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Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
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Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
It seems like have year has its definining Supreme Court class action suit—and this year it is Comcast Corp. v. Behrend. The ruling, which came down just a few weeks ago, makes it considerably more difficult for to certify...more
There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
In This Issue: No Rest for the NAD, As it Decides Multiple Mattress Disputes; Fur Sure? Retailers Make Faux Faux Fur Claims; Got Settlement? Muscle Milk Suit Settles for $5.3 Million; TCPA Class Actions Prohibited in New...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 2013 WL 1222646 (U.S. Mar. 27, 2013) that, in order to obtain class certification, plaintiffs carry the burden of establishing not only that they have proof...more
Over the past two weeks, the United States Supreme Court has repeatedly underscored the importance of having common questions that are susceptible to common answers in cases where plaintiffs are seeking class certification....more
In Comcast v. Behrend, a class action case involving how much Comcast charged cable TV subscribers, the United States Supreme Court held that as a prerequisite for certification of a class action, a plaintiff must introduce...more
In a very pro-employer/business opinion crafted by Justice Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected class certification for 2 million Comcast subscribers in an antitrust class action in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 516 U.S. ___...more
As many readers of this blog know by now, last week the Supreme Court issued yet another anti-class certification decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend (“Comcast”). While the full scope and meaning of the Court’s holding is...more
Individualized Proof of Damages Can Block Class Certification Under Rule 23(b)(3) -
The United States Supreme Court in Comcast v. Behrend continued its trend of disfavoring class certification of cases involving...more
Yesterday, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. __ (2013), the Supreme Court answered a looming class certification question left open by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __ (2011): whether a putative class action...more
Today the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a pivotal decision, holding that as a prerequisite for certification of a class action, a plaintiff must introduce admissible evidence to show that the case is susceptible to awarding...more
Keith Rabois, COO of Square, left his job last month, citing legal threats from a young colleague with whom he had a two-year relationship, which subsequently threw a spotlight on the risks associated with the freewheeling...more
A client recently came to me with a problem lawyers often hear: the client’s family-owned business needed to hire new employees to keep up with the growth. In particular, the company needed additional sales force and...more
In This Issue:
- 3 Monitoring employees’ use of company trademarks in social media
- 5 Keys to ensuring the secrecy of trade secrets
- 6 FTC amends Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
- Excerpt from...more
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent settlement in In the Matter of Oltrin prohibiting use of a geographic non-compete by two companies in the bulk bleach industry is a reminder that the antitrust agencies look closely...more
Recognized nationally in Forbes’ Law and Technology Blog as a leading source of trusted eDiscovery information, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange newsletter is published weekly to provide legal and technology...more
In This Presentation:
- Why Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) Are Needed?
- How Are CINs Similar to PHOs/How They Differ?
- What’s In It for Physicians/for Hospitals/Others?
- How Are CINs Organized and...more
In This Issue:
Introduction; Class Action Practice Developments; Common Issues Trials; Class Actions in Quebec; Securities Class Actions; Competition Class Actions; Product Liability Class Actions; Franchise Class...more
Those of us practicing unfair competition law often find ourselves in a unique spot. When we counsel clients - really, departing employees - we can help shape the facts of a potential lawsuit. Imagine for a second you're a...more
Last November, I posted about the Department of Justice suit against eBay for its alleged illegal hiring pact with Intuit. The DOJ contended that the eBay-Intuit agreement not to poach each other's employees violated both the...more
The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement last week with a mobile app company, its data provider, and their CEO in its first Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) enforcement action involving mobile applications. The...more
On November 16, the DOJ Antitrust Division filed an antitrust action against eBay, alleging that "[s]enior executives at eBay and Intuit entered into an evolving ‘handshake’ agreement . . . [that] prohibited either company...more
In 2010, the government of Canada amended the Competition Act, making anti-competitive conspiracies between competitors or potential competitors a per se criminal offence, requiring no evidence of an adverse impact on...more
In This Issue:
- CFPB Monitor Named to the ABA Journal Annual Blawg 100 List
- Temporary CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO FIX CFPB PRIVILEGE WAIVER PROBLEM
- CFPB DESCRIBES PLANS FOR COORDINATING WITH STATE...more
In this series of blog posts, we have examined the use of injunctive relief in state and federal courts in response to employees who have misappropriated confidential information and trade secrets, who have solicited clients...more
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