Litigation

 
 
  • Tesla Proposes Problematic Severance Agreement

    According to a law professor at Temple University, the confidential agreement Tesla is requiring 3000 laid-off employees to sign in order to get severance pay will chill valid complaints about worker safety. It demands acknowledgment that the...

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  • Law Firm Serving Drinks Not Liable For Paralegal Death

    A law firm that served liquor to employees as an enticement to get them to work longer hours was not liable for the death of an intoxicated paralegal who had been told to go home after becoming...

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  • Saved By the Whistle

    Last February the U.S. Supreme Court threw out an anti-retaliation suit brought by a former employee who was fired after reporting alleged securities violations. The Court ruled that because the employee reported the wrongdoing internally instead of...

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  • AZ Congressman, Conspiracy Buff, Gets Lawsuit Help From House GC

    The General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas Hungar, is asking a federal judge in Arizona to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two constituents of Rep. Paul Gosar. The plaintiffs, one of whom is running for...

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  • Washington’s Leading #MeToo Lawyer Is A 30-year Veteran Of Harassment Law

    Early in her career she worked on the groundbreaking 1986 Supreme Court case that defined sexual harassment and made it actionable, and since then she has become Washington’s leading....

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  • Next, Monopoly: Litigators Edition?

    About half of all players cheat at Monopoly, so Hasbro, Inc., the multinational toy and game company, launched a new version of its top-selling board game, the Cheaters Edition. Players are encouraged to cheat to win. They...

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  • Is Securitization Evil? Dechert Attorney Takes On The Pope

    A declaration from the papacy took aim at securitization and credit default swaps, characterizing them as a kind of predatory economic cannibalism, a form of “gambling on the failure of others,” and calling them morally unacceptable. A...

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  • Lawyers and Bankers Win, DOJ and Shareholders Lose

    Dealbook, a New York Times feature, lists the winners and losers in the recent ruling allowing the AT&T – Time Warner merger to proceed. High on the winners list were lawyers and bankers, slated to enjoy huge...

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  • Ruling Takes Big Weapon Away From New York AG

    In a ruling that could squash a securities fraud suit by the New York attorney general’s office, the state’s Court of Appeals said that the statute of limitations for bringing claims under the Martin Act, a comprehensive...

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  • No Privilege For GC In Bizarre Coverage Dispute

    A PGA Tour golf tournament gave rise to a bizarre insurance coverage dispute and a rare privilege question for the general counsel of the defendant insurance agency. The one-of-a-kind policy was supposed to cover the payout if...

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