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They’ve gone up against big-name companies while advocating for plaintiffs ranging from grieving family members to shareholders and consumers in some of the biggest and most well-known cases of the past year. They’ve strategically shaped outcomes, acted as champions to their clients and nabbed massive settlements. And they perform with passion.
Three women who worked with Charlie Rose at CBS News sued the network and former talk show host in New York state court Friday, accusing him of repeatedly making sexual advances and then firing two of them for speaking publicly about his alleged misconduct.
The D.C. Circuit asked the National Labor Relations Board on Friday to clarify how it reached a decision that a Las Vegas show production company illegally fired a dancer because she complained about working conditions and not for performance issues, saying the board may not have considered evidence that ran contrary to its conclusion.
Fox News has tapped U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief attorney and former Jones Day partner Lily Fu Claffee to serve as its general counsel, guiding it through a series of suits alleging the network mistreated women and minority workers. Claffee will start Monday, the network announced Friday.
A wary California federal magistrate judge on Thursday preliminarily approved a $6 million settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and a union struck with company employees alleging their paychecks were shorted, saying it appears the union is trying to hide something.
An Ernst & Young tax partner who alleged that she was “egregiously” sexually assaulted and harassed by a male colleague in Orlando, only to have her complaints swept under the rug by the accounting giant, has reached a confidential settlement with the firm, the firm told Law360 Friday.
Loeb & Loeb LLP counsel Eve Costopoulos sued Martin Shkreli on Thursday, claiming in Manhattan federal court that the pharma fraudster targeted her with a campaign of “character assassination” at her previous job as Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC general counsel, as she dealt with fallout from his famed AIDS drug price hike.
An Illinois federal judge granted a quick win Friday to the operators of a Catholic school accused of discriminating against a 55-year-old teacher because of her age, saying her case is too weak to present to a jury.
A New York federal judge ruled Friday that Mount Sinai Health System Inc. lawfully fired a business associate who had claimed her firing stemmed from her managers’ racial discrimination, saying the hospital network had a valid reason for letting her go after she committed several serious job-related errors.
The Fifth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a Fannie Mae sales representative’s race discrimination claim, finding no proof she was treated differently than colleagues who were not African-American and no evidence she was not trained any less in company policies than anyone else.
A prospective Raymond James products seller accusing the financial services company of not alerting him to adverse background information in a consumer report before denying him a sales opportunity, had his suit transferred to Florida on Thursday after an Oregon federal judge found it would be unjust to dismiss the action.
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A New York federal judge on Friday greenlighted a $3 million settlement in a putative class action alleging Uber miscalculated taxes and deductions from drivers’ fares or falsely promised that they would earn a guaranteed income, saying the deal is substantive enough and procedurally fair.
The Association of Flight Attendants – Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Washington state’s new law requiring employers to provide nearly all their employees with paid sick leave, according to a federal court order Friday.
The National Labor Relations Board should deny or ignore entirely two “frivolous” motions for Republican members to sit out a union’s challenge to a December decision that loosened restrictions on workplace rules in a case involving The Boeing Co., the airplane maker argued in a recent motion.
The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that a hospital staffing agency violated federal labor law by unilaterally discontinuing contributions to a New York State Nurses Association pension plan after a collective bargaining contract expired, saying the company had not proved the union waived its right to bargain over the issue.
The Third Circuit has refused to upend a settlement between Rider University in New Jersey and an adjunct law professor accused of plagiarizing a syllabus of a colleague when substituting for her, despite new evidence she gave the syllabus to an intermediary for the adjunct to use.
The latest allegations by an unsigned NFL player who joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem come amid new evidence of owners’ opposition to the protests that might make for great circumstantial evidence but does not prove the league colluded to shut out the players in violation of the collective bargaining agreement.
The U.S. Department of Labor has clarified a regulation that limited workers’ exposure to the industrial byproduct beryllium, setting new definitions of beryllium work areas, among other changes, in a final rule published in the Federal Register on Friday.
An insurer is off the hook for charges that it unfairly dragged out its denial of coverage to a general contractor facing a workplace injury suit, after a New York appeals court affirmed that a federal law preempts the state law on which the claims hinged.
Pepper Hamilton LLP expanded its employee benefits and executive compensation practice group this month with the hire of a new partner, who brings knowledge of the ins and outs of multiemployer plans and employee stock-ownership plans to the firm’s New York office.
Nixon Peabody LLP has announced two lateral hires: a real estate partner in Chicago from Holland & Knight LLP and a labor and employment partner in Los Angeles from Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP.
When the California Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County on April 30, announcing a new test for independent contractor status under certain California laws, it left open a host of questions that are likely to vex lawyers, businesses and workers, say Richard Reibstein and Nina Huerta of Locke Lord LLP.
By incorporating an explicit requirement that discovery must be “proportional to the needs of the case,” the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure garnered much speculation as to their impact on courts’ decision-making processes. Now that the rules have been implemented for over two years, several themes have emerged, say attorneys with Buckley Sandler LLP.
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman PC’s R. Brent Wisner helped score the first jury verdict holding a brand-name drugmaker liable for injuries caused by a generic version in a high-profile case involving an attorney’s suicide while on generic Paxil, landing him among Law360’s 2018 Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar.
The Northern District of Illinois, one of the country’s busiest courts, is dealing with a surge of judicial vacancies that is expected to grow over the next year, and with no current nominees to fill the spots, the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, experts told Law360.
When Graham Curtin PA founding partner Thomas R. Curtin closed the door of his Morristown, New Jersey, office and took virtually his entire team with him to McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP last month, the end of an era for one small shop marked the start of a productive new one for both firms.
On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast we’re joined by Robert Weaver, one of the lawyers featured in Netflix’s binge-worthy docuseries “Wild Wild Country,” who tells us all about what it was really like to prosecute the leaders of a cult.
Class action defense spending is on the rise for the third consecutive year and has reached its highest level since 2010, according to a recent survey of more than 400 general counsel and chief legal officers.
Legal industry employment has reached its high water mark for the year with the addition of 800 new jobs in April, a report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found.
President Donald Trump’s nomination to the Ninth Circuit, a conservative Oregon prosecutor, will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, according to the Senate website, despite objections from Democratic senators.
A London research firm named Pinsent Masons LLP as the strongest United Kingdom legal brand, new data showed overall legal spending is on the rise, and a newly published survey found that many employers continue to struggle with a rapidly changing patchwork of state and local workplace laws that include measures aimed at closing pay gaps between men and women. Here are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
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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