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  • Tracking A “Wave” Of Covid Lawsuits Vs Employers

    There have been more than 300 Covid-related lawsuits filed in U.S. courts since the beginning of the year, according to a tracking project by law firm Fisher Phillips. Issues raised included refusal to grant unpaid time off,...

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  • Caste Discrimination Alleged In Suit v Cisco

    Plaintiff California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges an unnamed engineer, whom it identifies as a Dalit, suffered repeated acts of discrimination, including lower pay and fewer opportunities, at the hands of two supervising engineers.

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  • Class Actions Target COBRA Election Notices

    In a time of widespread layoffs, there’s been a spate of class action lawsuits alleging that an employer’s’ COBRA “election notice” is deficient. Election notices are supposed to inform laid off or furloughed employees that they can...

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  • Nest Of Legal Issues Will Confront Higher Ed This Fall

    Uppermost is likely to be liability for students, staff or employees who contract the Covid-19 virus. In those cases the expert prognosis – as it has been for public-facing businesses in general – is that plaintiffs will...

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  • Former CEO Of Municipal Utility In FLA Is Sued, Massive Fraud Alleged

    The largest municipal utility in Florida has sued its former CEO, alleging he attempted to orchestrate a privatization plan what would pay him and other senior executives hundreds of millions of dollars in performance payouts. As part...

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  • Businesses Posting Covid Disclaimers

    Enter at your own risk: From hair salons to stock exchanges to racetracks, more and more U.S. businesses are posting coronavirus waivers and requiring patrons and employees to sign before entering. This may soon be the new...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • In The UK: Virus Passports For Football?

    A system that integrates coronavirus testing with a “digital health passport” is said to have been developed by a company in the UK.  Noting the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the economy, and specifically on...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Covid Litigation Dog Not Barking

    An anticipated surge in litigation blaming companies for exposing workers and consumers to the coronavirus at this point shows no signs of materializing. The presumed litigation onslaught is the premise upon which a largely Republican effort to...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • State Courts Have Turned Into Bill Collectors

    Over a period of about three decades, the way state courts are used has fundamentally changed. In 1990, they typically fielded disputes between adversaries in contract disputes or other commercial matters, or in personal injury cases, and...

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  • 9th Circuit Considers the Casting Couch

    California’s Civil Code 51.9 was enacted decades ago to codify a woman’s right to work free from unwanted sexual advances, but it wasn’t until January 2019 that three crucial words, “director or producer,” were added to the...

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