A split New York appeals court on Tuesday tossed a workers' compensation suit targeting SML Veteran Leather LLC over work-related injuries an employee suffered in its New Jersey factory, saying a lower court failed to follow New Jersey workers' compensation law.
TeamHealth Inc. and several other medical staffing companies have routinely falsely “upcoded” their services with the aid of medical billing companies for more than a decade, resulting in significant overbilling of Medicare and Medicaid, according to a whistleblower False Claims Act suit unsealed Tuesday in California federal court.
The coalition of business groups that successfully challenged in the D.C. Circuit the National Labor Relations Board's rule requiring employers to display posters about workers' right to unionize urged the appeals court on Tuesday to reject the labor board's bid for a rehearing.
Ten retired National Football League players who have opted out of a proposed $42 million settlement resolving claims that the league mishandled its former players' publicity rights launched their own class action against the NFL on Tuesday in New Jersey federal court
A whistleblower lawsuit accusing a Cleveland airport of lying to the government to obtain $103 million in federal funding can be brought under the Clean Air Act, a Sixth Circuit panel ruled on Tuesday.
The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling in favor of hospital system Banner Health after it was accused of retaliating against a doctor who complained about overcrowded emergency room conditions, saying the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act didn't protect the doctor's complaints.
Reviving a copycat qui tam suit over Verizon Communications Inc.'s alleged government contract overbilling would create unintended carve-outs to the first-to-file bar for serial relators and follow-on cases when the original suit is disposed, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told a federal appeals court Monday.
The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that national security concerns prevent the Merits System Protection Board from reviewing U.S. Department of Defense personnel decisions, a ruling critics said will strip federal workers of the right to appeal adverse employment decisions.
Historically, Georgia has been hostile to restrictive covenants, which include noncompetition, customer nonsolicitation, employee nonrecruitment and nondisclosure provisions. However, the current statute attempts to resolve the previous uncertainties by providing guidance to employers and others regarding the permissible parameters of restrictive covenants, say attorneys with Alston & Bird LLP.
Deleted digital evidence can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of a trial, and understanding the most common levels of deleted files and the difficulty and cost of retrieving and producing those files is key for litigators. It will empower a requesting party to make specific requests that could be deemed reasonable, and producing parties can use this information to calculate the time and cost involved in their response, says Ken Mendelson of Stroz Friedberg.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed into law legislation that bars the state from crediting employer unemployment insurance accounts for erroneous charges and benefit payments if employers wait too long to get back to it with information on the claims.
A Missouri bankruptcy judge on Tuesday signed off on a new contract between Patriot Coal Corp. and United Mine Workers of America members that will improve wages and benefits for union workers, according to reports.
A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state Civil Service Commission's finding that the layoffs and demotions of a group of Camden, N.J., police officers couldn’t be overturned despite the officers not having been timely notified before the layoffs occurred.
A federal judge has ruled that National Labor Relations Board acting general counsel Lafe Solomon's appointment was invalid, throwing out an NLRB suit seeking an injunction against a residential support services provider accused of firing people for engaging in protected activity.
A New Jersey appeals court declined Tuesday to revive a suit against the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey filed by a former affirmative action compliance worker who claimed he wasn't rehired following the elimination of his department because he's black.
A New York federal judge crushed a $6 million fee request from plaintiffs’ attorneys Monday in a shareholder derivative lawsuit accusing Citigroup of issuing excessive compensation in 2011, saying the plaintiffs failed to prove that the suit caused Citibank executives to resign months later.
The Fifth Circuit ruled Friday that a magistrate judge should have used the so-called fluctuating workweek method to calculate the damages due to a class of managers at Party City stores that a jury found had been misclassified as exempt from overtime pay.
A National Labor Relations Board judge on Monday found that an authorized Verizon cellphone retailer's mandatory individual arbitration agreement violated federal labor law, rejecting the employer's argument that recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent overruled the labor board's class waiver ban.
A North Carolina federal judge on Monday tossed a proposed class action alleging Bank of America Corp. denied its retirees a separate retirement account for 401(k) assets, finding that the claims were moot because the bank had already fixed the problem.
A subsidiary of American International Group Inc. was hit with a proposed collective action Monday in Texas federal court by a former customer call representative who alleges the company failed to pay him for time he spent working before and after his shift, then fired him when he complained.
As an HR lawyer, I have always had a passion for teaching human resource professionals and managers. Although instructing requires a lot of sacrifice, including long, nonbillable hours, some of my longest and best client relationships began in the classroom, says Aaron Zandy, a partner with Ford & Harrison LLP.
A Michigan federal judge on Monday nixed Dana Ltd.'s lawsuit alleging that a rival auto parts company and three former employees engaged in unfair competition and stole trade secrets, finding that although Dana’s concerns about the misuse of confidential information were justified, the company failed to provide enough evidence.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s new whistleblower program has yet to receive an influx of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act tips as many had predicted, but the chief of the program and other experts said just one large bounty in a bribery case could change everything.
Sean "Diddy" Combs' record label, Bad Boy Entertainment Inc., stiffed interns by not paying them any wages and assigning them to gift-wrap presents and run personal errands for paid employees, according to a putative class action filed Tuesday in New York federal court.
Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC has been slapped with a gender discrimination suit in New Jersey state court by a former manager who alleges the company “systemically” promotes and hires men over women, and says she was terminated because of her sex.