Employment

  • July 24, 2017

    JPMorgan Sues Former Employees For Poaching Customers

    JPMorgan Securities Friday filed a suit in Illinois federal court accusing two former investment advisers of poaching $36 million in client accounts and asking for an order to bar them from soliciting more customers.

  • July 21, 2017

    EEOC Says Manufacturer Would Only Hire Hispanic Workers

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused a Texas-based fiberglass conduit and strut manufacturer on Thursday of discriminating against a class of applicants seeking laborer jobs by declining to hire them because they are not Hispanic.

  • July 20, 2017

    EEOC Hits Tim Hortons Franchisee With Discrimination Suit

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has slapped the operator of a Michigan franchise of Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop with a suit alleging it violated a federal civil rights law by firing an employee who wore a skirt to work because of her religious beliefs, the agency announced Wednesday.

  • July 18, 2017

    Houston Law Firm Sues Recruiter Over Atty's Credentials

    A Houston personal injury law firm filed a lawsuit Monday against legal recruiting firm Brooke Staffing Companies Inc., alleging that it misrepresented the qualifications of an attorney the firm hired by claiming he could handle a voluminous docket without assistance, when he actually lacked a “basic rudimentary understanding” of the docket.

  • July 18, 2017

    Veeva Systems Sues Rivals Over Noncompetes In California

    Cloud computing company Veeva Systems sued a trio of competitors in California state court Monday, seeking to invalidate the restrictive covenants they’ve used to block Veeva from poaching their workers and saying the agreements are anti-competitive and illegal under state law.

  • July 17, 2017

    P&G Faces Immigrant Discrimination Class Action

    A prospective Procter & Gamble Co. intern filed a class action in Florida federal court Monday, claiming the company discriminated against his DACA immigration status when he was not selected for its internship program.

  • July 14, 2017

    Ex-Ole Miss Football Coach Accuses School Of Trash Talk

    The University of Mississippi conducted a smear campaign that scapegoated former football coach Houston Nutt for alleged rule violations that actually occurred under his successor's watch, according to a federal lawsuit Nutt has filed against the school. 

  • July 14, 2017

    Morgan Stanley Let Bosses 'Prey' On Women, Ex-Adviser Says

    A former financial adviser associate filed sexual harassment and retaliation claims against Morgan Stanley in California state court Thursday, claiming she was wrongfully terminated after being touched and harassed by managers in two different offices.

  • July 14, 2017

    Ohio State In Bed With Nike, Honda On Player IP, Suit Says

    Ohio State University and sports marketing company IMG College were hit Friday with antitrust class claims of conspiring with Nike and Honda to deny compensation to the school's former football players for use of their likenesses.

  • July 14, 2017

    Houston Hospital Ex-Finance Director Claims Discrimination

    The former director of financial clearance for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center filed a lawsuit in state district court in Harris County on Thursday, alleging that he was terminated after complaining about discrimination he was subjected to following medical leave for a hemorrhagic stroke.

  • July 13, 2017

    Pa. Judge's Staffer Sues For Gender Pay Discrimination

    A suburban Philadelphia court staffer launched an age and gender discrimination lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that despite what she said was her decades of legal experience as an attorney, she was for years paid less than her younger male counterparts.

  • July 12, 2017

    Chicago Teamsters Leader Indicted For Extortion

    A leader in the Teamsters' Chicago-area chapter was indicted Wednesday on federal charges that he extorted $100,000 from a local business with threats of work stoppages and other union action.

  • July 11, 2017

    Ex-Continental Atty Accuses Insurer Of Age Discrimination

    A former in-house trial lawyer sued Continental Casualty Co. in New York state court on Monday, alleging he was pushed out of the company at 60 years old in favor of younger attorneys.

  • July 10, 2017

    Arkansas Tech Sues NCAA Over Vacated Wins

    Arkansas Tech University is looking to restore over 200 wins by its men’s and women’s basketball teams vacated by the NCAA for furnishing impermissible benefits to athletes in a lawsuit pulled into Arkansas federal court Monday.

