A North Carolina state court judge scrapped a claim that a doctor was engaging in unfair and deceptive practices after a "messy divorce" from his medical partners, ruling that Tar Heel State law excludes doctors in certain commerce claims.
A new bill filed in the Florida Senate Thursday proposes initiatives to boost the production of workforce housing, in addition to prohibiting rent control in all forms.
The Fifth Circuit has set aside a Federal Aviation Administration rule establishing new certification requirements for pilots trained in certain types of aircraft, saying the agency didn't follow proper notice-and-comment procedures before finalizing its rule.
The family of two Georgia men killed in connected trucking accidents on a South Carolina highway can pursue punitive damages in their wrongful death suits against UPS and others under South Carolina law, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed Thursday.
Messer Gas LLC and its subsidiaries were slapped with another two lawsuits in Georgia state court in relation to a fatal liquid nitrogen leak at a Peach State chicken processing plant by individuals claiming they were permanently injured in the incident.
A New York federal judge has refused to toss a solar company's trade secrets suit against its former general counsel over thousands of allegedly stolen documents, finding that the allegations are adequate to survive the pleading stage.
Two law firm owners accused of retaliatory termination and failure to pay earned commissions have lost their bid to have the lawsuit in New Jersey state court tossed after previously telling Law360 the former employee, who accused them of directing her to lie in an affidavit, was "just making up a lot of stuff."
Questioning the lack of a key affidavit and the sufficiency of a deposition, a federal magistrate judge seemed inclined to reject at least some of Pfizer's arguments to shielding its communications with the FBI from two former executives the company has accused of stealing drug research.
A Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walmart destroyed evidence in a case in which a delivery driver lost his legs after a collision with a company tractor at a Walmart Inc. distribution center, finding that the company's failure to preserve the tractor, its maintenance logs and surveillance video constituted negligence.
A former executive at a cloud company acquired by Digital Realty Trust has urged North Carolina's highest court to discard an injunction barring him from the network automation industry for three years, saying a lower court incorrectly evaluated a noncompete clause.
Walmart isn't covered for a lawsuit alleging it was negligent in contracting with a shoddy trucking company whose driver caused a fatal accident, an insurer told a Texas federal court, arguing that the retailer can't make use of an additional-insured provision in the trucking company's policy.
The Georgia State-wide Business Court on Wednesday denied a motion by trial attorney Lloyd N. Bell and his Bell Law Firm to dismiss the remaining claims in a client-stealing case brought by his former co-counsel.
A dentistry owes more than $2 million in employment taxes to the federal government and should be barred from paying its workers' wages without paying the associated liabilities, the U.S. told a California federal court Wednesday.
A recent workers' compensation case awarding benefits to the family of a Pennsylvania public transit worker who died of COVID-19 is a rare victory for plaintiffs struggling to convince judges that the virus was caught during the course of employment and is a decision that could open the door to other types of recovery, plaintiffs attorneys say.
A Texas federal judge tossed out a former Southwest pilot's claim that the airline wrongly denied him a severance package at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic but kept in play his claim accusing Southwest of making false promises to him.
The insurer for a design and marketing company cannot escape coverage of an $850,000 arbitration award to a former CEO, the company told a California federal court, saying there was no finding of a deliberate fraudulent act that would exclude coverage of the underlying dispute.
Natural gas producer EQT Corp. claims a former employee has aided a proposed class action's counsel by providing insider information over the company's abandoned wells, marking another reason to disqualify the plaintiffs' law firms from the West Virginia federal litigation.
A former University of Miami compliance officer won't be able to retry his suit claiming he was fired for pushing for an investigation into improper billing within the university's health system, a Florida federal judge ruled Monday.
A grocery chain told an Illinois federal court its insurer can't evade coverage for an underlying suit accusing it of violating the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, arguing that its policy's exclusion for the violation of laws doesn't extend to BIPA allegations.
The former commissioner of the defunct XFL football league told a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday that an attempt to claw back $11 million of his pay belongs in federal court in Connecticut, instead of the bankruptcy court that oversaw the league's Chapter 11.
A proposed antitrust class action against Raytheon Technologies Corp.'s Pratt & Whitney division and several of its aerospace subcontractors can continue, a Connecticut federal court ruled, rejecting the companies' bid to toss out allegations that they worked together to restrict hiring and suppress salaries.
