting revenues from 2010 to 2013.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition by a Michigan man seeking to revive his challenge to a tribal casino project near his land, saying a federal law enacted to block suits opposing the project isn’t unconstitutional.
The U.S. government and investors in a midtown Manhattan hotel that allegedly was partly financed with money embezzled from a Malaysian investment fund have told the Ninth Circuit that a court-approved agreement only sets the framework for a potential sale and isn’t subject to appeal.
A California county urged the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to overturn a lower court ruling backing the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to take land into trust for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe’s proposed casino, saying the department ignored evidence that didn’t jibe with its intention to approve the project.