  • July 10, 2017

    Ex-Nikko Asset CEO Part Of $50M Suit Against Current Chief

    The CEO of Nikko Asset Management Co. Ltd. defrauded senior executives and other employees out of $50 million by playing games with a 2009 employee stock-option plan, according to a New York lawsuit lodged Friday by plaintiffs including a former CEO.

  • July 7, 2017

    Ex-Dolby Labs IP Exec Launches Sex Bias Suit

    The former director of global compliance for intellectual property at Dolby Laboratories Inc. says her supervisors bullied her based on her sex and then retaliated when she reported various incidents by firing her, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed in California federal court Thursday.

  • July 7, 2017

    EEOC Sues Time Warner Over Firing Of Disabled Worker

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Time Warner Cable and new owner Charter Communications on Thursday over allegations they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying an ailing California worker a reasonable accommodation.

  • July 7, 2017

    Teva Targets Ex-Exec Who Dated, Gave Info To Apotex CEO

    Apotex Inc. is profiting off trade secrets the CEO’s girlfriend, an executive at Teva Pharmaceutical USA Inc., provided to him about product development, Teva told a Pennsylvania federal court Friday.

  • July 7, 2017

    Photog Sues NY Times, Claiming He Was Misclassified

    A veteran freelance photographer sued The New York Times and its photo editor on Thursday, alleging that he was denied thousands of hours of overtime while misclassified as an independent contractor, denied a staff position because of his age and phased out after he was falsely arrested while on assignment.

  • July 6, 2017

    Mapco’s Background Checks Violate Law, Job Seeker Says

    A Tennessee man leading a proposed class of job seekers has hit Southeastern convenience store chain Mapco Express with a putative class action over its hiring practices in Tennessee federal court, saying the company refused to hire him after it discovered inaccurate convictions for assault.

Expert Analysis

  • Attempting To Limit Class Action Waivers And The FAA

    John Hansen

    Two efforts are currently underway to limit the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's past decisions involving anti-class action arbitration clauses in both consumer and employment agreements. However, both efforts are under attack, says John Hansen of John Hansen Law.

  • ACA Repeal: Deciphering The Path Ahead

    Michael Parme

    Due in large part to the unorthodox strategy used throughout the process of attempting to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, there is simultaneously abundant content about Congress’ recent health care reform efforts and minimal information that would assist the casual observer to make an educated guess about where these efforts are headed, says Michael Parme of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.

  • 5 Questions Firm Should Ask Before Approving Litigation AFA

    Gregory Lantier

    Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • For Law Firm Offices, Business Savvy Is The New Cool

    Craig Braham

    Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, It's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.

  • Fiduciary Rule's Impact On IRA Annuity Recommendations

    Fred Reish

    Here, attorneys with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP focus on the prohibited-transaction exemptions that are available to broker-dealers when their registered representatives recommend annuities to individual retirement account investors and the factors that firms may want to consider in deciding which exemption to use during the new fiduciary rule’s transition period.

  • Written Job Descriptions: A Case For Detail And Accuracy

    Janet Hendrick

    Job descriptions are almost useless or even harmful if they inaccurately portray actual job requirements. On the flip side, robust, detailed and, most importantly, accurate job descriptions can save the day. Janet Hendrick of Fisher Phillips examines recent cases that illustrate the critical importance of job descriptions and offers tips for maximizing their benefits.

  • The Best Documents In Your Case May Be From 3rd Parties

    Wyatt Dowling

    Cases are built on evidence and evidence comes from discovery. But discovery is largely a voluntary process. Serving a document subpoena on a third party can be an efficient and creative way to fill in the gaps that may exist in the productions of opposing parties, says Wyatt Dowling of Yetter Coleman LLP.

  • Planning A Legal Career With A Future Relocation In Mind

    Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre

    Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • 4 Female Perspectives On BigLaw Leadership

    Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.

  • The Elephant In The Room: Advancing Women To Partnership

    Anusia Gillespie

    Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.