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A former Fox News anchor who last year alleged in New York federal court that the company cyberstalked her to pressure her into keeping quiet about sexual harassment allegations against Roger Ailes has added claims that the network’s former boss recorded female on-air talent as they undressed in its offices.
National Labor Relations Board nominee John Ring counts Google, Amazon.com and more than two-dozen other high-profile companies as clients, the Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner revealed in ethics filings obtained by Law360 Tuesday, agreeing to sit out cases involving them or his firm if confirmed.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday threw out a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim against an ex-Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. executive facing claims that she shared trade secrets with the CEO of Apotex Inc. during the course of their romantic relationship.
The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday revived a Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter’s suit alleging she was harassed by a supervisor and that the county later punished her for lodging a formal complaint, saying she presented enough viable evidence for a jury to hear the case.
A Florida federal court gave Geico a quick win Tuesday in a suit alleging the insurer refused to accommodate a call supervisor with intermittent vertigo, rejecting the employee’s argument she should have been allowed to work from home.
A former UCLA oncologist accusing the school’s governing body of age and gender discrimination told a Los Angeles jury at the kickoff of trial Tuesday that a subordinate once made her feel so threatened that she thought, “Oh my God, he’s gonna hurt me.”
A Texas federal judge on Monday agreed to toss a suit accusing United Parcel Service Inc. of firing a former employee because of her age, finding that the shipping company gave a plausible nondiscriminatory explanation for why she was fired.
The University of California Board of Regents faced an uphill battle Tuesday in a bid to toss a suit alleging the board negligently retained a renowned American philosopher at UC Berkeley despite knowing he sexually harassed his researcher for months, as a California judge kept intact all but one claim.
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A Minnesota federal judge slashed an attorneys’ fee request of $3.2 million to $600,000 in a class action alleging Chipotle required employees to work off the clock, calling the ask “excessive” in light of the results: a $62,000 settlement for two restaurants’ workers.
A group of 76 former temp workers in Caterpillar’s Joliet, Illinois, plant had their class action claims severed by an Illinois federal judge Tuesday as the court sided with the workers’ employer that the claims the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act were too disparate to be joined.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday rejected CRST International Inc.’s attempt to toss or transfer a proposed class and collective action accusing it of failing to fully compensate its truck drivers.
A Tennessee federal judge on Monday found that two Wyndham family vacation companies violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by barring sales representatives from accurately recording their time and by telling sales managers to edit timecards to ensure those workers’ cards didn’t reflect more than 40 hours per week.
Scouts accusing Major League Baseball of suppressing their wages on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the sport’s much-criticized antitrust exemption, which numerous courts have denounced while simultaneously relying on it to dismiss antitrust suits.
A Pennsylvania state judge said Tuesday she would allow a jury to decide whether Pepper Hamilton LLP breached its duty to a powerful union leader and former client by taking advantage of confidential information about a criminal investigation he faced to defend the Philadelphia Inquirer in a libel suit.
Columbia University will not bargain with graduate student assistants that won a union election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, and will instead challenge the board’s landmark ruling deeming them employees with a federal appeals court, the school said Tuesday in a campuswide letter.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are planning to form an independent health care company that would initially serve their U.S. employees but could eventually become available to all Americans, the three companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
On the verge of Waymo’s highly anticipated trade secret trial against Uber, a California federal judge made clear Tuesday that jurors will hear about Morrison & Foerster LLP’s role in Uber’s acquisition of a self-driving car company that allegedly funneled secrets to Uber, saying “You can’t try this case” without explaining the law firm’s involvement.
A Florida jury on Monday awarded $70.6 million to a crew worker on a yacht who said the boat’s owner failed to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a co-worker.
A Texas appellate court Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of BP Amoco Exploration In Amenas Ltd. from a lawsuit brought by a drilling supervisor who was working at a rig in Algeria when terrorists overtook a nearby gas plant in 2013, saying the company lacked sufficient contacts to establish Texas jurisdiction.
The hospitality industry has long relied on tips and service charges to augment wages paid to employees. The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed new regulations governing tip sharing, in part as a response to regulations it promulgated in 2011, which have resulted in a split between the federal circuits and a petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, says Margaret Grover of Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.
A promotion to partner or election to practice group chair means lots of well-deserved recognition within a firm and in the larger legal community. Law360 reveals the list of attorneys whose commitment to excellence earned them highly coveted spots in the law firm leadership ranks. Find out if your old legal friends — or rivals — moved up in the fourth quarter of the year.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has raised the bar on clerkship bonuses, revealing Tuesday that it now pays judicial clerks a $105,000 bonus for joining the law firm and $20,000 more for those who have completed two clerkships, a raise that a name partner called “logical.”
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has decided to leave behind its partnership structure with both equity and nonequity partners that it had adhered to for more than 25 years, in order to move to a single-tier system that only includes equity partners, the firm announced Tuesday.
A recent study found that mixed-gender legal teams perform better for clients than those made up of only one gender. Here, experts tell Law360 what it is about diversity that drives superior performance in the practice of law.
A panel of diverse legal professionals speaking at a conference on Tuesday sounded the alarm for the legal industry, saying the entire profession needs to fundamentally rethink how it delivers services to clients if it wants to remain relevant and profitable.
The Senate bucked a decades-old tradition Tuesday by confirming President Donald Trump’s choice for an Eighth Circuit vacancy without the support of a home-state senator.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executive director Stephen DiCarmine has reached a settlement in principle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over fraud claims, his attorney said Tuesday in a letter asking a Manhattan federal judge to stay the SEC’s case while both sides work out the deal’s details.
The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at seven recent developments.
Each time I’ve argued before the U.S. Supreme Court it has been just as much of a thrill as the first, but my first argument was distinct because it involved a certain amount of fortuity on the way to the podium, says Elaine Goldenberg of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
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