An engineer accused of stealing "revolutionary" secrets from Intel Cop. before jumping ship for rival computer chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. must return any confidential documents he took from the company, a California federal judge said Wednesday.
Three whistleblower doctors have helped secure a $35 million False Claims Act deal with a Maryland hospital chain accused of paying for patient referrals, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday, marking a sequel to an earlier kickback settlement sparked by the same trio.
An Illinois Teamsters union local should not be liable for the outstanding balance on a property it leased for office space because the union didn’t follow statutory procedure to execute the agreement in the first place, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.
A D.C. Circuit panel on Thursday scrutinized a UPS subsidiary's claim that the National Labor Relations Board rushed a unionization vote for a few dozen of the delivery company's Pennsylvania-based truck drivers without giving the company a chance to make its case against the drive.
A New Jersey housing official who alleged she was raped by a campaign staffer who later got a lucrative job in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration said Wednesday his denial of her sexual assault claim to prosecutors, lawmakers and the media amounts to defamation.
A New York appellate panel has rejected a sportscaster’s age discrimination claims against his former boss Don Imus, finding they don't jibe with state human rights laws because the ex-employee was working in Florida when he was fired.
Workers without direct proof for their job discrimination claims don’t have a case unless they’re similar in every relevant way to the colleagues they say received better treatment, a majority of the full Eleventh Circuit said Thursday in a lengthy ruling rejecting a fired Georgia cop’s race and sex bias claims.
A former Anheuser-Busch employee cannot escape the brewer’s trade secret suit accusing him of stealing beer recipes and passing them on to class action attorneys looking to sue the company over allegedly watered-down beer, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday.
An Illinois federal judge has tentatively blocked a C.H. Robinson worker from notifying colleagues who signed arbitration agreements of her proposed overtime misclassification collective action, citing a recent Fifth Circuit ruling that such workers typically can’t join group litigation.
A former JetBlue Airways employee claims she was wrongly detained and forced to expose her breasts while giving a urine sample for a drug test after a work accident in a lawsuit the airline removed Thursday to federal court in Florida.
A former worker who hit Oracle Inc. with a putative class action over sales commission pay can send the dispute to arbitration, a Ninth Circuit panel said Thursday, noting that the case put the tech titan in the atypical position of fighting against arbitrating employment matters.
A California federal judge on Wednesday dumped most of an amended suit alleging Tesla and its contractor committed visa fraud to illegally import low-cost foreign labor, but allowed one of the plaintiffs' human trafficking claims to survive.
Tesla has accused four former employees of stealing company trade secrets and taking them to a competitor, telling a California federal court that one even emailed himself confidential information with the note, "you sly dog you."
A Johnson & Johnson unit on Thursday urged the Third Circuit to toss a would-be employee's proposed class claims that he was unfairly denied a job due to an erroneous criminal background check, arguing that his agreement to arbitrate claims with a temporary employment staffing agency extended to the pharmaceutical company.
Although its proposed overtime rule was unveiled two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday officially set it for publication in Friday's Federal Register, which will start the 60-day clock for public comments that is likely to yield hundreds of thousands of responses.
A powerful Philadelphia union boss on Thursday accused federal prosecutors of engaging in a "feeble attempt at criminalizing the legislative process" in an indictment accusing him of bribing a member of the city council.
The Consol Energy Inc. that made Katharine Fredriksen the first female president of its coal operations was a different company from the one that fired her, so the "new Consol" shouldn't be liable for any of her gender discrimination claims prior to its formal creation, an attorney for the company said in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday.
Two female Microsoft workers claiming the tech giant discriminated against them based on their sex told the Ninth Circuit this week a Washington federal court incorrectly applied the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes when it nixed their bid for class certification last year.
An expelled partner from Pittsburgh-based Carlson Lynch LLP asked the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday to lift a temporary stay preventing him from accessing the firm’s database of investigative material.
A day after a D.C. federal court told the government it can't yet implement its contentious military transgender policy, the Trump administration on Wednesday asked it to pause its preliminary injunction, arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court has already stayed two "materially indistinguishable" injunctions.
The Fourth Circuit’s recent opinion in Parker v. Reema Consulting Services demonstrates how even an office rumor can give rise to Title VII liability, and may be indicative of a judiciary moving toward a more sympathetic approach to women's workplace discrimination claims, says Kathryn Barcroft of Solomon Law Firm PLLC.
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on Wednesday in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP removes nearly all activities taken by creditors seeking nonjudicial foreclosure of liens and mortgages from the ambit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, says John Baxter of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
These days, a popular theme in media is that lawyers' jobs will be taken by robots. However, based on the tech issues discussed at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, last month, robots may in fact need lawyers, says Nick Abrahams of Norton Rose Fulbright.
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court reached opposite conclusions in two sovereign immunity cases, reflecting the excruciating parsing of statutory text required to determine whether a claim against a local government is barred or is encompassed by a statutory waiver of immunity, says Lyndon Bittle at Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal LLP.
In the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions, there are several employment-related elements to consider. Attorneys with Proskauer Rose LLP share guidance on discovering, managing and preventing potential liabilities resulting from a target company’s labor and employment practices.
The Nevada Gaming Commission's recent $20 million fine against Wynn Resorts for failing to act after reports of its former CEO's alleged sexual misconduct demonstrates how #MeToo has altered the classic economic assessment for harassment claims, says Dove Burns of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.
You passed the bar exam and are ready for the character and fitness committee interview. Time to think about how to discuss that minor incident in college, that misdemeanor in high school or that mental health issue that you have totally under control, says Richard Maltz of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
Legislation currently making its way through Congress, expanding the tax exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to include student loan payments, would assist millions of Americans with the cost of higher education and benefit the economy as a whole, says David Mark at LendKey Technologies Inc.
With respect to the First Amendment, the reported terms of President Donald Trump's nondisclosure agreements for White House staff do not conform with legal precedent because they extend past employees’ service and do not narrowly target classified or confidential information, says Leonard Samuels of Berger Singerman LLP.
My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.