FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 71-World Cup Report-Part IV
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
NYC Gifted Programs Should Rely on 'Math,' Lawyer Says
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Obama Campaign's Top Lawyer: There Is No Voter Fraud: Video
#NBCfail: Twitter, the Olympics, Guy Adams & Justin Bieber
SCOTUS Stands By Citizens United Decision In Montana Campaign Finance Case
Can employers enter into binding agreements with employees to shorten the statute of limitations on discrimination and other employment claims? A California Court of Appeal decision answered that question with a resounding...more
In a case that received national attention, on February 26, 2014, a Florida District Court of Appeal held that a plaintiff’s comments to his daughter regarding a settlement with his former employer and his daughter’s...more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed a “pattern or practice” lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy, Inc., alleging that CVS uses an “overbroad, misleading and unenforceable Separation Agreement” that...more
New Employment Tribunal rules, new provisions on pre-termination negotiations, and changes regarding collective redundancy consultation apply from 29 July.
On 29 July, key changes to UK employment law came into force....more
Just weeks after settling its first ever Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) discrimination lawsuit and filing its first ever class action lawsuit under GINA, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...more
While you’d be hard pressed to find a California lawyer who doesn’t know that discrimination against business patron is unlawful, many are not familiar with the California law barring such discrimination – the Unruh Act....more
Supreme Court Ups the Bar for Class Action Lawsuits
by Christine M. Vanek on May 7, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend will likely help businesses defend employment, anti-trust, consumer...more
In the fall of 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1186 (SB 1186). Among other things, SB 1186 reforms California’s disability access laws by: (1) banning pre-lawsuit letters from lawyers demanding money;...more
U.S. Territory Will Provide Anti-Discrimination Training & Relief, Settling the Federal Agency's First Lawsuit in American Samoa -
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today...more
California business owners gained new protection against expensive, predatory lawsuits involving disability access laws last week as Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1186. It became effective September 19, 2012....more
The Department of Justice's "pattern or practice" fair lending lawsuit against GFI Mortgage Bankers, Inc., has resulted in a settlement that requires GFI to pay a total of $3.555 million, consisting of $3.5 million in...more
In Storch v. Five Guys Enterprises, LLC and FG Madison, LLC, the New Jersey Superior Court found that counsel fees of $50,000 plus approximately $500 in costs were fair and reasonable under the applicable standards as applied...more
Originally published in Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 27 No. 11 on June 8, 2012.
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a Fair Housing Act rule that would increase...more
In the case of Ceglia v. Zuckerberg and Facebook Inc., the plaintiff, Paul D. Ceglia avers that he is a resident of the State of New York and that Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Incorporated, is a resident of...more
Several members of a New Jersey “lottery pool” won big when a jury recently awarded them $20 million. The co-workers played the lottery as a pool and filed a lawsuit after they belatedly discovered the winning member hid that...more
On March 16th, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a woman’s claim that she was discriminated against because she was offered a less favorable severance package than that previously offered to men in...more
Fundamentos del anteproyecto....more
Thomas Mundy v. Laura D. Lenc Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (February 29, 2012)
Plaintiff Thomas Mundy is confined to a wheelchair. In June 2009, he went to a bar owned by Laura Lenc and could not use the...more
In This Issue:
- Springboard injunctions
Two recent cases have considered the use of so-called "springboard injunctions" to prevent parties from obtaining an unfair (or springboard) advantage in the market through...more
On March 6, 2012, K&L Gates LLP filed a federal lawsuit challenging an allegedly discriminatory and otherwise unlawful foreclosure rescue scam targeted to Hispanic homeowners in Northern Virginia. The National and Washington...more
Now that the new year is upon us, it is important for employers to be aware of the numerous new California laws in the employment area that will impact their operations. Unless otherwise noted, the laws listed below are...more
The year 2011 saw a number of employee-friendly changes to the laws governing the workplace. The U.S. Supreme Court expanded the scope of retaliation claims under Title VII and under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Equal...more
In this issue: Employee's Alcoholism Does not Rise to the Level of an ADA Disability, Leading to Dismissal of Claims; Court Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Agreement for Lack of Consent; $2.1 Million Judgement in Washington...more
Suppose you just defended against a discrimination and harassment lawsuit by two former female employees. The jury found that discrimination and harassment had occurred. But the jury awarded one employee only $1600 in...more
After deciding four arbitration cases during the previous term, the United States Supreme Court decided only one case regarding arbitration during its 2010 term (commencing in October 2010 and extending until June 2011)—but...more
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