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Two city of Boston officials will stand trial on extortion charges in the spring instead of directly after the holidays, because prosecutors altered their case and a recent appellate ruling raised additional discovery questions, a Massachusetts federal judge said Monday.
The National Labor Relations Board said Monday that its judges can sign off on partial settlement proposals even if the agency’s general counsel and the charging party in a given case object, restoring the board’s “reasonableness” settlement standard in the Trump board’s first reversal of Obama-era policy.
A California appeals court ruled Monday that Apple Inc. investors who tried to update their suit against company board members over their role in a Silicon Valley recruiting scandal had to show that it would be futile to ask Apple's current board to take action, rather than the board in place when the suit was first filed.
An Illinois appeals panel on Friday reversed a trial court’s good-faith finding and ordered a new trial over contributions to a man’s $5 million settlement for injuries he suffered at a Walmart construction site, finding neither the judge nor the jury had enough information to determine whether each settling party is paying its proper portion of the deal.
A Texas federal judge on Monday granted a bid from American Airlines and Allied Pilots Association to dismiss a suit brought by four former Trans World Airlines pilots alleging the airline and the union mishandled a dispute over their integration into the American pilot seniority list after American merged with TWA in 2001.
Two Western Pennsylvania referees filed a federal class action suit Friday accusing the organization that oversees high school sports in the state of improperly categorizing them as independent contractors and shorting them on wages.
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday ruled that an employment contract barring third-party lawsuits wasn’t enforceable under the state’s workers’ compensation law because it contravenes public policy, but a trial court must still determine if the suing employee was partially liable for the injury that prompted his suit.
Holiday parties are supposed to be a chance to cut loose at the end of the year and celebrate the successes that came along the way, but this season employers are worried these traditionally boozy bashes could land them on the growing list of companies accused of letting workers behave badly, attorneys say.
A dozen states and the AFL-CIO threw their support behind the city of Seattle on Friday, telling the Ninth Circuit that a local ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize should be upheld because it’s covered by state-action immunity and doesn’t violate federal antitrust law.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review a California appellate court decision that claims under the state's Private Attorneys General Act cannot be arbitrated, effectively rejecting arguments that the Federal Arbitration Act preempted state labor laws like PAGA that disfavor arbitration.
The U.S. Department of Defense will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, after a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Monday refused to halt an injunction against the Trump administration’s efforts to stop transgender troops from serving.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Fifth Circuit decision that held that evidence from a Form I-9, or worker eligibility document, can be used against an immigrant in removal proceedings, not just in criminal proceedings.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an Eleventh Circuit ruling affirming dismissal of a lesbian security guard’s allegations that a Georgia hospital violated Title VII by effectively firing her over her sexuality, leaving in place a circuit split over whether federal law bars discrimination against gay workers.
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21st Century Oncology LLC has agreed to pay $26 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and Stark Law by paying off physicians who referred patients, according to an agreement recently filed in New York bankruptcy court.
The Federal Trade Commission asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to allow the agency to participate in oral arguments in a challenge to Seattle's ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize, saying the law runs afoul of the so-called state action doctrine and could lead to too many antitrust exemptions.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday remanded back to district court an order that the U.S. Department of the Treasury must turn over evidence related to decisions it made in General Motors’ 2009 bankruptcy for a related pension plan dispute, saying the lower court had not explained why a privilege claim by the White House should be disregarded.
Neither Waymo nor Uber will agree to a California federal judge's request that they not challenge a special master's findings in a dispute over a letter sent to Uber's lawyers, the companies said in separate Thursday filings in Waymo's broader case over Uber's alleged theft of self-driving car trade secrets.
The Fifth Circuit is among the busiest federal circuit courts in the country. What can you do to increase your chances of reaching oral argument? And if given the opportunity, how can you present a persuasive argument? Former Fifth Circuit clerk Justin Woodard, an associate at Jones Walker LLP, shares some advice.
Having just completed a six-year term as chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, I read Yale Law School professor James Forman's new book, "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America," with particular interest, says Judge Patti Saris, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Recently there has been significant attention around new laws and ordinances that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history in various U.S. states and cities. But are employers outside of these jurisdictions free to ask for salary history information of applicants without risk? Hardly, say Joseph Kroeger and Audrey Roberts of Snell & Wilmer LLP.
Based on U.S. Supreme Court arguments Tuesday in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, corporate whistleblowers are headed back to a world in which their main protection against retaliation will be the stalwart Sarbanes-Oxley Act, says Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group PC.
Has the latest stratagem of using a Rule 68 offer of judgment in a Fair Labor Standards Act settlement created an alternative to obtaining formal court approval? This question has divided New York federal district courts over the past two years, and it will be resolved when the Second Circuit hears the appeal in Mei Xing Yu v. Hasaki Restaurant, says Nathan Oleson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Attorneys conducting internal investigations frequently turn over their search term lists to opposing counsel or to government enforcers. This, however, can be a mistake with long-lasting results, say Sam Ballingrud, a Colorado Supreme Court law clerk, and Markus Funk, chairman of the white collar and investigations practice at Perkins Coie LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hear argument in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, but if it decides to strip the protections of employees who report violations of law to in-house managers it will constitute the greatest setback for voluntary compliance programs since they were established in the mid-1980s, says Stephen Kohn of Kohn Kohn & Colapinto LLP.
The deadline for foreign financial institutions to sign up with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act registration system came and went last month. While deregulatory and tax reform efforts in Washington could eventually change FATCA enforcement, for the time being, failure to be in compliance can have serious implications, say attorneys with Burr & Forman LLP.
During the holiday season, employees are more likely to request time off or call in sick. For retailers, however, this time of year typically means increased customer demand, staffing challenges and potential for more wage and hour exposure. Given these issues, attorneys at Greenberg Traurig LLP offer a few tips for retailers to keep in mind.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Cyan v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund. If the justices are sympathetic to the views of the Office of the Solicitor General, which filed an amicus brief earlier this year, it could signal an end to the epidemic of state court forum shopping in Securities Act class actions, says Skadden counsel William O'Brien.