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  • August 12, 2022

    Construction Co. Owner Indicted For $4.4M Tax Fraud

    A Massachusetts construction company owner bilked the federal government out of $4.4 million in tax revenue by operating an "off-the-books" cash payroll, prosecutors announced Friday.

  • August 12, 2022

    Logistics Co. To Pay $3.5M To End Ill. Workers' BIPA Suit

    Logistics company NFI Industries plans to pay nearly $3.5 million to resolve accusations that the company's finger-scan time-tracking practices violated more than 3,800 Illinois employees' biometric privacy rights.

  • August 12, 2022

    Head Suspect In NBA Health Fraud Scheme To Cop Plea

    A former NBA player charged with masterminding a nearly $4 million health care fraud scheme is planning to enter a guilty plea later this month, according to a Thursday filing in Manhattan federal court.

  • August 12, 2022

    Ex-GC Says Energy Co. Has No Case In Trade Secrets Suit

    The former general counsel of a solar company in New York asked a federal judge to toss a suit that the company brought in May, accusing the lawyer of stealing trade secrets from its digital cloud, arguing the company has no evidence to prove theft.

  • August 12, 2022

    Trump Org., CFO Ordered To Face Charges At Oct. Trial

    A New York state judge on Friday largely rejected an attempt by the Trump Organization and its longtime finance chief Allen Weisselberg to escape tax fraud charges, setting a trial date for Oct. 24 in Manhattan.

  • August 11, 2022

    Church Mutual Needn't Cover Care Center's BIPA Suit Defense

    Church Mutual has no duty to defend an assisted care facility from a proposed class action filed by an employee accusing it of impermissibly collecting workers' fingerprints to track their hours, an Illinois federal judge said Thursday, finding that the policies in question bar coverage for wrongful employment practices. 

  • August 11, 2022

    IP Forecast: Tesla Wants To Steer Secrets Case Out Of Court

    Tesla will tell a California federal judge next week that an employment agreement now warrants arbitration of its trade secrets case against an engineer who helped develop a supercomputer powering the company's self-driving cars. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

  • August 11, 2022

    9th Circ. Allows Sex Assault Suit Against Former General

    The Ninth Circuit on Thursday affirmed that a former Army colonel could pursue sexual assault allegations against the Pentagon's recently retired second-highest-ranking officer, Gen. John Hyten, saying the colonel's claims could not be considered incident to military service.

  • August 11, 2022

    6th Circ. Won't Rehear Trucking Co.'s $2M Coverage Row

    The Sixth Circuit refused to reconsider a panel's ruling that RLI Insurance must help cover a trucking company's $2.4 million settlement over an accident that resulted in the amputation of a man's legs.

  • August 11, 2022

    Why Spectrum's Hard-To-Believe $7B Jury Loss May Not Last

    The unique details behind an astounding $7.3 billion "nuclear verdict" against Spectrum over the murder of a customer show exactly how to get a jury mad, but various guidelines covering punitive damages should help the cable company on appeal.

  • August 11, 2022

    First Guaranty Resolves Fight Over $1.55M In Ch. 11 Bonuses

    Bankrupt mortgage lender First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. reached an agreement with unsecured creditors Thursday on its proposed key employee incentive program, allowing the $1.55 million bonus plan to get a bankruptcy judge's approval on a consensual basis.

  • August 11, 2022

    NJ Gov. Gets Shot To Erase Defamation Claim In Firing Suit

    The New Jersey Appellate Division will take on whether Gov. Phil Murphy should face a defamation claim alleging he spread false information that a former state health official was fired over outside consulting work when he purportedly lost his job for objecting to collecting COVID-19 test samples from relatives of the governor's chief of staff.

  • August 11, 2022

    Mexican Worker Says Hyundai Misled Him About Tech Job

    A Mexican national who says he came to the U.S. to perform technical work at a Hyundai plant hit the plant with a proposed class action in Georgia federal court, saying he instead was placed on an assembly line, made to work 12-hour days, and is paid far less than his American co-workers.

  • August 11, 2022

    Probationary Del. State Employees Are At-Will, 3rd Circ. Says

    The Third Circuit held Thursday that probationary state-employed workers in Delaware don't have a constitutionally protected property interest in continued employment, and instead have the legal standing of at-will employees under state law.

  • August 10, 2022

    DC Can't Ditch Ex-GC Candidate's Suit Over Rescinded Offer

    A District of Columbia federal judge has kept alive the bulk of a lawsuit alleging the city and its top officials violated an attorney's due process rights by rescinding a general counsel job offer and labeling her as "unsuitable" for government legal jobs due to her prior bar suspension.

  • August 10, 2022

    Co. Says Ga. Law Applies In Employee Theft Coverage Row

    A Washington, D.C.-based real estate company urged a Georgia federal court to find that Georgia law applies to its dispute with a Travelers unit over its claim of an underlying employee theft scheme, noting that D.C. lacks any insurer-specific bad faith law on the books.

  • August 10, 2022

    Katz Marshall & Banks Becomes Katz Banks Kumin

    Katz Marshall & Banks LLP has added a partner to the firm's name, one who has been with Katz Marshall since its 2006 inception, and has also named another partner to the firm's executive committee.

  • August 09, 2022

    Ex-Employee Says Texas Firm Failed To Prevent Data Breach

    A Texas engineering firm faces a proposed federal class action from a former employee seeking class certification on claims that he is one of over 10,000 people whose private information was compromised in a data breach at the company.

  • August 09, 2022

    9th Circ. Revives Whistleblower's Medicare Fraud Suit

    The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a whistleblower's suit alleging that medical device maker Kinetic Concepts Inc. flouted the False Claims Act by miscategorizing Medicare charges for wound therapy, saying the district court was too quick to find that there was no factual issue of false claims.

