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Not a Time for Second Thoughts: EDNY Holds Settlement Approval Stage Is No Escape Route

by Dechert LLP on

U.S. Bankruptcy Rule 9019 provides that on a motion brought by a trustee (and thus a chapter 11 debtor-in-possession as well) the court may approve a settlement. The prevailing view is that due to the court’s approval...more

Do Settlement Agreements Need to Be Approved by the Court?

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

QUESTION: As receiver, I sued a third party to collect funds owed to the entity in receivership. I have settled the lawsuit. ...more

New CA Budget Will Make PAGA Claims Harder to Settle

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

We’ve made no secret of the fact that we’re not big fans of the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). - PAGA drastically expands the ways that employers can be sued, because employees can sue for violation of statutes...more

New PAGA Amendments Intended To Help California Employers

by Allen Matkins on

With the stated purpose of reducing “unnecessary litigation” and lowering the cost for employers doing business in California, Governor Jerry Brown, on June 27, 2016, signed into law amendments to California's Private...more

PAGA Amendments Address Legislature’s Concerns, Not Employers’ Concerns

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: PAGA was amended earlier this week, in connection with the California legislature’s approval of the state’s annual budget. The legislation did not implement any of the more substantive changes that Governor...more

Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On June 13, I had the opportunity to talk at the Connecticut Legal Conference about employment law issues. My talk focused on free speech rights in the workplace — a topic I’ve covered well in some prior posts....more

Second Circuit Holds That Parties May Not Voluntarily Settle Claims Under the Fair Labor Standards Act With Prejudice Without...

by Cole Schotz on

In Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc. et als., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that parties may not privately settle claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) with prejudice...more

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