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Employers are beginning to cite the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent admonitions against antitrust cases over franchise-based no-poach agreements that rely on an easier-to-prove legal standard, with Jimmy John’s quoting the DOJ liberally in a motion to dismiss a proposed class action in Illinois federal court.
Facebook on Thursday asked a California federal judge to kill consolidated litigation over a data breach that affected nearly 50 million of its user accounts, arguing that the users “spin a speculative tale” in their complaint, lack standing and suffered no real harm.
While battles between workers and employers over whether disputes should be handled in court or arbitration have grabbed headlines in recent years, best practices for scoring a win once a case lands before an arbitrator have received considerably less attention. Here, plaintiffs attorneys share how lawyers on their side of the bar can even the odds in what they say is an unfair forum.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday wiped out a $17.5 million award for a company that alleged IBM Corp. had made misrepresentations that led it to enter into a software contract, but ordered a new trial on its claim that IBM breached the contract.
InvestPic LLC has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that the company’s patent for a method for analyzing financial data was too abstract under the high court’s Alice decision, saying that the appellate court misapplied a test to determine patent eligibility by requiring that the invention have a “physical” improvement.