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A civil rights suit filed Sunday against Harvey Weinstein and the production company he co-founded by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman offers shocking new details about the disgraced movie executive’s alleged mistreatment of female employees and threatens to torpedo the company’s rumored $500 million sale.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s funding would be cut by $2.6 billion to about $9.4 billion under a 2019 budget proposal unveiled Monday by the Trump administration, but the proposal included support for investments in Trump administration priorities like apprenticeship programs and employer compliance programs.
The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel released a spate of advice memorandums Sunday offering opinions on various gray areas of federal labor law, including an entry finding that a Teamsters local had illegally set up a secret Facebook group to trash a member opposed to its bargaining strategy.
Attorneys general in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories told Congress on Monday that it’s time to prohibit employers from keeping claims of sexual harassment hush-hush with forced arbitration.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday revived a former police officer’s claim that she was wrongly fired for having an affair, putting the appeals court at odds with the Fifth and Tenth circuits, which the panel said had not taken into account a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision on privacy and sexual conduct.
President Donald Trump nominated several attorneys to appellate judgeships in the Ninth, Seventh and Fifth circuits on Monday, the latest picks to fill out some of the highest-profile vacancies in the country.
Counsel for a former Bank of America client manager urged a California federal jury Monday to find the bank blacklisted and defamed her and award her more than $2 million in damages, saying during closings the bank is a “great big barrel-chested bully” whose “grossly inadequate” fraud investigation ruined her earning potential.
An executive at Steven A. Cohen’s investment firm said the company’s bias against women permeates every facet of the firm, where women are paid less, skipped for promotions and are told that some meetings are “no girls allowed,” according to a suit lodged in New York federal court on Monday.
A Connecticut federal judge has refused to give Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. a quick win in a deaf electrical installer’s suit claiming the company didn’t always provide him with an interpreter, ruling that the Lockheed Martin subsidiary hasn’t shown his request was “unreasonable as a matter of law.”
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Immigrant detainees accusing private prison giant Geo Group Inc. of using forced labor at a Colorado detention facility and unjustly enriching itself by paying them one dollar for a day’s work can proceed in their federal lawsuit as a pair of certified classes, the Tenth Circuit affirmed on Friday.
A Washington state judge on Friday gave his final approval to a $1.7 million deal to end a class action accusing a company that performs window and gutter cleaning of not paying technicians for certain work they did off the clock.
RSUI Indemnity Co. on Friday asked the Fifth Circuit to turn down staffing agency Adi WorldLink LLC’s attempt to revive its claim for coverage for a chain of employee arbitrations, saying because the first claim was late it had the right to reject the entire batch.
Nestlé USA Inc. was slapped with a proposed class action in Massachusetts federal court Monday alleging that the food and beverage giant doesn’t inform consumers that it sources chocolate products from areas in West Africa that are known for relying on forced child labor.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday announced it has recovered more than $7 million for three companies that suffered losses for future retirees as a result of investments in fictitious loans made by Florida-based First Farmers Financial LLC.
A California federal judge correctly found that a workers’ compensation deal preempted a suit against First Solar Inc. over an employee killed while inspecting its power plant, and his estate’s attorneys were properly sanctioned for making arguments they should have known were frivolous, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.
A California federal judge on Monday preserved a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc. of exaggerating patient illnesses in Medicare Advantage, handing the government a crucial win in a new realm of False Claims Act litigation.
A former executive at a Siemens AG financial firm claimed in a lawsuit transferred on Monday to Massachusetts federal court that his bosses pushed him out after he relayed a potential client’s concern about “an incident of extortion.”
An anonymous woman who lives in Bexar County, Texas, has joined the ranks of those who have filed suit alleging Uber Technologies Inc.’s lax vetting of drivers and lack of safeguards led to her sexual assault.
Before the brief government shutdown last week, whistleblowers destined to receive bounties from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission faced devastating tax liability. But the act that reopened the government vaporized the bullet about to strike this narrow class of whistleblowers, says Gary Aguirre, a former SEC staff attorney.
With a seemingly endless series of news reports documenting unreported, sometimes ignored, and persistent sexual harassment and sexual assaults in Hollywood, the news media, Wall Street and Congress, other institutions can and should look to higher education as a model for training programs to prevent sexual misconduct and to encourage reporting, say Hayley Hanson and Derek Teeter of Husch Blackwell LLP.
In “Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal,” the late Yale Law School professor Robert Burt makes a compelling case for the undeniable role of the courts in protecting the vulnerable and oppressed. But the question of how the judiciary might conform to Burt’s expectations raises practical problems, says U.S. Circuit Judge Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit.
Jones Day is the No. 1 law firm brand in the United States for the second consecutive year, after first surpassing five-year leader Skadden in 2017, according to a study published Monday by London research firm Acritas.
Women in the legal industry and beyond have made substantial progress during her lengthy career, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience Monday evening at the National Constitution Center, but the current public airing of gender-based harassment indicates much work still needs to be done.
Gregory B. Jordan joined the world of in-house at PNC following a nearly 30-year career at Reed Smith LLP. He spoke with Law360 about the changing legal industry, what convinced him to go in-house and the biggest regulatory issues his organization is grappling with.
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