NLRB Can't Make Employer Pay Union Legal Fees: 6th Circ.

Law360, Washington (October 30, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit refused Wednesday to force Allied Mechanical Services Inc. to pay for employee unions' litigation costs stemming from its breach of collective bargaining suit against them, saying the National Labor Relations Board had no evidence to justify the order.

In a 2-1 opinion, a three-judge panel determined that the NLRB couldn't prove that Allied's federal suit against three local and national union entities was meritless, which the board needed to find in order to force the company to pay the unions' litigation costs....
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