9th Circ. Seeks Guidance On Target Employment Suit

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 1:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has asked the Oregon Supreme Court to determine whether the state's consent is required in any settlement that would reduce or eliminate Oregon's share of punitive damages in a case that stems from an employment dispute between Target Corp. and one of its employees.

Judge Harry Pregerson wrote for the appeals court that the state law governing the issue is unclear and that it would be "more prudent" for the state Supreme Court to take up the...
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