Dollar General has been hit with a proposed class action by an investor alleging the discount retailer opened more stores and overcharged products to inflate the company's share price even though corporatewide staffing problems were ultimately causing merchandise losses on a grand scale, which in turn led to a drop in share prices after the issues became known.
A New Jersey state appeals court dealt another win to Aetna Inc. on Tuesday in a multijurisdictional dispute by a woman claiming the insurer unlawfully demanded reimbursement from proceeds she obtained in her car accident lawsuit, rejecting her claims that Aetna failed to provide the proper paperwork leading to a delayed appeal.
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Two Native American advocacy groups are urging a Ninth Circuit panel to overturn a Montana district court's ruling that the federal government isn't responsible for the actions of its Bureau of Indian Affairs officers, saying the prospect that the case is not suitable for torts litigation undermines the safety of Native American women.
Six groups, including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and several former state supreme court judges, filed friend-of-the-court briefs on Monday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decades-old legal doctrine stating that courts must defer to federal agencies' interpretation of ambiguous laws.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency hired its first-ever chief financial technology officer earlier this year, touting him as a nearly 30-year financial sector veteran. But records obtained by Law360 indicate a fabricated professional background that suggests the agency may have been hoodwinked when hiring him.
A former Papa John's manager wants to assuage a Kentucky federal judge's concerns over a $5 million settlement resolving claims over "no poach" provisions in the pizza chain's franchise agreements, arguing it doesn't matter that the deal covers both managerial and non-managerial workers or that some of them signed arbitration agreements because all plaintiffs were harmed by a "uniform" wage policy and all are making the same claim with the same theory of damages.
The Hanover Insurance Co. on Monday voluntarily dropped its Arkansas federal court lawsuit seeking to escape paying for a plastics company's defense and indemnity in a biometric data collection class action, claiming its insured is no longer seeking coverage.
New York-based musical instrument retailer Sam Ash fired a veteran employee just eight days after he told his boss that he had been diagnosed with liver cancer, according to a suit filed Monday in state court.
A former Allstate agent has agreed not to sell competing products to her former customers as part of a deal resolving allegations she improperly used Allstate's client lists and confidential information after she stopped working with the company, according to an order filed Friday.
The future of U.S. Department of Justice criminal prosecutions against "no-poach" deals between rival employers appears troubled after the DOJ dropped its last still-pending public case following a series of high-profile losses, in one of two cases Antitrust Division prosecutors quietly abandoned in a single week.
A Colorado federal judge backed a magistrate judge's call to mostly deny Dish Network's bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former employees alleging the company hurt their retirement savings by failing to nix underperforming investments from its plan.
Delaware's Chancery Court stuffed a lot into a shortened Thanksgiving week, with new cases involving wrestling promoter Vince McMahon, billionaire Howard Lutnick and activist investor Carl Icahn.
A North Carolina school board urged the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a decision forcing it to pay nearly $200,000 to the state retirement system, arguing that the pension rule the decision is based on was illegally adopted and is being unfairly applied.
A Northern Cheyenne woman who was sexually assaulted on her Montana reservation by an on-duty Bureau of Indian Affairs officer is asking the Ninth Circuit to overturn a lower court's ruling that the federal government can't be held responsible for his actions, saying the determination makes it impossible for victims like herself to prevail.
The family of a woman who died last year of an asthma attack that began while she worked in a Massachusetts cannabis processing plant has sued the marijuana company and its contractors in state court, alleging that their misconduct and negligence were responsible for her death.
Four former senior staffers at the Texas attorney general's office have asked a judge to require Attorney General Ken Paxton and three of his top deputies to sit for depositions in their retaliation lawsuit, calling the office's arguments that the case has been settled a "stall tactic" that should be rejected.
An attorney who was recently cleared on ethics charges stemming from May 2020 tweets calling for Black Lives Matter demonstrators to be shot can't recoup $4,000 in attorney fees just yet, because the State Bar of California is appealing that decision.
Experts say federal agencies and courts have drifted away from relying on Chevron deference in recent years, following the lead of U.S. Supreme Court justices who have criticized it, but the doctrine hasn't been totally abandoned by lower courts — and a closely watched high court case could decide its ultimate fate.
A Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for impersonating unemployment applicants to file fraudulent unemployment claims for more than $200,000 in benefits at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Wednesday press release from federal prosecutors.
First Guaranty Mortgage and a proposed class representing employees laid off in 2022 asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to approve a settlement of $1.75 million to close out the ex-staff's WARN Act claims in a Chapter 11 adversary proceeding against the home loan originator.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a pest-control technician was in the course of employment when he was seriously injured in an accident while driving an employer-owned vehicle to his employer's shop, holding that his injuries are compensable under the state Workers' Compensation Act.
Jersey City's policy banning cops from off-duty marijuana use is unlawful and politically motivated, two police officers are saying in a lawsuit against the city and its records custodian.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday threw out a roofing company's appeal seeking an injunction to enforce a noncompete clause against a former employee, finding that the company made no effort to establish the court's jurisdiction concerning an interim judgment.
Mark Rosman at Wilson Sonsini discusses the reasons many criminal no-poach cases that appear simple are actually more complicated than they seem, following several jury trial acquittals and two dismissed cases.
In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent whistleblower action against Monolith Resources holds important implications for private companies, who could face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny amid the agency's efforts to beef up environmental, social and governance reporting and enforcement, say attorneys at Wiley.
The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.
Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.
As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.
Numerous ESG trends have materialized in South Korea in the past three years, with impacts ranging from greenwashing prevention and carbon neutrality measures to workplace harassment and board diversity initiatives, say Chang Wook Min and Hyun Chan Jung at Jipyong.
With social media’s ability to seize upon an issue and spin it into a specifically designed narrative, it is more critical than ever that a litigation communications strategy be part of trial planning to manage the impact of legal action on a company's reputation, say Sean Murphy and Steve Wood at Courtroom Sciences.
With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.
A new California law prohibits the automatic stay of trial court proceedings when the denial of a motion to compel arbitration is appealed — a major procedural shift that will force employers to litigate underlying claims while pursuing their appeals unless the court can be persuaded to order a stay, say Emma Husseman and Thomas Kaufman at Sheppard Mullin.
The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Richard W. York v. U.S. offers important lessons for business owners and others who may be responsible for a company's checkbook about how someone else's failure to submit payroll taxes can result in their personal liability, says Douglas Charnas at McGlinchey Stafford.
In addition to President Joe Biden's recent historic executive order on safe, secure and trustworthy artificial intelligence, there are existing federal and state laws prohibiting fraud, defamation and even discrimination, so companies considering using or developing AI should take steps to minimize legal and business risks, says civil rights attorney Farhana Khera.
As generative artificial intelligence tools become increasingly ubiquitous, companies must make sure to preserve generative AI data when there is reasonable expectation of litigation, and to include transcripts in litigation hold notices, as they may be relevant to discovery requests, say Nick Peterson and Corey Hauser at Wiley.