• Good News For Franchisers From The NLRB

    The final rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, issued late last month by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled to become effective on April 27, will be welcomed by many companies, and...

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  • Ninth Circuit Rules Against Mandatory Arbitration In California

    A five year old class action alleging that AT&T used deceptive and unfair trade practices by marketing its mobile service data plans as unlimited when the company limited plans in several ways, including “throttling” (slowing down mobile...

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  • Hacked Law Firm Sued For Malpractice By Chinese Client

    A Chinese businessman and political dissident who had retained a Detroit law firm to help with his asylum claim has sued the firm for malpractice. The plaintiff — who maintains that he has evidence of corruption in...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Decision Will Impact Health Care Fraud Investigations

    An 11th Circuit opinion from late last year is a big win for healthcare providers, but it comes with a warning...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Real Money to Peanuts In An Instant

    A Maryland man who sued a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary for failing to warn that boys using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts has seen the $8 billion verdict he won slashed to $6.8 million by...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 12 Years For Possessing Cell Phone In Jail

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year sentence for a black man who brought a cell phone into jail after being booked for a misdemeanor. Authorities discovered he had the phone when he asked a jailer...

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  • Women in Porn Dispute Win Copyright – And $12.7 Million

    Twenty-two women who claim they were duped into participating in porn videos have won their case in California state court. In addition to $12.7 million in damages, a judge has awarded them copyright to the work. The...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Real Estate Is A Litigation Battleground In LA

    With its growing and increasingly visible homeless population, Los Angeles has become a seat of contention over real estate development. Some who consider it a force for gentrification and dislocation are taking their case to court. Apparently,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Judge Defines “Agent” For the Purposes of the FCPA

    Lawrence Hoskins had a good argument that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act didn’t apply to him. He worked for a French company in Paris, carried a UK passport and said he never set foot in the USA....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Privilege Caution When In-House Attorney Is 30(b)(6) Witness

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a court ruled that a company must produce privileged documents that an in-house attorney used to refresh her memory prior to being deposed as a 30(b)(6) witness. The key here was...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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