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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told a California federal jury on Wednesday that he’d considered Alphabet Inc. CEO Larry Page a mentor before he heard Google was planning to jump into the ride-hailing business, recounting a professional rivalry in Alphabet unit Waymo’s trade secrets case against the company he co-founded.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and two other congressional Republicans are working on a paid parental leave proposal that would let workers take time to care for newborn children by dipping in early to their Social Security benefits, lawmakers said Wednesday.
A California judge on Wednesday refused to preliminarily approve Uber’s settlement that would provide drivers with occupational accident insurance in exchange for ending putative class claims that the ride-hailing company improperly denied them workers’ compensation, saying the contract terms between the drivers and the insurance company are unclear.
A Connecticut federal judge on Tuesday axed a former Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. engineer’s suit alleging he was laid off due to his Muslim faith, Balkan heritage and dark complexion, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to show he was treated differently than his colleagues.
A California federal judge on Tuesday rejected HP Inc.’s bid to make a group of laid-off workers alleging age discrimination fight arbitration clauses in their severance agreements individually rather than together, saying a class waiver provision in their deals doesn’t apply because they don’t comprise a class.
A rare public fight has broken out among co-counsel as attorneys for Fox News shareholders traded blows over $22.5 million in proposed attorneys’ fees, their cut of a $90 million settlement to end Delaware Chancery claims triggered by the network’s workplace harassment saga.
A Tenth Circuit panel on Wednesday backed a lower court’s decision giving a quick win to the Denver Fire Department in a firefighter’s suit claiming a supervisor violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by inappropriately divulging he had post-traumatic stress disorder after serving as a Marine in Iraq.
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to give New Mexico State University and its board of regents a quick win in the U.S. government’s suit alleging a female ex-assistant coach in the school’s track and field program was discriminated against by not being paid the same salary as her male colleagues.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Wednesday it will “aggressively” continue investigating why a $7.5 million settlement paid to a Wynn Resorts employee alleging Steve Wynn forced her to have sex was not divulged when a subsidiary sought a license for a $2.4 billion casino resort, regardless of the founder’s resignation.
WAGE & HOUR
A Manhattan restaurant known for its extravagant menu items reached a $975,000 settlement with current and former servers who brought a collective action over tip credits applied to their pay and other alleged wage violations, according to a New York federal court filing Tuesday.
Allianz Asset Management has agreed to pay $12 million to settle allegations the company imprudently managed its workers’ retirement funds by keeping everything in the Allianz family of funds without considering alternatives, according to a deal signed by a California federal judge Tuesday.
The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a proposed class action alleging RadioShack and its board misled employees who invested their retirement savings in company stock, saying the company didn’t overcharge them for stock because it was priced to match the company’s financial turmoil.
The lead lobbying group for the nation’s largest airlines sued Washington state’s labor department in federal court on Tuesday, alleging that the state’s Paid Sick Leave Act is unconstitutional as it applies to flight crew members, including pilots and flight attendants.
Congressional Democrats have asked National Labor Relations Board member Bill Emanuel to explain his participation in Browning-Ferris Industries Inc.’s closely watched appeal of the board’s joint employer standard, saying he likely violated an ethics pledge since his former firm Littler Mendelson PC represented BFI’s contractor.
A federal judge in Boston on Wednesday trimmed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Universal Health Services Inc. and ordered “full steam ahead” on the case that was bogged down in appellate disputes for years.
The Chapter 11 plan of bankrupt restaurant chain Romano’s Macaroni Grill received court approval Wednesday in Delaware after a judge overruled the objections of a proposed class of terminated employees who said the plan wasn’t feasible.
A pair of ex-employees of bankrupt solar panel installer Level Solar Inc. on Wednesday took their claims that the company laid off them and hundreds of other workers without notice to New York bankruptcy court, filing an adversary claim alleging the company broke state labor law.
A Virginia bankruptcy judge on Tuesday signed off on Toys R Us’ plan to close more than 180 stores nationwide and make $6.8 million in bonus payments to employees of the doomed stores.
Given Title VII’s easier burden of proof, it has largely supplanted the Equal Pay Act as the law of choice for litigating gender-based pay discrimination lawsuits. However, the Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Maryland Insurance Administration could change this and usher in a new age of pay discrimination lawsuits, says Michael Abcarian of Fisher Phillips.
For tax-exempt organizations, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a key change: There is now an excise tax applicable to exempt organizations on “excess” executive compensation, according to James Malone, leader of Post & Schell PC’s tax controversy practice.
Given the operational and security risks involved, and the substantial digital asset values transacted, the rise of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts will create new opportunities and responsibilities for transactional lawyers, say attorneys with Potter Anderson Corroon LLP.
A long-rumored combination between Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP and Hunton & Williams LLP is advancing toward the finish line, as leaders at both firms recently signed an agreement to merge, sources familiar with the deal told Law360 on Wednesday.
Linklaters on Wednesday became the first Magic Circle law firm to reveal its 2017 gender pay gap data ahead of an April deadline, complying early with government reporting requirements and revealing a discrepancy among its highest-paid employees.
Houston-based Vinson & Elkins LLP announced in a memo made public Wednesday that its associates would receive bonuses matching or in some cases exceeding those on the now-familiar scale established by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, which has remained the market standard for several BigLaw firms.
Many law firms decided to increase their technology budgets in the past year. Here, Law360 takes a look at where BigLaw is putting its dollars.
A Texas personal injury law firm can’t stop lawyers with the same initials as its partners from using the initials in their marketing materials, according to a ruling in a state court case over whether using initials creates a valid common-law trademark in the Lone Star State.
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