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Court Approves USERRA Class Action Settlement Over Pension Contributions

A federal district court in Colorado recently approved a settlement agreement resolving class action claims brought under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The documents filed in support...more

Ask A Seasoned Attorney About Flight Attendant Layover Injuries

It can be important for an United Airlines employee to discuss an injury during a layover with an attorney. As demonstrated by numerous cases, including that of a flight attendant bitten by a spider while sleeping in a hotel...more

Facebook Fables in Employment Litigation

In recent years, employers have become familiar with navigating social media from a human resources perspective. These same issues are now making their way through the courts, and the rulings issued can serve as guideposts...more

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC: Supreme Court declines opportunity to resolve split in the circuits over ADA job reassignment issue

The issue: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, can an employer force an employee with a disability to compete for an open position?...more

U.S. Supreme Court Denies United Airlines Petition

Seventh Circuit Decision that Employees With Disabilities Need Not Compete For Reassignment Stands - WASHINGTON- In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a written order denying air transportation giant...more

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #27

We are pleased to present the 27th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight stories that will have an impact on business, commerce and litigation, including the...more

[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account? [Video]

Is it ever NOT okay to delete your social media account? That's the question we ask in this JD Supra Legal Perspective. And for an answer, we look at recent coverage of a case in which an airline worker in New Jersey...more

No, You Can’t Deactivate Your Facebook Account When Litigation Is Pending

A federal magistrate judge in New Jersey recently sanctioned a plaintiff for evidence spoliation after he deactivated his Facebook account during litigation, resulting in its permanent deletion by Facebook after 14 days...more

Social Media in Litigation

The first quarter of 2013 was among the busiest yet for developments in the use of social media in litigation. First, courts have continued to weigh in on the extent to which a party can obtain discovery of an opposing...more

Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: New Jersey Court Cracks Down

A March 23, 2013 decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey serves as a cautionary tale for litigants. As a result of some arguably poor decisions by the plaintiff and likely miscommunication between...more

The Duty To Preserve Social Media Information

It is not, as many recent articles and blogs have discussed, just about whether relevant social media information can be discovered by one party in a lawsuit. It is also about what happens when a party fails to preserve...more

The Dangers And Remedies For Unaccompanied Minors On Airplanes

Kirstin Heidenwag received quite a shock when she brought her nine-year-old daughter to a United Airlines gate only to discover that the child had to board the plane by herself. Ms. Heidenwag paid the airline an extra $99 fee...more

Seventh Circuit’s Ruling Means Employers Should Review Their ADA Policies and Practices

A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit means that employers should reevaluate their practices concerning transferring an individual with a disability to a vacant position as a reasonable...more

Seventh Circuit Holds that the ADA Mandates Reassignment of Disabled Employees to Vacant Positions

Overruling its own precedent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (which covers Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin) recently held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reassign...more

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