A team of 10 former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partners said late Thursday that the firm’s effort to compel the remittance of legal fees earned at their new venture, Selendy & Gay PLLC, should be rejected, calling the partnership agreement clause the global litigation powerhouse wants to enforce through arbitration as being invalid on its face.
U.S. and Colombian trade officials convened in Washington, D.C. to assess the status of their bilateral trade accord, with each side acknowledging that Bogota must continue working to improve its labor climate, as required by the accord.
The First Circuit on Thursday vacated a summary judgment from a Puerto Rico district court for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., ruling the insurer may still be on the hook for claims against a hospital administrator seeking coverage for a medical malpractice suit.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday refused to toss a lawsuit alleging members of a coin and stamp collecting business fired an employee after he objected to their purported forgery scheme and their demands that he “act Jewish” and use a different name with customers, finding the allegations back up his claims.
A General Electric Co. engineer involved in multiple Chinese companies has been arrested after the FBI filed a criminal complaint in New York federal court Wednesday, claiming he stole trade secrets related to turbine technology and tried to conceal them in the code of a digital photo.
A Florida fruit grower is not a joint employer under immigration law with a contractor that allegedly extorted the pickers it supplied, an Eleventh Circuit panel ruled Thursday, saying the trial court misunderstood the relevant definition of the word "employer" and wiping out a nearly $200,000 class judgment.
Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to pay Texas $13.25 million to settle whistleblower claims that it defrauded the state’s Medicaid program by advertising its pain medication Lidoderm for unapproved uses, according to the relators’ attorneys.
A California appeals court has affirmed an award of $86,000 in attorneys' fees for a paralegal who quit a personal injury firm and claimed she wasn't timely paid her remaining wages, saying a state labor statute clearly authorizes fees awards in such cases.
Female workers at KPMG LLP asked a Manhattan federal court Thursday to certify their sex discrimination case against the accounting firm as a class and collective action, saying thousands of women potentially covered by the suit have been similarly mistreated when it comes to pay and promotions.
A hospital system in the Detroit area has agreed to pay $84.5 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to physicians in exchange for patient referrals and billed false claims, defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.
Preventing sexual harassment in the legal profession goes beyond identifying and punishing individual instances of misconduct and requires a culture overhaul, according to speakers on a panel at the American Bar Association's annual meeting Thursday in Chicago.
Federal prosecutors asked a Manhattan jury Thursday to tie former labor boss Norman Seabrook's alleged corruption to $19 million of investment losses his union later sustained when Platinum Partners, the hedge fund Seabrook allegedly favored in exchange for a $60,000 bribe in 2014, went bankrupt.
The First Circuit has revived part of a Puerto Rican woman's hostile work environment and retaliation suit, saying her bosses' alleged abuse and taunting occurred with enough frequency that a fact-finder could find they rise to the level of illegal behavior.
Retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden on Wednesday told the U.S. Supreme Court that a Ninth Circuit finding saying a Washington state school district can prevent a coach from praying on the field after games is an abridgment of religious freedom.
Locks Law Firm on Thursday filed notice with the Pennsylvania federal court handling the NFL concussion settlement that it is appealing the order allocating $112.5 million in attorneys' fees in the case.
A shareholder of several California staffing firms has sued the companies in federal court, accusing the family running them and their accountants of misreporting business income on tax returns and failing to file tax forms.
7-Eleven Inc. sued a former Chicago-area franchise owner in Illinois federal court Wednesday, claiming he is in violation of its trademarks for not turning over his stores or inventory to the company after losing his franchises for failing to pay his employees their legally required wages.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has asked a Texas federal court to toss a suit by a former employee alleging she was fired over her political posts on Facebook, arguing that the court has sovereign immunity and her posts were inappropriate for someone publicly associated with the court.
Covington & Burling LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP have been retained by CBS Corp. to lead an investigation into the alleged misconduct of chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, the company said Wednesday.
Massachusetts employers that enforce noncompete agreements would be required to continue paying certain workers for a year after they quit under a bill that legislators passed Wednesday largely aimed at curtailing the provisions.
The myriad sexual harassment laws proposed and passed this year show that legislatures are swiftly responding to the #MeToo movement. All employers should keep abreast of developments nationwide, because another state's laws may be coming soon to a legislature near you, says Susan Sholinsky of Epstein Becker & Green PC.
The Aleynikov case demonstrates that employees who attempt to use the proprietary source code of their former employers without authorization may face not only the risk of civil liability, but also prosecution under local criminal statutes. And they could also face liability under the recently expanded federal Economic Espionage Act, says Jonathan Waisnor of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
How might Judge Brett Kavanaugh rule on labor and employment issues if confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court? A review of his D.C. Circuit opinions reveals a judge who has ruled in favor of employers, but also one who has called out discrimination and injustice where he has found it, says David Garland of Epstein Becker & Green PC.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.
Last month, the Maine Supreme Court ruled in Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers that employers are not required to pay for employees' medical marijuana under the state's worker's compensation statutes. This decision provides lessons for employers throughout the country, say Lino Lipinsky and Nikko Stevens of Dentons.
Analytical data of thousands of federal trade secret cases suggest that trade secret identification falls far short of the speed, efficiency and clarity that Congress envisioned — and industry sought — when passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act, say attorneys with Crowell & Moring LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s majority and dissenting opinions in Wisconsin Central v. U.S. — a significant decision for the tax community despite receiving little attention last month — are an important exploration of when it is permissible for a court to use interpretive tools like legislative history, administrative interpretation and policy outcomes to find the meaning of complex statutory language, says Professor Edward Zelinsky of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Following the Eleventh Circuit's decision in Mickles v. Country Club Inc., defeating conditional certification will not result in automatic dismissal without prejudice of early opt-ins in collective action cases, say Juan Enjamio and Anna Lazarus of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.
Terminating or disciplining an employee who declines to get a vaccine because of a disability or religious belief exposes an employer to significant risk of a discrimination lawsuit. In Ruggiero v. Mount Nittany Medical Center, the Third Circuit established a relatively low threshold for employees to get past the initial pleading stage, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.