USA Track & Field Fights Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Former USA Track and Field CEO Doug Logan filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the governing body Wednesday, seeking payment after suddenly being fired last month following a 26-month tenure. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Indianapolis, seeks unspecified compensatory damages for terminating...

2nd Circuit Sends N.J. Whistle-Blower Claims Of Ex-Pfizer Executive Back For Reconsideration

NEW YORK -- (Mealey's) A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 17 affirmed summary judgment on federal False Claims Act (FCA) termination claims by former Pfizer executive Peter Rost but reversed judgment as to his claims under New Jersey's whistle-blower protection laws ( Peter...

Judge Upholds California's Affirmative Action Ban

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions. U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti ruled against the challenge to Proposition 209, which barred racial, ethnic or gender preferences...

BBC Case Fuels Debate On Changing The Face Of TV

LONDON - (AP) One colleague offered her hair dye. Another told her "it's time for botox." A third said her wrinkles could be a problem in this new era of high-definition TV. Veteran TV presenter Miriam O'Reilly was eventually taken off air, and she decided to fight back, challenging...

Legal Hiring Expected to Remain Strong in Second Quarter: Litigation Hottest Growth Area, Robert Half Legal Survey Reveals

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Hiring in the legal field should remain strong in the second quarter of 2011, new research suggests. Twenty-nine percent of lawyers interviewed for the quarterly Robert Half Legal Hiring Index plan to add legal staff in the next three months and none plan reductions in personnel...

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Adds Business Litigation, Real Estate, Financial Institution, Employment, Franchise And Corporate Depth In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. has brought aboard all lawyers to its Los Angeles office from the full service litigation and transactional boutique Reeder Lu LLP, including partners Christopher S. Reeder and Richard Schloss. With the move, the firm now has close to 50 attorneys...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Teacher's Ministerial Exception Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The government has no right to interfere with a religious school's employment decisions when it comes to a teacher who taught religious class, led worship and led prayer, the attorney for Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School argued Oct. 5 before the...