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Finding of Exceptional Case Denied Due to Unclean Hands

In Gaymar Industries, Inc. v. Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Inc. et al, 1-08-cv-00299 (NYWD July 3, 2014, Order) (McCarthy, M.J.), the magistrate judge recommended denial of defendant's request for reconsideration of its...more

Did You Know…California Supreme Court Holds Undocumented Workers Are Not Barred From All Relief

In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. the California Supreme Court recently held that an undocumented worker who fraudulently obtained employment through use of someone else’s social security number may seek damages for employment...more

California Supreme Court: Undocumented Worker May Recover Lost Wages for Period Up to Employer’s Discovery of Immigration Status

Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., S196568 (June 26, 2014): On June 26, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that federal immigration law does not preempt a California law that extends state law protections to...more

Defending the Malicious Prosecution claim

The complex tort of malicious prosecution is frequently threatened yet rarely fully understood. The elements of the claim are that a prior action (1) was commenced by or at the direction of the defendant and was pursued to...more

Burr Alert: Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc., et. al.: Opening The Door To Claims By Unlicensed Contractors In...

The Mississippi Supreme Court, in a case of first impression, recently addressed claims for nonpayment by contractors performing work in the state in violation of Miss. Code Ann. Section 31-3-15, which requires contractors...more

In re Mobilactive Media, LLC, Consol. C.A. No. 5725-VCP (Del. Ch. Jan. 25, 2013) (Parsons, V.C.)

In this memorandum opinion, the Delaware Court of Chancery found that a member of a joint venture breached a limited liability company agreement, breached its fiduciary duties by usurping corporate opportunities, and violated...more

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