In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an arbitral decision allowing the plaintiff to proceed with classwide arbitration even in the absence of express language to that effect in the...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - California's third cap and trade auction sells out, at record price: Clean Technica - May 24
The state’s third carbon allowance auction was held last week, and businesses snapped up all...more
Wal-Mart is hoping to get a gender bias class action suit in Wisconsin thrown out of court, thanks to the reversal of a new rule imposed by the National Labor Relations Board....more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Around the Virtual World: May 20-24, 2013
- Nintendo Wants Review of Patent Claim Ruling in Wii...more
Developmentally Disabled Walmart Employee in Akron Store Fired for Complaining About Sexual Touching, Federal Agency Charges -
CLEVELAND - Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. violated federal law by allowing a male employee...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
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
In the latest class action case before the U.S. Supreme Court, a majority of the Court extended the Wal-Mart v. Dukes analysis to damages and held: proposed damages must be measurable on a classwide basis.
In This Issue:
Environmental and Policy Focus - U.S. top court rules for timber industry over road runoff; U.S. Supreme Court grants review of plan by forest service to manage Sierra Nevada; Federal Appeals Court...more
A fifth regional class action gender discrimination case has been filed against Wal-Mart. This latest case, brought in Wisconsin, claims Wal-Mart discriminates against women in pay and promotions at the store level in states...more
The National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip and falls account for over one million hospital emergency room visits each year. Just a quick review of a few slip and fall cases against Wal-Mart alone demonstrates how...more
After receiving three separate petitions for review, including petitions from real parties Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the City of Sonora, the California Supreme Court voted unanimously on February 13, 2013 to grant review of...more
In This Issue:
-AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner
-AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto
-AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi
-AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more
A Walmart customer who slipped on a fallen Gatorade sign won a $1.3 million verdict for his injuries.
Tom Papakalodoukas, a 41-year-old Florida resident, was carrying a water bottle while shopping at a Walmart in Port...more
On January 28, 2013, Hon. George King of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an order in Pedroza v. PetSmart, Inc. denying class certification of exempt misclassification claims...more
On January 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court’s denial of class certification sought by a proposed class of borrowers alleging that a lender’s mortgage loan pricing policy, which...more
In This Issue:
- Editors' Overview
- The Future Role of Experts in ERISA Class
- View from Proskauer: Health Insurance Exchanges and Retiree Medical Exits--Five Ways To Make Sure It's Really a "Soft...more
A handful of cases handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has left employers wondering whether they have any rights at all to regulate, monitor and discipline employees for what they post on Facebook and...more
Wal-Mart has announced a plan to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. Under the program, the nation's largest retailer pledges to offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months...more
Earlier this year, a woman won a $1 million judgment against Wal-Mart after slipping on a wet spot on the floor of the Northside Jacksonville Wal-Mart Supercenter. This is an unusually high recovery for a Florida slip and...more
In December 2012 the BBC online service reported that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited (Rolls-Royce) was in talks with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) regarding potential allegations of bribery and corruption in Indonesia and...more
Today we celebrate Fu Manchu. No not the facial accouterments but the fictional character who was introduced to the world in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the 20th century. He has...more
Originally published in eurofenix - Winter 2012/2013.
David Conaway looks at alternative sources of working capital in US and Canadian insolvencies.
It has been reported that Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer...more
For employers in Pennsylvania, 2012 was another eventful year in the world of wage and hour law. Even in the absence of new federal legislation, a number of noteworthy developments occurred at both the federal and state...more
In a cautionary tale for employers, a jury in Windsor, Ontario awarded $1.4 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart employee who alleged that she had been constructively dismissed after being subjected to intentional...more
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