Trading card company Panini America Inc. is fighting against the transfer of its antitrust suit to a New York federal court, saying the arguments from competitor Fanatics Inc. to do so are misleading and fall flat, because Fanatics has consistently done business in Florida.
The former CEO of health care equipment and gas supplier Lincare Inc. has agreed to be benched for 45 days past the scheduled Sept. 1 start date of his new job as CEO of a competitor and to pay up to $25,000 toward a review of his electronic devices, according to a stipulation.
The legal industry experienced incremental gains for female lawyers in private practice in the U.S., according to Law360 Pulse's Women in Law Report, with women now representing half of all associates.
The governing body of Spanish soccer has demanded the resignation of its own president, Luis Rubiales, who faces mounting backlash for kissing national team midfielder Jenni Hermoso on the lips in an incident Hermoso said was not consensual.
Two former employees of the United States Specialty Sports Association are suing the Florida-based nonprofit, its CEO and other executives in federal court for allegedly running an illegal sports gambling operation, misusing the organization's funds for personal benefit, and illegally firing any whistleblowers.
Delaware's Court of Chancery last week gave a failing grade to a "textbook" bad contract case, called time-out on a foot-dragging plaintiff, and got an unusual request from an investment firm to revisit the math on an appraisal decision.
A former division vice president at an HVAC company allegedly threw his driver's license at a court reporter and has refused to comply with a settlement agreement he signed in a trade secrets fight with his former employer, the company has told the North Carolina Business Court.
The Second Circuit on Monday upheld a sanctions order against a Massachusetts attorney and his law firm that stemmed from a district court's ruling that he had engaged in repeated pleading and discovery misconduct in his concussion lawsuits against World Wrestling Entertainment.
A Georgia probate judge facing a trial next month on dozens of ethics charges has asked the state's judicial disciplinary panel to stop disciplinary authorities from using two witnesses' statements, social media posts that have not been independently authenticated, and a video where she uses the term "homeless-sexual."
A Seventh Circuit panel revived Friday a proposed antitrust class action challenging McDonald's since-discontinued no-poach provisions in franchisee agreements that barred employees from working at other locations, finding the allegations are sufficient and the trial court prematurely decided the "complex" antitrust issues.
The Third Circuit on Friday revived a False Claims Act suit alleging billing of Medicare for hospice care without valid diagnoses of terminal illness, finding that a New Jersey federal judge ascribed too much importance to a single piece of the U.S. Supreme Court's Escobar ruling.
A Manhattan judge declined on Friday to dismiss claims by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson that a former Beam Suntory Inc. sales contractor aided a scheme to embezzle $3 million from the rapper's champagne and cognac businesses.
New Jersey acted appropriately when it designated as confidential nearly 11,000 documents it has produced in a former state health official's suit alleging he was fired for raising concerns about purportedly preferential COVID-19 testing, a state court judge ruled Friday.
A Florida federal judge is refusing to pause an antitrust lawsuit by trading card company Panini against rival Fanatics while deciding whether to transfer the suit to New York federal court, saying that proceeding would not place an undue burden on Fanatics or force it to duplicate its work.
An Illinois federal judge refused to toss a lawsuit a former executive brought against Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. accusing it of abruptly firing him so it could avoid paying nearly $6 million in deferred compensation benefits, saying he put forward enough detail to keep his case in court.
Attorneys for international gas supplier Linde Inc. and its medical subsidiary Lincare Inc. on Thursday told a federal judge that Lincare's outgoing CEO, who is poised to join a rival, made "startling admissions" about destroying a hard drive and deleting data after being asked to preserve evidence in a lawsuit.
A Texas appellate panel affirmed Thursday a $7.1 million verdict in favor of a nursing home assistant who was injured after a bariatric surgery patient fell on her leg, saying the home failed to lodge an appeal by the 30-day deadline due to an email overlooked by defense counsel.
A Maryland federal judge has dismissed and ordered arbitration for a suit accusing Bank of America of misguiding small businesses on how to use the pandemic-era Paycheck Protection Program, addressing a dispute over whether a binding agreement to arbitrate even "threshold issues of arbitrability" was in place.
A chemical distribution company is accusing AIG of wrongfully refusing to cover its defense in a series of state court cases claiming injuries from exposure to harmful substances, according to the insurer's Thursday notice of removal to Washington federal court.