  • August 09, 2022

    NBA Journeyman Latest To Take Plea In Health Fraud Case

    A former NBA player ensnared in a scheme to defraud the league's health care plan is expected to enter a guilty plea, becoming the fifth ex-player of 19 indicted to strike a deal with Manhattan prosecutors.

  • August 09, 2022

    NJ Real Estate School Wants Ex-Teacher's Rival Biz Stopped

    A real estate licensing school urged a New Jersey federal court Monday to bar a former contractor from operating what it alleges is a near-identical practice that she started while working for the school using stolen customer data, course methodologies and the company Zoom account.

  • August 09, 2022

    Ex-Ill. Hospital Worker Hits Facial ID Vendor With BIPA Suit

    A former employee of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago filed state court biometric privacy claims Monday against the hospital's identify verification vendor ID.me Inc., claiming it stored her and other Illinois users' geometric facial data twice as long as it was allowed to before changing its policies last year.

  • August 09, 2022

    Monkeypox Outbreak Raises Bias Concerns For Employers

    Monkeypox is now officially an emergency in the U.S., and though experts say there's no need to panic, employers need to be on the lookout for potential discrimination and harassment as the virus gets more attention.   

  • August 09, 2022

    Nixon Peabody OSHA Group Leader Joins Boies Schiller In LA

    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP is expanding its Los Angeles office by adding an employment law expert who previously chaired the national Occupational Safety and Health Administration practice at Nixon Peabody LLP.

  • August 08, 2022

    Ex-NBA Player 'Wrong' On Health Fraud Defense, Feds Say

    Manhattan federal prosecutors said a former NBA player is "wrong" in his claim that money he and others obtained through an alleged $4 million health care fraud scheme already belonged to them.

Expert Analysis

  • Overcommunicate With Your Summer Associates This Year

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    2022 summer associates have had limited opportunities for professional interactions due to the pandemic, so supervising attorneys should prioritize intentional overcommunication by emphasizing importance of tone and content of emails, sharing feedback immediately, and more, says Julie Schrager at Faegre Drinker.

  • Complying With Electronic Monitoring Laws In NY And Beyond

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    New York's recently effective requirement to alert employees of computer surveillance practices is part of a wider trend of workplace privacy laws at the state and local level, and should prompt employers to closely track their local laws, and update their policies and employee acknowledgement forms, say Harris Mufson and Lizzy Brilliant at Gibson Dunn.

  • Nev. Case Highlights Settlement Authority Dilemmas For Cos.

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    A Nevada federal court's recent decision in Ceja v. The Vons Companies illustrates the pitfalls of misinterpreting a court order requiring a representative with full settlement authority to be present at negotiations, and is a reminder to consider that courts differ as to what full settlement authority means in practice, says Richard Mason at MasonADR.

  • 2 Approaches To NY Choice Of Law In Employment Contracts

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    Two differing New York federal court decisions on restrictive covenants should be taken into account by employers and employees arguing for or against the application of a choice-of-law provision in New York courts, say John Chun and Silvia Stockman at Herrick Feinstein.

  • The Fastest Federal Trial Courts: A Look At Virginia, Florida

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    The Eastern District of Virginia rocket docket and the Northern District of Florida were last year’s fastest civil trial courts in the nation, and interviews with two of their judges reveal they have some of the same practices to keep litigation moving efficiently, says Robert Tata at Hunton.

  • Tips For Evaluating Machine Learning For Contracts Review

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    Law firms considering machine learning and natural language processing to aid in contract reviews should keep several best practices in mind when procuring and deploying this nascent technology, starting with identifying their organization's needs and key requirements, says Ned Gannon at eBrevia.

  • Courts Must Tackle Lack Of Diversity In Class Counsel

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    When federal courts appoint lead lawyers in federal class actions, the counsel chosen are almost always white and male — but if courts adopt a broader view of what kind of experience is relevant for class counsel appointments, the class action bar can be diversified, says Alissa Del Riego at Podhurst Orseck.

  • What The Latest Calif. COVID Standards Mean For Employers

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    While many of the recent changes to the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board's COVID-19 emergency temporary standards are minor, they can significantly affect employers' day-to-day operations, including protocols for testing, masks and more, says Jared Speier at Stradling Yocca.

  • How To Efficiently Deploy Your Professional Growth Strategy

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    Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners discusses how time-strapped legal professionals can efficiently implement a professional growth framework by focusing on only the most effective actions to build the reputation and relationships key to their ideal practice.

  • A 6-Step Framework For Legal Industry Professional Growth

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    Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners discusses how implementing a professional growth framework will help legal professionals gain expertise in a relevant niche to build credibility, focus marketing efforts and build an ideal practice.

  • State-Run Retirement Options May Expand Post-COVID

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    Legal uncertainties and the COVID-19 pandemic have delayed implementation of mandatory state retirement programs, but recent U.S. Supreme Court actions may prompt more states to implement state-run savings programs that ultimately would need congressional backing to really take off, says Carol Buckmann at Cohen & Buckmann.

  • Improving Defense Case Stories In An Age Of Misinformation

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    If defense lawyers reflect on how COVID-19 misinformation permeated public discourse, they will find courtroom lessons on telling a complete, consistent and credible story that prevents jurors from filling in the blanks themselves, says David Metz​ at IMS.

  • Clients' Diversity Mandates For Law Firms Are Necessary

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    Coca-Cola recently scrapped its proposed diversity staffing requirements for outside counsel, and other companies may be reassessing their mandates due to external pressures, but it is important to remember the myriad factors supporting these policies and why they are more important now than ever before, says David Hopkins at Benesch Friedlander.

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