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Starbucks’ plan to hold training addressing implicit bias after the arrests of two black men at one of its Philadelphia stores stoked widespread outrage underscores how unconscious prejudice on the part of employees can have disastrous consequences. Here, experts share four tips for scrubbing implicit bias from the workplace.
Andrew McCabe’s lawyer announced Friday the creation of a legal defense fund for the fired FBI deputy director and frequent target of President Donald Trump who is now considering civil litigation against the administration even as federal prosecutors mull a referral for criminal charges.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is looking into the conduct of some Dentons UKMEA LLP human resources managers that came to light during a gender discrimination dispute last year, a spokesperson for the U.K. legal regulatory body confirmed on Friday.
Two applicants who hit Petco with a proposed class action accusing it of hiding the authorization that allows it to run credit checks on job seekers asked a California federal judge Friday to preliminarily approve a $1.2 million settlement with the retailer.
O’Reilly Auto Parts cannot exit a former store manager’s suit alleging disability discrimination and retaliation after the store failed to accommodate his need for a reduced work schedule due to mental health issues, with a Maine federal judge finding Thursday that there is a genuine question as to whether he faced discrimination.
Texas-based information technology consulting and staffing services company Themesoft Inc. and the U.S. Department of Justice have settled claims that the company violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by discriminating against workers on the basis of their citizenship status.
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A New York judge on Friday put tough questions to a fashion model who seeks to lead a class action over low pay by three management firms, telling her that her claims may be too vague but also telling the defendants that the suit may make it to discovery.
With a trial looming, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Friday it would shell out $15 million and close to a million shares of common stock to end Massachusetts state and federal court litigation with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. in which both sides accused the other of misappropriating trade secrets for technology related to RNA interference.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s latest refusal to tackle the enduring and highly consequential circuit split over how precisely False Claims Act suits must be pled has left lawyers wondering whether justices will wade into the legal morass anytime soon.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker introduced a bill Thursday that would quadruple the window for claims brought under the state’s whistleblower law and allow for punitive damage awards to workers.
The New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues hockey teams and their insurance companies renewed their calls for a Minnesota federal court to dismiss concussion claims from former NHL “enforcer” Michael Peluso on Thursday, two months after both sides asked to put the case on hold.
Jackson Lewis PC has announced its hiring of a former Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP employment lawyer with nearly 25 years of experience as a litigator, saying she has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a principal.
When faced with a denial for coverage of legal costs associated with employee misconduct, policyholders should never assume that their insurer’s interpretation is correct. In fact, some policyholders are well-positioned to refute such denials, especially when the cited exclusion fails to define “abuse” or is otherwise vague, says Greg Van Houten of Haynes and Boone LLP.
Since the Federal Circuit’s 2009 decision in Geren v. Tecom, the allowability of government contractor settlement costs incurred in just about any type of third-party lawsuit has been unclear. But this month the U.S. Court of Federal Claims had the opportunity to analyze the Tecom standard in Bechtel v. U.S., say Steven Masiello and Tyler Thomas of Dentons.
Among the proposed amendments to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which are scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, are specific requirements related to “front-loading.” They outline the process for seeking preliminary court approval of class action settlements and related notice plans, say Shandarese Garr and Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.
At least two global law firms are doing away with their annual associate reviews in favor of ongoing, associate-initiated performance evaluations, a new approach that may be the wave of the future for law firms.
A man who killed an Eleventh Circuit judge and a black civil rights lawyer in 1989 using mail bombs was executed Thursday night in Alabama, following an eleventh-hour stay issued by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier in the day that was later vacated.
A former confidant and employee of a widowed Coca-Cola executive’s wife and Atlanta-based Alston & Bird LLP have agreed to end that woman’s $35 million Georgia state malpractice suit in a settlement, the plaintiff’s lawyer said Friday.
The Democratic National Committee filed suit Friday in New York federal court accusing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks of conspiring to hack the Democratic Party and doom Hillary Clinton’s chances at the 2016 presidential election.
Taking the measure of President Trump’s “Buy America, Hire America” mandate after one year, the general counsel of FactSet weighs in on the European Union’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, and a settlement between Uber and regulators could change the way companies think about data breaches. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast, we dig in to some intriguing aspects of the raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer, including the impact on attorney-client privilege and Michael Cohen’s high-dollar BigLaw connection. Also this week, we discuss a big Supreme Court case that could have a huge impact on how online retailers pay sales tax and a case that could turn courtroom theater into actual Broadway theater.
For those who missed out, here’s a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
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