A New Jersey bankruptcy judge on Monday ruled the executives of an Atlantic City casino could collect bonuses contingent on the sale price of the property, currently in Chapter 11, but tinkered with the size of the bonuses in response to a trustee’s objection.
The National Association of Manufacturers slapped the U.S. Department of Labor with a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a rule requiring federal contractors to post notices informing employees of their right to unionize under federal labor law.
A Kansas federal judge on Wednesday signed off on Bank of America NA’s $73 million settlement to end a multidistrict litigation accusing it of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring more than 180,000 hourly employees to work off the clock.
A Maryland federal court rejected a post-trial challenge Tuesday to a female former firefighter's win on a Title VII retaliation claim, despite defendant Prince George's County's argument that a jury instruction in the case ran afoul of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Nassar decision.
Alex Rodriguez's cousin and another nonparty to Major League Baseball's suit against a Miami health clinic over performance-enhancing drugs will have to submit to depositions after a Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed the denial of their bids for protective orders.
An Illinois appeals court decision on what constitutes a valid noncompete and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling voicing full-throated support for enforcing forum selection clauses top the list of 2013's most significant developments for lawyers who deal with restrictive covenants.
Hospital owner Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Inc. on Wednesday settled a whistleblower False Claims Act suit alleging the company had fraudulently overbilled Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare for emergency department services.
Costco Wholesale Corp. on Tuesday agreed to cough up $8 million and update its policies to resolve a class action in California federal court accusing the bulk retailer of overlooking women for promotions to certain warehouse management positions.
A Texas state judge on Tuesday blocked the city of Houston from extending benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees, saying a legal challenge to the policy brought by clients of Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill likely has merit.
Hemmed in by rules that call for clear separation between businesses, major hotel and restaurant brand companies are struggling to help franchisees prepare for the Affordable Care Act rollout. Left with few remedies, companies are focusing on offering educational resources and steering clear of multiunit franchise deals, experts say.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers released legislation Tuesday to extend the work opportunity tax credit to companies who hire long-term unemployed individuals.
An important issue highlighted in a recent Northern District of Texas case is that workplace language requirements, discipline for violating language policies, and language-related harassment claims can be affected by an employee’s level of proficiency, say James Kizziar Jr. and Amber Dodds of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.
Nortel Networks Corp.'s U.S. arm asked the Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday to approve a major settlement it struck with U.K. pensioners and European creditors that would resolve billions of dollars in claims and could streamline its upcoming cross-border allocation battle.
A Pennsylvania federal judge refused Tuesday to certify an interlocutory appeal to the Third Circuit to challenge his decision denying a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to declare unconstitutional the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas made it clear that the plaintiff's choice of forum and private interests are irrelevant for motions to transfer based on a valid forum selection clause. This development is significant for employers with a nationwide workforce to prevent employees from suing anywhere, says Douglas Darch of Baker & McKenzie LLP.
Medical Edge Healthcare Group PA recently told the Texas Supreme Court that attorneys at Beckham Group PC representing a doctor suing over an employment agreement should be disqualified because they had learned confidential information from the health care group.
The Ninth Circuit upheld an arbitrator's allocation Tuesday of $28 million in fees among plaintiffs' lawyers in multidistrict overtime litigation against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that settled for $85 million, but added that parties may not contractually eliminate all judicial review of arbitration awards.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and a group of Democratic co-sponsors introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it illegal for employers to require job applicants to disclose their credit history as part of the hiring process.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission secured $372.1 million in relief from the private sector during the 2013 fiscal year, a record in monetary benefits collected through enforcement actions, the agency said Monday.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., pushed Tuesday for legislation to make it easier for consumers and small businesses to pursue antitrust, discrimination, consumer protection and other class claims in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on arbitration waivers.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear Fifth Third Bancorp's appeal over the pleading standards for Employee Retirement Income Security Act stock-drop cases will lead to a ruling that will determine whether there will be a flood of ERISA class actions when the next economic downturn hits, attorneys said Tuesday.
Numerous courts in numerous jurisdictions have held that it is not a reasonable accommodation to eliminate stress from a job, because stress is inherent in most jobs. But the Huiner v. Arlington School District decision by the District of South Dakota is a textbook example of the difficulties in dealing with a psychiatric claim, says Lawrence Postol of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
Health care companies saw their financial fortunes fall in 2013 in high-stakes cases as varied as False Claims Act litigation and reimbursement disputes, and they found consolation in relatively few big wins. Here, Law360 looks at eight game-changing rulings.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. argued Monday that the two Supreme Court opinions cited by women seeking to revive regional class gender bias claims don't provide the clear authority the Sixth Circuit needs to overrule an earlier appellate decision that doomed those claims at the lower court.
To keep clients out of employment tax prosecution hot water, attorneys should stress prompt client response times and early transparency, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service office of chief counsel said Tuesday.