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Last week’s Ninth Circuit ruling reviving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s antitrust challenge to a first-of-its-kind Seattle law letting app-based drivers form quasi-unions was a blow to Uber and Lyft drivers in the Emerald City, but it may prove to be a win for independent contractors in the long run, attorneys say.
The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel on Tuesday unveiled a spate of advice memorandums, one of which found that GE Appliances lawfully denied a union’s request to record meetings between a manager and workers and another that said a union didn’t waive its right to bargain by not naming a federal contractor as a joint employer in a union representation petition.
The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday upended a jury’s determination that oil well services provider Crest Pumping Technologies LLC illegally denied two workers overtime, ruling that the company was exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The latest tax dispute to hit the U.S. Supreme Court dockets may be narrowly limited to the rail industry, but the possibility of an IRS regulation being struck down could open a can of worms on what kinds of employee compensation can be taxed.
Steward Healthcare System LLC will need to convince a jury it fired a psychiatrist for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and not because, as the doctor claims, he took disability leave after getting pneumonia, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday in denying part of a summary judgment bid.
A squadron of Democratic attorneys general can swoop into a new, Republican-backed legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality and fight the case, a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday.
A Second Circuit panel on Wednesday revived part of a retired police officer’s suit claiming his right to free speech was violated when other members of the force retaliated against him for making complaints about management, but kept only the claim against a union president.
Delaware’s chancellor incorrectly relied on “self-dealing” liability releases that Viacom Inc.’s directors awarded themselves when he tossed a derivative suit challenging $13 million in compensation paid to the media company’s ailing former chairman, a class attorney said during appeal arguments on Wednesday.
An Ohio bankruptcy judge on Monday authorized units of bankrupt FirstEnergy Corp. to provide up to $50 million in incentive and retention bonus payments to their employees. Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the amount of bonus payments approved by the court. The error has been corrected.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court has denied review on 12 False Claims Act-related petitions this term, at least six petitions raising FCA issues currently remain on the docket. And three of them appear to have already piqued the court’s interest, say Michael Waldman and Ralph Mayrell of Robbins Russell Englert Orseck Untereiner & Sauber LLP.
The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in Acosta v. Cathedral Buffet highlights that the key to whether a volunteer at a nonprofit is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act is whether they have an expectation of compensation, not why they volunteered in the first place, says Gregory Mersol of BakerHostetler.
In deciding whether cloud computing is right for the organization or firm, an attorney must consider cloud computing’s significant impact on the electronic discovery process, say Daniel Garrie, managing partner at Law & Forensics LLC, and David Cass, chief information security officer at IBM Cloud.
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, recognizing a moral and legal truth that should be beyond question in American society. The refusal by some of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to say whether they believe the case was decided correctly is indicative of the narrow-minded elitism they would bring to the bench, says professor Franita Tolson of the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law.
Bill Carmody of Susman Godfrey LLP helped investors in the sprawling multidistrict litigation over alleged manipulation of Libor land a $130 million settlement with Citigroup last year, and also scored a judgment worth more than $100 million for General Electric after a jury verdict in a contract dispute, landing him among Law360’s 2018 Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar.
The strength of a firm’s brand is critical to getting legal decision makers’ attention and winning their business, according to a report released this week singling out the 28 firms that have succeeded above all others in establishing their reputation and name recognition.
A mindset rooted in fear is causing many attorneys to improperly price the work they do for clients and undervalue themselves, according to a Wednesday presentation at the LMA P3 conference in Chicago.
The group general counsel of pharmaceutical company Novartis AG stepped down on Wednesday, the Swiss drugmaker said in a press release, in the wake of news reports that the business made monthly payments to an organization owned by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Texas should adopt the Uniform Bar Exam, a task force told the Texas Supreme Court in a report released Wednesday, saying that it would benefit its law school graduates who want to practice elsewhere or handle matters that cross state lines.
LexisNexis-owned Reed Tech, which provides information services to the intellectual property, government and life sciences industries, on Wednesday announced that it has acquired PatentSight, a data analytics company known for its program that helps value IP assets.
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