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If You Snooze, You (May) Lose Under the FMLA and ADA, Says the Seventh Circuit

In the recent case of Guzman v. Brown County, No. 16-3599 (March 7, 2018), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment to an employer on claims brought under the Family and...more

Is Employee Out of Commission? Not So Fast, Says Appellate Court

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

When an employer changes its contract with an employee, the change should be communicated clearly—and preferably, in writing. Otherwise, the employer may be at risk of finding that the old terms still control. For example,...more

Eleventh Circuit Reiterates Employers' Heavy Burden Under Equal Pay Act

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

The Eleventh Circuit’s holding in Bowen v. Manheim Remarketing, Inc., 882 F.3d 1358 (11th Cir. 2018) reiterates an employer’s heavy burden to establish an affirmative defense in order to win summary judgment in cases alleging...more

SEC Obtains Summary Judgment In Grand Central Insider Trading Case

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC obtained summary judgment against Steven Metro, the key to the Grand Central insider trading ring that reputedly had $5.6 million in illicit trading profits. SEC v. Metro, Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-01742 (D.N.J.). The...more

Court of Chancery Enforces Section 145 Indemnification Rights of Subrogee

by Morris James LLP on

Meyers v. Quiz-Dia LLC, C.A. No. 9878-VCL (Del. Ch. Mar. 16, 2018) - This is an interesting indemnification decision for its handling of subrogation rights in the indemnification context, one involving former Quiznos...more

Recent Federal Circuit Decisions Emphasize Effect of Factual Questions on Patent Eligibility

by Knobbe Martens on

In two recent cases, the Federal Circuit addressed the role of factual questions in resolving patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The first case was Berkheimer v. HP Inc. and the second was Aatrix Software v. Green...more

The Cash-Out Merger Solution to the Problem Minority Owner

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

How can majority business owners legally rid themselves of a problematic minority owner? Not by transferring the business’s assets to another entity for no consideration. ...more

The Best Wisconsin Law Decision We’ve Ever Seen, Affirmed

by Reed Smith on

The district judge in the In re Zimmer Nexgen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation MDL issued a summary judgment order in October 2016 that we called “the best Wisconsin law decision we have ever seen.” What was the...more

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Sets Standard to Apply the Successor Liability Doctrine

by Littler on

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court (“PRSC”) recently issued an Opinion in the case of Roldán Flores v. M. Cuebas, 2018 TSPR 18, 199 D.P.R. __ (Feb. 6, 2018), in which it addressed again the requirements for applying the “successor...more

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler, Appeal No. 2017-1842 (March 7, 2018) - In Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment of non-infringement as to...more

Religious Liberty v. Gender Identity – Sixth Circuit Grants Summary Judgment to EEOC in Transgender Discrimination Case

Like the recent proliferation of sexual harassment discussions in the workplace, issues concerning transgender employees are slowly but surely confronting employers and policies that may reinforce sex and gender stereotypes....more

Sovereign Immunity Bars Contractor’s Claims For Unjust Enrichment And Promissory Estoppel Against City Government On Semi-Public...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Harakas Constr., Inc. v. Metro Gov’t of Nashville, 2018 Tenn. App. LEXIS 45 (Tenn. App. January 29, 2018) - BK Partners LLC (“BK”) sought to build a condominium complex in Davidson County. This required an upgrade to the...more

The future is calling: “Voice over Internet Protocol” and the TCPA

One of the many criticisms of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), enacted in 1991, is that it has not kept pace with developments in communications technology. Instead, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),...more

Allergan’s Infringement Positions Don’t Gel with Proper Claim Construction

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing non-infringement on a summary judgment motion, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled that Mylan and Teva’s accused generic products did not infringe as a matter of law because water is not a...more

School Scores Summary Judgment Win In ADEA Collective Action

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Synopsis: In an ADEA collective action alleging that a community college discriminated on the basis of age when it announced it would no longer employ any person receiving an annuity from the State Universities Retirement...more

Precluding A Second Bite At The Apple; Federal District Court Grants Summary Judgment On Basis Of Doctrine Of Collateral Estoppel

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

In the interest of justice and courtroom efficiency, res judicata aims to prevent parties from re-litigating previously legally resolved issues and claims involving the same or similar parties. Maccormack v. Ingersoll-Rand...more

Rejecting Subadvisory Fee Comparison, Federal District Court Enters Summary Judgment for Investment Adviser and Administrator in...

by Goodwin on

On March 9, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio entered summary judgment for defendants in an action brought under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The plaintiffs in the action...more

New Mexico Supreme Court Rejects a Heightened Evidentiary Burden on a Plaintiff in a Reverse Race Discrimination Case

by Littler on

In Garcia v. Hatch Valley Public Schools, the New Mexico Supreme Court recently examined whether a plaintiff has a relatively heightened evidentiary burden in proving a reverse discrimination claim brought under the New...more

Employees Are ALSO Required To Engage In The Interactive Process Under The ADA

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employee committed to taking opioids loses his job and his disability discrimination lawsuit because he refused to consider alternative pain management. ...more

Sixth Circuit Holds Discrimination Based on Transgender Status is Prohibited Under Title VII

In a unanimous decision in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., a three-judge Sixth Circuit panel has held that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is “necessarily” discrimination on the basis of sex...more

Dismissing FDCPA Lawsuit, Sixth Circuit Calls Out Congress for Creating Statutory Remedies Where No Harm Has Occurred

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ended a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) lawsuit because the plaintiffs could not show that the allegedly offending letter had caused them actual harm. In Hagy v. Demers...more

Hazardous Substances/Bodily Injury Claim: New York Court Addresses Potential Liability of Engineering Inspection Subcontractor

The Supreme Court (Appellate Division) New York addressed in a March 7th decision whether a lower court properly granted summary judgment to a subcontractor performing engineering inspection services on a highway construction...more

Knurling – Design Element or Technological Advancement?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded that a knurling pattern on a rifle scope can be an ornamental design and vacated the district court’s grant of a summary judgment. Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LLC, et al.,...more

Consent Revocation a Factual Inquiry Precluding Summary Judgment

A federal judge in the Middle District of Florida denied cross motions for summary judgment in Patterson v. Ally Financial, Inc., holding that whether the plaintiff effectively revoked consent to receive calls “is a...more

Sixth Circuit to Employers: No ‘Magic Words’ Make a Sex Discrimination Complaint Title VII Protected Activity

Employers beware: An employee does not have to use “magic words” to complain about discrimination for it to lay the basis for a retaliation claim. The Sixth Circuit made this point in a unanimous opinion in the case of Mumm...more

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