Six Flags customers don't have to show they were harmed by a violation of a federal credit protection act to move forward with a proposed class action accusing the amusement park chain of printing too much information on sales receipts, an Illinois appellate court has held.
Two ex-employees of a popular beachside bar and grill have lodged a wage suit in South Carolina federal court against the restaurant and its owner, claiming they made tipped workers share their gratuities then illegally took a "tip credit" under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A group of 18 federally recognized Native American gambling tribes has proposed a California ballot initiative that would allow sports betting at the state’s tribal casinos and horse racing tracks if voters approve the measure in November.
With so much mergers and acquisitions news this week, you may have missed several deals announced in recent days helmed by firms such as Shearman & Sterling and Wachtell. Here, Law360 recaps the ones you might have missed.
Chubb unit Ace American Insurance Co. sued a group of other insurers in California federal court on Wednesday over a San Francisco hotel construction project gone wrong.
A National Labor Relations Board judge decided Thursday to keep alive the Fight for $15 effort to find McDonald's jointly responsible for franchisees' labor violations until the board rules on a motion to consider new evidence.
Royal Caribbean on Thursday asked the Eleventh Circuit to slash a Florida federal jury's $3.4 million verdict over a Wisconsin man's heart attack death, saying the trial court should have applied Wisconsin law that would have barred noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
A Florida cruise line on Wednesday was hit with the latest in a series of proposed class actions accusing travel companies of robocalling consumers who say they never gave the company the go-ahead to call them.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt asked a federal judge Wednesday to block the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes from continuing to operate slot machines and other games at their casinos, saying the games are illegal since the tribes' gaming compacts with the state expired at the start of the year.
A nude dancer has slapped a strip club with a Fair Labor Standards Act suit in Florida federal court, claiming it willfully misclassified her and other dancers as independent contractors, instead of as employees, and then avoided paying them wages by telling them they had to work for tips.
A Native American tribe is asking the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court ruling that California acted in good faith during negotiations over a gambling compact, saying talks broke down because the state was unwilling to discuss compact changes.
The ERISA Industry Committee is challenging Seattle's latest attempt to improve hotel workers' access to medical care through legislation, telling a Washington federal judge that a city ordinance requiring employers to pay certain health care costs is trumped by ERISA.
A former driver for Domino's Pizza Inc. has told the Sixth Circuit that the lower court was wrong to force his case targeting no-poach provisions in the chain's franchise agreements into arbitration.
The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) urged the First Circuit on Tuesday to overturn a Massachusetts federal judge’s ruling that the tribe must obtain municipal permits to build its planned Martha’s Vineyard casino, saying the decision violates the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel has opposed an attempt by Fight for $15 to reopen a settled case that sought to hold McDonald’s jointly responsible for franchisees' labor violations, saying an unauthenticated document regarding recusal of one of the board's members who approved the settlement can’t be included.
A California federal judge has ruled in favor of a company that claims tribe members lured it into investing $5.38 million in a sham casino project, a decision that frees the company to pursue racketeering claims.
Akara Partners has scored $57.58 million in financing for a new Hilton hotel in Chicago, according to an announcement on Wednesday from Jones Lang LaSalle, which brokered the deal for Akara.
The District of Columbia has turned up the heat on President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, filing a lawsuit Wednesday alleging the group funneled more than a million dollars to Trump companies for inaugural events that should have cost a fraction of what the nonprofit paid.
The bench trial of three individuals accused of running a $140 million Belize-based real estate scam got off to a chaotic start Tuesday morning when the appearance of a brand-new attorney for the purported mastermind of the scheme threw a Maryland federal judge for a loop.
A U.K.-based insurer has slapped Ace American Insurance with a breach of contract suit in Tennessee federal court that alleges the U.S. firm acted in bad faith by refusing to cover an amusement park employee’s injuries from an electric shock.
Sex-trafficking plaintiffs in seven civil actions told a New York federal court they want to add a case pending in the court brought by an alleged victim suing two hotels to a proposed multidistrict litigation in Ohio, comparing their fight against the hospitality industry to the massive opioid MDL now underway.
