The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take any action in a pending case involving a Washington florist who refused to provide arrangements for a same-sex wedding that presents largely the same constitutional questions surrounding the First Amendment and LGBT rights that the court shied away from in its recent Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling.
The NCAA said Wednesday that Division I college athletes will be allowed to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without seeking permission from their current school, in a change to NCAA rules that have been the subject of student lawsuits.
A group of former college athletes challenging the NCAA’s rules restricting their compensation told a California federal judge Tuesday they have not been allowed to depose four key witnesses before an upcoming trial.
A Florida federal jury has issued a $775,000 verdict against Costco for not providing adequate accommodations to a deaf employee, but found that the retailer didn’t discriminate or retaliate against the worker based on her disability when it fired her.
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed state agencies to whenever possible contract with businesses that do not require workers to submit to mandatory individual arbitration, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Epic Systems decision to bless employers’ use of employment agreements that bar workers from bringing class actions.
A former employee at steel maker A. Finkl & Sons Co. hit the company with a proposed class action on Wednesday over its employee timekeeping system that uses handprints to track when workers begin and end their days.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has thrown out claims by a former casino employee that his firing violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law, but ruled that he can continue with claims that he was fired in retaliation for taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel revealed Wednesday that in response to a whistleblower report, the Federal Aviation Administration is checking the records of more than 11,000 aircraft that may be out of compliance with safety rules or improperly registered.
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. on Wednesday ducked claims from three former employees that it breached their union contract and intentionally caused them stress leading up to their termination after an Illinois federal judge said the Labor Management Relations Act preempts their claims.
An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday refused Nucor Steel Birmingham Inc.’s bid to toss a suit from an African-American man who alleged Caucasian employees were treated better and that he was retaliated against after he filed a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday axed a former teller's age discrimination suit against TruPoint Bank, ruling that the woman didn't provide enough evidence that her age was a factor when the bank changed her duties and position.
The Ute Indian Tribe again urged a Utah federal judge Tuesday to stay his ruling that the tribe's contract dispute with an ex-employee must be heard in state court rather than tribal court, saying the tribe is likely to win its Tenth Circuit appeal claiming the judge exceeded his authority with the ruling.
AWC Frac Valves Inc., a company based in Conroe, Texas, that makes equipment used in hydraulic fracturing operations, has filed a lawsuit in state district court in Houston against a former manager, alleging that he went to work for a competitor and violated an employment agreement by soliciting an AWC employee.
U.S. senators on Wednesday criticized efforts by the federal courts to address sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct by judges, calling a report on the topic released by the administrative body of the federal court system "exceedingly vague" and insufficient.
Guess? Inc. has announced that co-founder Paul Marciano has resigned as executive chairman of the lifestyle brand after Glaser Weil LLP found he exercised “poor judgment” when communicating with models and photographers, adding that he and the company agreed to settle five individuals’ allegations of inappropriate conduct for $500,000.
Retailers led by SuperValu Inc. blasted whistleblowers' attempted quick win on certain Medicare and Medicaid allegations concerning alleged overbilling of the federal government for medication, arguing that Seventh Circuit precedent does not say the government should have gotten the discounted prices the companies offered cash customers.
A Missouri state jury awarded NFL running back Reggie Bush $12.45 million in damages from the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for a knee injury he suffered during a game in St. Louis in 2015, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
One of Andrew McCabe’s attorneys at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP on Tuesday sued the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly holding out on a Freedom of Information Act request the lawyer says is essential for protecting and advancing the fired FBI deputy director’s legal interests.
A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader filed a putative class action in Texas federal court Tuesday, alleging the NFL team violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Equal Pay Act by failing to pay proper overtime and for paying her less than "Rowdy," the team mascot, who is male.
A telecom services technician can pursue a proposed wage-and-hour class action even though he signed an arbitration agreement that included a class waiver provision since the document names only the employer’s parent company as a party, the Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday.
A recent survey of companies in the consumer products space reveals caseloads and issues of concern, the growing influence of the Federal Trade Commission, and trends in corporate legal departments’ budgeting, say Erin Bosman and Julie Park of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
The California Supreme Court's decision in Liberty v. Ledesma strengthens insureds' rights to coverage under general liability policies and establishes that they are entitled to a defense where the injury alleged was unintended and unforeseen from the insured's perspective, say Tyler Gerking and David Hofmayer of Farella Braun & Martel LLP.
The recent approval of new amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by the state's Office of Administrative Law broadens and bolsters the protections the state affords to noncitizens. But it also directly clashes with President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration, says Thea Rogers of Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission provides little practical guidance for employees and employers navigating the balance between accommodating religious beliefs and preventing discrimination. Nevertheless, employers should note three likely outcomes that have the potential to impact workplace discrimination claims, says Kara Ariail of Holland & Knight LLP.
Running a successful consumer products company has never been easy. Rapidly evolving technologies, an uncertain economy and changing government regulations appear primed to complicate the already challenging task of navigating legal issues, say Erin Bosman and Julie Park of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
U.K. employment law has developed in myriad ways and continues to do so. The acquisition of U.K.-based companies or assets will therefore often give rise to employment law considerations that are unfamiliar to U.S. buyers, says Richard Moore of Lewis Silkin LLP.
Legal pundits continue to make predictions that newer entrants into the industry — NewLaw firms, the Big Four and alternative legal service providers — will progressively seize greater amounts of market share from traditional law firms. But the BigLaw response has been underwhelming at best, and a glimpse at the market forces puts its lack of urgency into perspective, says Craig Levinson, founder of Levity Partners.
In Snapp v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the Ninth Circuit recently clarified that an employer’s summary judgment burden to show the unavailability of an employee accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act does not apply at trial. Rather, the employee still bears the ultimate burden of proving the existence of a reasonable accommodation, say attorneys at Paul Plevin Sullivan & Connaughton LLP.
In its majority opinion Monday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court did not attempt to decide between free exercise of religion and speech or civil rights for gay Americans. Instead, it decided the case on grounds that are so narrow and case-specific that they are hardly useful as precedent, says Christina Crozier of Haynes and Boone LLP.
Kentucky’s 2018 regular session of the General Assembly brought sweeping changes to an overall tax structure that had been largely untouched over the last century, Mark Sommer and Rowan Reid of Frost Brown Todd LLC discuss what changed and what stayed the same.