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Two international law firms announced last week that they were parting ways with U.K. partners after allegations from more than a year ago were suddenly brought to light, in what could be the start of a longer public re-evaluation of how the legal industry addresses — or fails to address — claims of sexual misconduct within its ranks.
Uber paid hundreds of millions of dollars last week to settle civil accusations that it stole self-driving car technology from Google’s Waymo, but don’t forget: Federal prosecutors might still bring criminal charges over the same alleged theft.
A California federal jury on Tuesday found Bank of America NA illegally blacklisted and defamed a former BofA client manager when it listed her with a fraud reporting agency, awarding the former employee compensatory and punitive damages that could surpass $1.6 million.
Fifty-six retired National Labor Relations Board regional office leaders have asked general counsel Peter Robb to consider scrapping his reported plan to restructure the agency’s field office system, saying his plan “clearly misses the mark,” according to a letter obtained by Law360 on Tuesday.
A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to toss a lawsuit brought by BNSF Railway Co. against Washington state’s labor chief that aimed to block the state’s rest-break rule from being applied to railroad employees, saying the company hadn’t shown there was a “substantial controversy” between the parties.
A former legal secretary for Rawle & Henderson LLP launched a lawsuit in New York state court Monday, alleging that members of the law firm fabricated workplace performance problems to push her out after she complained of a partner’s sexual harassment.
A New Jersey state appellate court on Tuesday revived a former bank employee’s suit against her old employer, ruling that the bank’s code of ethics was ambiguous as to whether it required the bank to enforce anti-harassment provisions that the employee’s supervisor allegedly violated with impunity.
A former employee at Vice Media Inc. said the millennial-focused news and entertainment company is grossly underpaying its female employees compared to their male counterparts, according to a suit filed in California state court on Tuesday.
The Third Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a man’s claims that he was passed up for a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of work-related criticisms he made about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, his former employer, saying he failed to make specific claims that the USDA had blacklisted him.
Costco Wholesale Corp. asked the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday to toss a jury’s finding it is liable after it allegedly failed to protect one of its employees from a customer’s harassment, arguing the customer’s purported actions weren’t enough to meet the Title VII standard.
Telecommunications company Loco Brands LLC hit technician contractors Butler America and Frontier Communications with a suit Tuesday in Texas federal court claiming they released Loco trade secrets and went on a smear campaign after it refused to tolerate the contractors’ alleged racist hiring practices.
A California hospital urged a D.C. Circuit panel Tuesday to nullify a nurses’ union election, arguing that because the National Labor Relations Board lacked the required quorum at the time, the regional director who approved the unionization had no authority to sign off on it.
An Illinois state worker pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to stop public sector unions from making nonmembers cover certain administrative costs filed his last brief Monday, rejecting his union and state opponents’ claims that the fees impose legal limits on government workers’ free speech.
A former employee of a high-level baseball agency sued the company and its owners in New York state court Monday, saying they forced him to make under-the-table payments to athletes and their families and caused him to take the fall for a scheme involving performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued an advisory opinion that a court would “likely determine” that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts some state guidelines on health reimbursement accounts, addressing a question posed by a state politician.
The top court in Massachusetts on Tuesday held that supplemental sick time and vacation leave payments received in conjunction with workers’ compensation do not qualify as regular compensation under state law when it comes to determining an employee’s effective date of retirement.
IBM accused an outgoing top executive Monday of violating a yearlong noncompete agreement when she accepted a job as Microsoft’s chief diversity officer, prompting a New York federal judge to temporarily block her from starting her new job at least until a hearing is held.
Indiezone Inc. asked the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to rethink its decision that a lower court correctly sanctioned the startup and its lawyer for bringing a “sham” company into its case alleging that former employees conspired to steal its $1 billion e-commerce processing software.
Real estate investment trust mogul Nicholas Schorsch and three former Schorsch-venture executives won a partial victory Tuesday in a Delaware Chancery Court fight for $18 million in legal fees arising from investor lawsuits and government investigations.
Rolls-Royce shouldn’t have to face a False Claims Act suit over allegedly billing the U.S. Air Force for uncertified parts, according to a Texas magistrate’s report Tuesday that found the whistleblower was repeating claims from an old suit and that he was represented by an ex-Rolls attorney.
A Texas state appellate court refused Monday to throw out a surgical resident’s wrongful termination suit against Baylor University Medical Center, ruling the resident did not need an expert report to bring the suit because the allegations were not tied to the treatment of a patient.
The Fourth Circuit’s recent opinion in Degidio v. Crazy Horse Saloon and Restaurant serves as a lesson to employers and counsel alike on what not to do when setting up an arbitration program or when attempting to enforce an arbitration agreement, says Phillip Kilgore of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
An Illinois federal judge won’t wait any longer for the Cook County Circuit Court clerk to implement a system to make new electronically filed lawsuits immediately available to the public and media outlets, the judge said Tuesday, rejecting the clerk’s request for a stay while she appeals his order.
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