An Amazon unit has been sued in Illinois state court by a proposed class of workers claiming it violated the state's biometric privacy law when it stored and profited from their data, collected in screening kiosks used by their employers to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
A suit filed by Weaver Bennett & Bland PA over an alleged scheme by two former partners to launch a competing operation after pilfering Weaver Bennett clients and employees, was assigned on Friday to a North Carolina state judge specializing in complex business disputes.
Massachusetts would enact an additional corporate income tax on some companies whose top earners receive more than 50 times their median earners under legislation introduced in the state House.
A federal judge has ruled that NortonLifeLock owes the U.S. just a fraction of the $280 million in False Claims Act damages the U.S. requested for alleged overcharges, saying the government proved liability during a four-week bench trial but left a gaping hole when it came to proof of damages.
In recently announcing a proposal to ban virtually all employee noncompetes, the Federal Trade Commission made numerous misrepresentations about their use and effects, and the agency's limited enforcement powers do not give it license to mandate such a rule, say Erik Weibust and Stuart Gerson at Epstein Becker.
With the California Privacy Rights Act and the California Consumer Privacy Act newly in effect, covered businesses must now provide employees with the full scope of rights under these laws, and prepare adequate compliance plans with regard to the new set of requirements that will apply to employees and job applicants, says Kendall Fisher-Wu at Hanson Bridgett.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent grant of certiorari in Dupree v. Younger should be a boon to trial and appellate lawyers as the decision will likely standardize a rule for appellate issue preservation, bringing much-needed clarity to an area critical to general litigation success, says Jeremy Christiansen at Gibson Dunn.
Almost three years after they were signed into law, the amendments to New Jersey's WARN Act will finally take effect in April, so Garden State employers should be mindful of the significant changes that make this arguably the most arduous WARN statute in the U.S. and the dramatically different landscape they will face going forward, say attorneys at Duane Morris.
Federal contractors and subcontractors on the list of firms flagged for a 2023 audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs should inform their point of contact to watch for an advance audit notice, but shouldn't wait to identify potential indicators of discrimination and otherwise begin preparations, say Andrew Turnbull and Sadé Tidwell at MoFo.
The Federal Trade Commission’s recently proposed ban on most noncompete agreements would have drastic consequences for procurements in the government contracting sector by prohibiting routine agreements that help ensure the availability of key personnel and the confidentiality of sensitive information, say attorneys at Maynard Cooper.
The Federal Trade Commission projects that 30 million workers could be freed from noncompetes under the agency's proposed ban, but first the rule could face a judicial obstacle under the U.S. Supreme Court's recently promulgated "major questions doctrine," says Kendall Coffey at Coffey Burlington.
Major League Baseball's recent investigation into possible collusion between the Mets and Yankees — involving then-free agent Aaron Judge — can teach employers of all types antitrust lessons in a time when competition for top talent is fierce, says Mohamed Barry at Fisher & Phillips.
When I argued for the petitioner in Morgan v. Sundance before the U.S. Supreme Court last year, I made the idea of consistency the cornerstone of my case and built a road map for my argument to ensure I could always return to that home-base theme, says Karla Gilbride at Public Justice.
The Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule to ban noncompete employment agreements nationwide exceeds both the evidence of harm to workers and the commission's rulemaking authority, forcing an open economic debate to a premature conclusion, say Daniel Gilman and Brian Albrecht at the International Center for Law & Economics.
The recent proposal to increase immigration filing fees may help U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services improve efficiency, and even the 2,050% increase in the cost of registering for the H1-B lottery may have an upside, say Rebecca Bernhard and Mike Sevilla at Dorsey & Whitney.
Recent oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case regarding the scope of the attorney-client privilege appeared to raise more questions about multipurpose counsel communications than they answered, as the parties presented shifting iterations of a predictable, easily applied test for evaluating the communications' purpose, say Trey Bourn and Thomas DiStanislao at Butler Snow.
The Second Circuit's recent Zachman v. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union pro-arbitration decision does not gel with U.S. Supreme Court precedent, and to avoid giving out second chances on motions to compel arbitration, plaintiffs attorneys should ensure all of the defendant's evidence has been produced, says Raphael Janove at Pollock Cohen.