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Use It or Lose It: Supreme Court Rules Against Special Rules Favoring Arbitration When Deciding Waiver of That Right

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On May 23, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, decided Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., No. 21-328, in favor of an employee who sued her employer, a Taco Bell franchisee, for wage theft. The Court concluded that...more

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U.S. Supreme Court decision has important implications for employers seeking to enforce arbitration agreements

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In the recent case of Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court declined to enforce an arbitration provision after the employer delayed too long in moving to compel arbitration. Resolving a split amongst federal courts...more

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Supreme Court Declines to Resolve Circuit Split on Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction in FLSA Collective Actions

On June 6, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear petitions seeking review of whether federal courts may exercise personal jurisdiction over claims of nonresident plaintiffs who join Fair Labor...more

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Divided Second Circuit Decides Long-Awaited Braille Gift Card Appeals, Affirming Dismissals Based on Standing

More than a year after oral arguments in Calcano v. Swarovski North America Ltd., No. 20-1552, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of five nearly identical lawsuits brought by...more

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HUB Talks: Arbitration World: International Arbitration Clauses in Insurance Policies: Are They Valid in States With...

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In this episode, partners Chris Valente and Jackie Celender, along with associates Michael Creta and Peter Ayers, discuss the impact that state anti-arbitration insurance statutes have on the enforceability of international...more

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case Involving Need to Pay Highly Compensated Employee on Salaried Basis

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides a number of exemptions from its overtime and minimum wage requirements for employees paid on a salaried basis. FLSA rules also allow certain highly compensated employees (currently...more

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HUB Talks: Arbitration World: U.S. Supreme Court Set to Decide Section 1782 Circuit Split

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In this episode, partners Lindsay Bishop, Carolyn Branthoover, and Jackie Celender, along with associate John Gavin, discuss the recent oral argument heard by the Supreme Court concerning a circuit split over two consolidated...more

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California Court of Appeal Creates Rift Regarding Trial Courts’ Power to Strike or Limit PAGA Claims for Unmanageability

On March 23, 2022, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District, issued the latest ruling on the hotly contested issue of whether a trial court is empowered to dismiss or limit representative...more

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Split of Authority Emerges Regarding Whether Employers Can Dismiss PAGA Lawsuits on Manageability Grounds

On March 23, 2022, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc., ruled that courts do not have authority to strike a claim under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”)...more

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New DOJ Guidance on ADA Web Accessibility Leaves Unanswered Questions

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On March 18, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published web accessibility guidance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with...more

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Split of Authority Develops in California Court of Appeal Over PAGA Manageability Requirement

On March 23, 2022, in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc., the California Court of Appeal, held that “a court cannot strike a PAGA claim based on manageability.” This decision creates a split of authority with Wesson v....more

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Circuit Split Over Scope of 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for Obtaining Discovery in International...

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in two consolidated cases—ZF Auto. US v. Luxshare, Ltd. and AlixPartners v. The Fund for Prot. of Inv. Rights in Foreign States—on whether 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (Section 1782)...more

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Part III: Round 2! BOGO – AlixPartners LLP v The Fund for Protection of Investor Rights in Foreign States

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As noted in our prior posts, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the oral arguments in the case of ZF Automotive US, Inc., et al. v. Luxshare, Ltd. on March 23, 2022. There is also another case, AlixPartners LLP v. The Fund...more

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Circuit Split Remains on Availability of Equitable Relief from ERISA Co-Fiduciaries

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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition for certiorari in First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company v. Giorgio Armani Corporation. Although the headlines typically come when the Supreme Court issues an opinion, its...more

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Circuit Split Over Scope of 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for Obtaining Discovery in International Arbitrations

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As the popularity and pace of international arbitration has continued to grow, parties engaged in such arbitration outside the United States have increasingly relied on 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (Section 1782) to obtain discovery in...more

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Federal Appeals Courts Add to Employers’ Confusion by Disagreeing on Whether to Dismiss Out-of-State Plaintiffs in FLSA Collective...

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Over the past several years, many federal courts have weighed in on whether a key Supreme Court decision requires them to dismiss non-resident opt-in plaintiffs in federal wage and hour collective actions, and there is now...more

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First Circuit Creates Split Regarding Federal Court Jurisdiction Over FLSA Multistate Collective Actions

On January 13, 2022, in Waters v. Day & Zimmermann NPS, Inc., the First Circuit Court of Appeals became the third federal appellate court to address the application of the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in...more

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Is an Inaccurate Credit Report Alone Enough to Establish Article III Standing?

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A recent case out of the Eastern District of California addressed the split in authority on whether an inaccurate credit report alone is enough to establish a concrete injury in fact for purposes of Article III standing.  ...more

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An Indiana District Court Foreshadows a Split in Authority as to Personal Liability of Corporate Officers

The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in Black v. First Impression Interactive, Inc., No. 21 C 3745, 2022 WL 169652 (Jan. 19, 2022), denied a motion to dismiss a TCPA claim and, in so doing, highlighted a...more

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Supreme Court Asked to Review Retroactivity of Barr v. AAPC

The retroactivity of the Supreme Court’s decision in Barr v. AAPC is back before the Supreme Court to decide—if, that is, it grants the petition for certiorari that was just filed by the Defendant in Lindenbaum v. Realgy....more

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California’s Struggle With Its “ABCs” Continues

In January of 2020, California enacted a new law that codifies a strict test for determining if workers are independent contractors or employees and thereby entitled to minimum wage, overtime, and various other benefits. ...more

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Trust Modification/Amendment Procedure Now Unsettled in California

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The Legislature and courts endeavor to create well-defined laws, lest we devolve into the governance of Emperor Nero, who reputedly posted edicts high atop columns so as to be painfully difficult for the masses to read. As...more

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Fifth Circuit Rules Day Rate Compensation Does Not Satisfy Requirement of Payment on a Salaried Basis for Exempt Status

The issue of the proper application of the highly compensated employee exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as it applies to employees paid on a “day-rate” basis in the oil and gas industry, has been a hotly...more

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Portions of California Law Prohibiting Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

In a split 2-1 decision that likely raises more questions than it answers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals cast some doubt upon the ability of employers to implement mandatory arbitration agreements with their employees....more

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En Banc Fifth Circuit Holds Highly Paid Rig Worker Not Covered by FLSA Overtime Exemption

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In a decision that will impact pay practices in the oil and gas and many other industries in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and beyond, the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed on Sept. 9, 2021, that...more

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