Georgia-based fast food chain Krystal filed for Chapter 11 protection Sunday, listing about $65 million in secured debt on its balance sheet and blaming industrywide challenges for its financial troubles.
The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit seeking to hold a Louisiana casino liable for the death of an elderly woman who fell from a stool, saying in a published opinion that the suit was properly transferred and tossed as untimely.
A Fourth Circuit panel ruled that a charity organization can’t sue an insurance broker over a $200,000 golfing prize payout, saying the insurance policy involved clearly excludes the contest in question.
A Pennsylvania federal judge was "troubled" that attorneys could claim almost $6 million of a $7.5 million settlement between Highmark Inc. and the health insurer's customers, asking the plaintiffs' team Tuesday for a brief justifying their costs and fees before granting preliminary approval to the settlement and notifying class members.
Groundbreaking rules from the American Bar Association impose new standards on how law firms can govern departing lawyers’ contact with clients, placing major restrictions on this ubiquitous practice, say Amy Richardson and Hilary Gerzhoy at Harris Wiltshire.
Three new National Labor Relations Board rulings that overturn Obama-era pro-worker precedents may indicate that now is a good time for employers to strengthen their workplace policies on nonbusiness email use, investigation confidentiality and union dues, say Charles Caulkins and Garrett Kamen at Fisher Phillips.
Lawyers can draw a number of useful lessons about reputation management from the efforts of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn — who recently escaped house arrest in Tokyo — to restore his sullied reputation, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
Employers should use the U.S. Department of Labor’s narrowed standard for determining joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act as a guidepost until federal courts weigh in on whether and to what extent they will defer to the new rule, say Alexander Passantino and Kevin Young at Seyfarth.
Commercial property insurance terms and conditions have softened in the last decade, but underwriters may consider adding important clauses into their contracts as the market shows signs of hardening, say Jason Reeves of Zelle and Helen Campbell of Argo Insurance Bermuda.
During the last 10 years, the need to embrace change was fundamental for law firms, and that change affected associates in many ways — most, but not all, for the better, says Brad Kaufman, co-president of Greenberg Traurig.
One year after a pivotal Illinois Supreme Court ruling broadened liability under the Biometric Information Privacy Act, companies in a wide variety of industries need to be vigilant of a rise in potentially financially ruinous class action filings, and there are several steps they can take to protect themselves from BIPA liability, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
This year, Indian Country faces a number of critical policy and legal issues that must be addressed to protect tribal sovereignty, with key developments to watch for in all three branches of government, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
In their new book "Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court," Geoffrey Stone and David Strauss provide valuable context for U.S. Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice Earl Warren that have profoundly affected the country, but their overly protective attitude sometimes obscures reality, says Federal Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk.
While the Texas Supreme Court's recent decision not to disqualify Kelly Hart & Hallman's representation of owners of the Billy Bob's Texas rodeo in a dispute over control of the business is noteworthy, its clarification on firms' conflicts of interest in derivative cases is the more important point, says former Texas Court of Appeals Justice Douglas Lang, of Dorsey & Whitney.
For outside firms wondering how to best support busy in-house lawyers, several practices can help navigate critical legal issues and novel business challenges while strengthening the working relationship, says Virginia Hudson, associate general counsel at Capital One.
In the 50 years since the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was passed, courts' attempts to clarify the statute have had some success, but many interpretive dilemmas remain unresolved, says Randy Gordon of Barnes & Thornburg.
In the first of two articles discussing last year’s most significant Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act decisions, Linda Dwoskin and Melissa Squire at Dechert review coverage for potential future disabilities, what constitutes sufficient notice of the need for leave, and working from home as a reasonable accommodation.
Because the American Bar Association's new rule on diversity continues to use the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as a cultural bludgeon, states should create independent codes limited to constitutionally valid purposes of attorney regulation, says Bradley Abramson of Alliance Defending Freedom.
As we approach the first anniversary of the American Bar Association's adoption of guidelines for the appointment and use of special masters in civil litigation, retired U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, now at Stroock, explains how special masters can help parties and courts with faster decision-making and subject matter expertise.