Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday that eight restaurant chains, including Applebee’s and IHOP, agreed to drop their practice of using no-poach clauses to prevent employees from moving between franchise locations, adding to a recently announced list that included Carl’s Jr. and McDonald’s.
A Chevron subsidiary has sued a nonprofit that rehabilitated a historic Baton Rouge hotel, claiming the group owes it more than $10.9 million as it failed to buy out the energy giant’s investment in the project despite being contractually obliged to do so, according to a suit filed in Louisiana federal court.
A Florida federal court has approved a settlement reached between the court-appointed receiver for the failed Jay Peak EB-5 project and the town of Jay, Vermont, on interest and penalties stemming from $2 million in property taxes paid late to the town.
The current owner of famous New Orleans restaurant Camellia Grill has urged the Fifth Circuit to affirm a lower court decision that the eatery’s former owner does not own a protectable trade dress and thus can't support its infringement claim in the restaurateurs’ long-running dispute over a license agreement.
The Second Circuit on Monday refused to revive claims that La Quinta Holdings Inc. and a private equity backer duped investors by failing to adequately disclose the financial risks the hotel chain was facing ahead of a $550.8 million public offering.
A proposed California "panic button" bill that would make hospitality companies protect employees who work alone in hotel rooms from sexual harassment and assault has stalled in the state Senate’s appropriations committee, but the bill's sponsor said he plans to reintroduce it.
The Eleventh Circuit revived 30 consolidated lawsuits alleging Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc. fails to properly accommodate guests with autism by making them wait for rides, ruling Friday that a bench trial should decide whether those visitors have access to the same experience as nonautistic patrons.
In a bid to prevent discovery that could involve President Donald Trump's financial records, government attorneys asked a Maryland federal judge Friday to stay Maryland and the District of Columbia's suit alleging Trump's potential profit from foreign and domestic governments at Trump International Hotel violates the Constitution's emoluments clauses.
Republican members of the National Labor Relations Board have wiped out an April ruling that a Texas restaurant group illegally fired a worker who brought a wage suit against it, drawing objections from the board’s Democrats.
A Georgia federal judge ordered Arby’s to expand its electronic information search in litigation brought by financial institutions and consumers over a data breach, one day after agreeing to pause the patrons’ part of the dispute to give them time to finalize a settlement that has been agreed to in principle.
A proposed class of employees hit a Florida timeshare company with a suit Friday in Florida federal court claiming willful violations of overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, saying the company failed to pay overtime and showed "reckless disregard" of the act's provisions.
A Florida bankruptcy judge signed off Friday on a $39.1 million sale of a stalled Fort Lauderdale resort partially built with $30 million from the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.
Mafengwo wants to raise as much as $300 million in new funding, Marfrig inked a deal to sell Keystone Foods to Tyson Foods Inc. for $2.5 billion and LafargeHolcim Ltd. has earned the interest of Asian powerhouses for its Indonesian unit.
Loeb & Loeb LLP represented Morgan Stanley Private Bank NA in connection with its $40 million loan to Fortuna Realty Group LLC for a piece of vacant land on Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan that's slated to be home to a new hotel, according to records made public in New York on Friday.
Cava Group Inc. has acquired Zoe’s Kitchen Inc. for approximately $300 million including debt, in a deal that combines the privately held Mediterranean-style chain's 66 locations with the struggling fast-casual eatery group’s 261 for a total of 327 restaurants in 24 states, the companies said Friday.
No one is tracking law students with disabilities to see where the education system may be failing them, but some advocates are working to change this dynamic and build a better pipeline.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday rejected most of a former Flik International Corp. worker’s request for conditional certification of a collective class of employees who purportedly weren’t paid for all the hours they worked, but held that he made the required showing when it came to workers at the Bayer cafeteria in Whippany.
A Connecticut tribe and the state told a D.C. federal court that the U.S. Department of the Interior is wrong to say that the tribe operates its Foxwoods casino under procedures set out by the DOI secretary that are inferior to a tribal-state gambling compact because the department took the direct opposite position in tribal litigation in California.
Bankrupt Applebee's restaurant franchisee RMH Franchise Holdings Inc. on Thursday told a Delaware bankruptcy court that it had struck a deal for continued access to its lender's cash, saying it will begin formulating bidding and sale procedures as well as a potential Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
A Michigan Burger King franchisee violated the National Labor Relations Act by telling workers they couldn’t discuss striking in support of a $15 minimum wage in its parking lot, a National Labor Relations Board panel said Wednesday.
Recent court filings and settlements by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission illustrate the potential pitfalls employers face when attempting to implement a drug-free workplace, say Karen Jennings Evans and Robert Dumbacher of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
While most law firm executives and partners may instinctively want to tune out terms like "high availability" and "disaster recovery" — concepts that IT managers usually worry about — there are five reasons you should lean in and wrestle with the vocabulary, say Jeff Norris of Managed Technology Services LLC and Greg Inge of information security consulting firm CQR.
The "fake news" phenomenon is ever more prominent in the political arena — but not in the jury box. At a trial, jurors don’t have to rely on the media or any other source to tell them the facts and issues, since they have a front-row seat to the action, says Ross Laguzza, a consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.
In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.
Recently, enterprising attorneys have brought Americans with Disabilities Act claims as class actions directed at all of a company’s locations. Their contention that the ADA requires broad, companywide compliance policies is controversial, but businesses must prepare for such claims, says Edward Harold of Fisher Phillips LLP.
The California Supreme Court's Dynamex opinion — fashioning an updated California test for distinguishing between employees and independent contractors — has stirred much speculation about its scope and the extent of its application. Now, for the first time, in Johnson v. Imperial Showgirls the decision has been applied on a retroactive basis, says Desi Kalcheva of Paul Plevin Sullivan & Connaughton LLP.
Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's opinion in Epic Systems v. Lewis employed the same analytics used by Justice Antonin Scalia in three previous decisions. They strongly suggest the court would allow a mandatory arbitration clause with a class action waiver in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act context, says James Baker of Baker McKenzie.