• 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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  • Texas Bar Owners Sue Governor Over Shutdown

    A group of Texas bar owners and a trade group, the Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance, have sued Texas Governor Greg Abbot over his bar shutdown order. The plaintiffs ask for damages of up to $10 million,...

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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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  • DC Sues Nevada Ghost Gun Maker

    The District of Columbia has filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer of partially-assembled and untraceable firearms, commonly called “ghost guns.” The lawsuit alleges that Nevada-based Polymer80 Inc. violates the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act by falsely representing...

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  • Immigration Judges Sue DOJ, Claim They’re Being Muzzled

    The 460-plus U.S. Immigration judges, represented by the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), are suing the agency of the Department of Justice that oversees the immigration courts.

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  • MN Climate Lawsuit First To Target Koch

    A lawsuit filed by the state of Minnesota names as a defendant, for the first time in the short history of climate change litigation, Koch Industries, whose principals Charles Koch and the late David Koch have been...

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  • Tips For GC Trying To Survive The Litigation Pandemic

    Covid-19 related litigation is trending up and there is no indication that the curve will flatten anytime soon. Along with retaliation and discrimination claims, the pandemic has apparently accelerated the filing of ordinary wage and hour claims....

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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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  • FLA Insurer Sues Law Firm, Alleging Millions In Fraudulent Claims

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp, the state-run insurer of last resort for the climate-ravaged state of Florida, has sued a law firm and several other parties it alleges conspired to defraud the company into paying millions for sham...

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  • Conservative Groups Challenge State AG Privilege Claims In Climate Cases

    Two right-leaning groups are challenging privilege claims by state attorneys general in climate matters, including regulation of CO2 emissions. The state AGs in Michigan, Vermont and Washington are applying “the common interest doctrine,” says an analysis in...

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