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What one Norton Rose Fulbright partner learned about how to be a better lawyer by taking an “adult timeout” from his busy ERISA practice and learning to embrace his sense of adventure.
Explaining that the main issue in the Uber-Waymo case is whether Uber stole self-driving car trade secrets, “not whether or not Uber is an evil corporation,” a California federal judge laid out which accusations of Uber’s litigation misconduct a jury seated Wednesday will learn about.
The Second Circuit on Wednesday shut down a challenge to a jury verdict in favor of HSBC Securities against former bank senior vice president Mike Picarella, who claimed his 2015 firing came in retaliation for his decision to stick up for a coworker who was harassed.
Dechert LLP is firing back at a federal lawsuit alleging it fired a pair of administrative staffers on the basis of their age and gender, as the Philadelphia-based firm argues instead that the workers lost their jobs as a result of a move to outsource payroll operations.
An Oregon appeals court on Wednesday wiped out a jury’s ruling that Nike did not fire a former electrician because he raised safety concerns, saying the lower court should have instructed the jury on the “cat’s paw” theory of liability, in which a decision-maker is swayed by others’ biases.
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday dismissed a claim by a retired U.S. Postal Service employee that he had been subjected to retaliation and racial discrimination on the job, saying the alleged retaliatory acts were not serious enough to support a suit.
A Kansas federal judge Tuesday awarded a Kellogg Co. unit a quick win in a fired employee’s suit claiming she was discriminated against because of her age and a disability, saying evidence showed she wasn’t performing her job well enough.
A former Fox News anchor sued another network personality in New York state court Tuesday alleging the personality violated a confidentiality agreement he signed while editing her book by “conspiring” with the news giant to discredit her after she complained about being sexually harassed by network bigwigs.
WAGE & HOUR
A chic Miami River restaurant that closed after Hurricane Irma moved Tuesday to disqualify counsel for a former employee in a wage-and-hour suit, arguing that the attorneys previously represented the restaurant in a similar employment case.
A panel for the National Labor Relations Board has unanimously upheld the toss of a complaint against a Missouri Burger King franchise, finding there wasn’t enough evidence to back allegations that a manager at the fast-food chain threatened to fire employees who went on strike for higher wages.
A Colorado federal judge on Tuesday granted class certification to tens of thousands of Oracle Corp. 401(k) plan participants in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit alleging the technology company racked up excessive record-keeping fees and retained poorly performing funds.
A U.S. unit of German auto parts manufacturer Adler Pelzer Group faces proposed fines totaling $129,336 — the maximum allowed — after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found repeat safety violations following the accidental severing of a worker’s finger, the government said Tuesday.
The Ninth Circuit recently issued a long-awaited ruling in PHP Insurance Service v. Greenwich Insurance, bringing with it a helpful reminder to holders of employment practices liability insurance policies not to shy away from tendering employment claims to their insurers, says Cheryl Sabnis of King & Spalding LLP.
In a national survey of 378 small law firms, partners ranked client referrals as the most important means of business development. Yet studies reveal that while professional services providers obtain most new clients from existing client referrals, their best new clients — the ones providing the largest pool of investable assets — overwhelmingly come from “centers of influence,” says Frank Carone, an executive partner at Abrams Fensterman.
Near the end of a two-day forum on the present and future state of the business of law, one panelist Wednesday afternoon summed up the prevailing mood with a blunt warning: “Be very, very afraid of the Big Four.”
January’s notable legal department hires included new general counsel at multimedia content publisher XO Group Inc., biopharmaceutical company MyoKardia Inc. and security services group Securitas AB.
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