The Second Circuit revived a former Marsh & McLennan employee's lawsuit seeking relief for what she called the professional services firm's failure to protect her personal information in a data breach, with a panel finding the employee adequately alleged a concrete and actual injury.
The Second Circuit on Thursday sided with Tyco Fire Products LP in a worker's suit alleging that he lost a leg when an air tank sold by the company ruptured and caused an explosion, finding that his common law claims are preempted by federal law.
The Seventh Circuit upheld a district court's ruling that an employer creates a litigable injury every time it collects fingerprint data in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and held that a White Castle worker should be allowed to proceed with her case.
The former general manager of a global shipping and transportation company is headed to trial again on allegations he stole trade secrets from his ex-employer when a competitor hired him, with a Detroit federal judge saying jurors have to decide the case.
Littler Mendelson PC has hired the former director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations workers' compensation division, who most recently was working as a Deloitte consultant.
Cruise line software company DeCurtis Holdings told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Wednesday that Carnival Corp. violated DeCurtis' Chapter 11 stay by hiring two ex-DeCurtis employees in violation of noncompete and nondisclosure agreements.
The Delaware Chancery Court’s recent decision denying the former CEO of space infrastructure company Momentus the advancement of legal fees highlights the importance of considering post-employment indemnification and advancement rights in executive separation agreements, says Daniel Morgan at Blank Rome.
With Minnesota’s sweeping ban on noncompete agreements set to begin July 1, employers must immediately implement new strategies to protect their invaluable intellectual property, customer relationships and investment in employee training, say attorneys at Littler Mendelson.
Many law firm mergers that make solid business sense still fall apart due to the costs and frustrations of inefficient negotiations, but firm managers can increase the chance of success by effectively planning and executing merger discussions, say Lisa Smith and Kristin Stark at Fairfax Associates.
There are prevalent obstacles in improving diversity among arbitrator ranks, but in the realm of employment-related disputes, there are two action items practitioners should consider to close the race and gender gap, say Todd Lyon and Carola Murguia at Fisher Phillips.
Employers now more than ever need to be proactive in assessing the flow of business data across their employees' electronic devices, as the increasing use of messaging apps raises serious questions about the ownership, security and privacy of that data, and complicates e-discovery, say Michael Ryan and Taylor Appling at Foley & Lardner.
A year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, confusion continues to abound amid the quagmire of state-level enforcement risks, federal efforts to protect reproductive health care, and fights over geolocation data, say Elena Quattrone and Sarah Hall at Epstein Becker.
The hybrid office attendance model doesn't work for all employees, but it does for many — and balancing these two groups is important for associate retention and maintaining a BigLaw firm culture that supports all attorneys, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.
Although artificial intelligence has the potential to transform employers' administration of benefits, with these opportunities come great risks related to Employee Retirement Income Security Act fiduciary duties and preemption considerations, making the evolving state law landscape even more critical, say attorneys at Michael Best.
As the fraud case against Alex Murdaugh continues to play out, the evidence and narrative presented at his murder trial earlier this year may provide lessons for law firms on implementing robust internal controls that can detect and prevent similar kinds of fraud, say Travis Casner and Helga Zauner at Weaver and Tidwell.
A Texas appellate court's recent decision refusing to adopt the so-called admission rule — which rejects the notion of negligent training as an independent claim against an employer — is likely to be appealed to the state's high court, potentially opening the floodgates for plaintiffs to use reptile theory trial strategies, say attorneys at Wilson Elser.
Whether employers and insurance carriers are required or allowed to reimburse employees for out-of-pocket costs for treating work-related injuries with medical marijuana has spawned a debate, and the state courts that have addressed this matter are split on a number of issues, say Alexandra Hassell and Anthony Califano at Seyfarth.
Since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued two memorandums on enhanced penalties for violations, employers are increasingly looking to reduce their OSHA risks, but they are often unaware of the benefits of data analytics and the readily available public data set that can help companies, says Michael Ryan at Foley & Lardner.
Ten steps can help firms significantly enhance the experience of attorneys who started their careers in the coronavirus pandemic era, including facilitating opportunities for cross-firm connection, which can ultimately help build momentum for business development, says Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners.