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Spokeo Speedwagon: Employers Forced To Take Privacy Breach Cases On The Run

by Fisher Phillips on

By now, most everyone has heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins. It is the case being cited across the country in...more

California Employers May Sue For Online Defamation

by Fisher Phillips on

The situation is a familiar one. Disgruntled current or former employees leave negative and harmful comments about their employer on online workplace review websites such as glassdoor.com or vault.com, or on customer review...more

No General Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Firms Registering to Do Business in Delaware

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled yesterday that out-of-state corporations no longer would be subject to general personal jurisdiction in Delaware merely because they had registered to do business in Delaware. In making that...more

Guns on Company Property: Think Twice Before Taking Action

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

In the latest round of gun law regulations, Governor Bill Haslam has signed an amendment to Tennessee's "Guns in Trunks" law. The amendment allows employees to sue their employers if they are disciplined or fired for storing...more

D.C. Circuit: USAID Worker Jailed in Cuba Can’t Recover Damages from the Government

by Fisher Phillips on

On November 14, 2014, in Alan Gross and Judith Gross v. U.S.A., a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously held that a humanitarian aid worker, who sub-contracted with the...more

Shopping Mall Owner Permitted to Sue Union Protesters for Trespass and Nuisance

by Allen Matkins on

The Ninth Circuit has revived a Brea shopping mall owner's lawsuit alleging trespass and nuisance claims against union carpenters. The union purportedly picketed and demonstrated disruptively and destructively at a store...more

No Workers' Comp Immunity! No Insurance! Sure Is a Problem

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In many states, workers’ compensation benefits are ordinarily the exclusive remedy for an employee injured or killed on the job. In exchange for these benefits, often awarded on a “no fault” basis, the employee generally...more

Florida Court finds Workers' Compensation Statute Unconstitutional

by FordHarrison on

Circuit Judge Jorge E. Cueto of the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida has found that Section 440.11 of Florida's Workers' Compensation Act (the "Act"), which makes the Act the "exclusive" remedy...more

Legal Updates for Government Entities Covering March and April 2014

The Gallaghers sued TUSD and a TUSD school employee, Michael Corum, alleging that Corum sexually abused and/or exploited their developmentally challenged daughter at a TUSD school. The Gallaghers claimed that TUSD was...more

The Removal of the Ancient Mariner - Reprising a Sea-Change in Admiralty Law

by Baker Donelson on

As originally discussed in a recent post on Striding the Quarterdeck (December 9, 2013), amendments to 28 U.S.C. §1441 have effected a sea-change in admiralty procedure by ostensibly allowing removal of general maritime law...more

Court Finds Board Of Education And District Employees Immune From Liability For Claims Related To District’s Response To Bullying

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a superintendent, principal, and board of education were immune from liability for a parent’s claims regarding the alleged bullying of her daughter. In Hascall v. Williams,...more

Escalating Penalties: Alberta OHS Convictions For 2012 – What Can Employers Expect For The Year Ahead?

by Dentons on

A person who contravenes Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations or Code is liable, for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months and, for a...more

Sexual Harassment Complaints Are Subject To Anti-SLAPP Motions To Strike

Plaintiff Lisa Aber sued her employer and two of its employees, alleging that the employees had sexually assaulted her. Michael Comstock, one of the employee defendants, filed a cross-complaint against Aber, alleging claims...more

No Disability Discrimination Where Employee Cannot Competently Perform Job, Ninth Circuit Holds

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Lawler v. Montblac North American LLC, the plaintiff, Cynthia Lawler, a store manager at a boutique retail store, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Lawler initiated the action after Defendant employer terminated her...more

Constitutional exceptions in religous employment

by Karen Kalzer on

Religious entities and communities of faith and their insurance carriers can take heart in pursuing defense judgments after the U.S. Supreme Court acted swiftly and unanimously in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and...more

I Know What You Did Last Night: Employer GPS Monitoring

by Sands Anderson PC on

The US Supreme Court ruled last month that a warrant is required for police to track a suspect with a GPS device, or the search violates the Fourth Amendment’s protection from unreasonable searches.  Many...more

Options for Suing the Federal Government Under Bivens Unlikely to Expand

by Ifrah PLLC on

In 2001, federal inmate Richard Lee Pollard sustained two broken elbows after tripping over a cart in a privately operated prison housing federal inmates. He sued five prison employees for their actions after his injuries. On...more

Contract to pay dollars is a contract to pay coined silver

by Dan Goodman on

A contract to pay dollars, is according to the Supreme Court of the United States, a contract to pay lawful money of the United States. Lawful money of the United States is money declared to be legal tender in payment. ...more

Sheriff — Not of the Locality, Not of the Commonwealth: Doud v. Commonwealth of Virginia

by Sands Anderson PC on

The Virginia Supreme Court has issued new opinions for September, but none are cases involving local governments, at least not on appeal. Here is the link to the opinions of the Virginia Supreme Court: (see article below for...more

Weekly Law Resume - September 15, 2011: Qualified Immunity Does Not Apply Where Officer Mistakenly Pulls Gun Instead of Taser

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Maria Torres, et al. v. City of Madera, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (August 22, 2011) This case is an important progression in stun-gun-related police liability law, establishing how mistaken-draw cases should...more

U.S. Court Has Jurisdiction Over Argentinian Employees' Claims Against Mercedes-Benz Argentina

Bauman v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., 2011 WL 1879210 (9th Cir. 2011) In this case, 22 Argentinian residents (including a Chilean national) sued DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft (“DCAG”) in federal court in California,...more

Manager's Defamation Action Against Striking Union Could Proceed

Price v. Operating Eng'rs Local Union No. 3, 195 Cal. App. 4th 962 (2011) During the course of a strike, members of the union placed copies of a flyer on the doors and cars of the neighbors of the employer’s vice...more

Liability for Snow and Ice Removal

Client Alert about the Massachusetts laws regarding liability for damages from snow and ice...more

Connick, et al., v. Thompson

Brief of Amici Curiae Alliance Defense Fund and CATO Institute In Support of Respondent

by Cato Institute on

If a man is wrongfully convicted and held on death row for 18 years — 14 in solitary confinement — because prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence in his case, is there any reason that courts should keep him from recovering...more

Pick a Little, Talk a Lot, Get Fired

by Sands Anderson PC on

As far as I can tell, it is human nature to gripe. But there can be consequences to public griping, and not just griping via social media. The latest social media tempest is CNN Mideast Editor Octavia Nasr, who tweeted...more

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