Litigation

 
 
  • Trend Sharply Up For Securities Litigation

    The number of federal securities class actions filed in the first six months of 2018 was more than double the 20-year average. The reason? It’s neither an epidemic of fraud nor the machinations of aggressive plaintiff lawyers,...

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  • Walmart Settles Cashiers Lawsuit

    About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers will receive up to $1000 each as a result of a settlement in a suit accusing the retailer of failing to provide suitable seating for workers who want it. The...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Big Time Spread Between Adjudication By Trial And By Arbitration

    According to a Micronomics analysis, U.S. district court cases took more than 12 months longer to get to trial than cases adjudicated by arbitration (two years v. a little less than one). Taking the comparison through appeal,...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Company Discusses Corruption Risk In Share Statement

    Richard Cassin, writing in FCPA Blog, urges more companies to follow the lead of Arcosa, a spinoff from Trinity Industries. In a registration statement for shares filed with the SEC, it warned investors that “anti-bribery and anti-corruption...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Lawyer’s Age Discrimination Suit Before 7th Circuit

    Dale Kleber, 58, had many years of experience as a lawyer, including a stint as general counsel of Dean Foods. Nevertheless, he was having a hard time finding work. He came across an ad for a senior...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Facebook Moderator Alleges Toxic Content Gave Her PTSD

    A woman who worked several months as a Facebook content moderator has sued, alleging that “constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images” gave her PTSD. The putative class action, filed in California state...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Can Politicians Block Critics From Their Social Media Platforms?

    A case being heard in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has “potentially enormous First Amendment implications" - not to mention implications for the President...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Does “Memo” About A Privileged Memo Waive Privilege?

    The defendant mortgage company conducted an internal investigation under the aegis of its outside lawyers, after an allegation that it had submitted false information to HUD. Company attorneys then prepared a memo summarizing the findings and reporting...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Prize Avocado IP, Headed For Court

    A grower in the Dominican Republic discovered a new strain, said to produce avocados large enough to make a whole loaf of avocado toast but still having the rich flavor of some of the smaller California varieties....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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