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    Sports Agency Wage Suit Was Properly Served, Plaintiff Says

    The former vice president of business development at a Pennsylvania sports agency who sued the company and its CEO alleging unpaid wages asked a New York federal judge Wednesday to deny the CEO’s motion to dismiss the case over a claim the lawsuit was improperly served.

    Ex-Ill. Athletes Sue School, Coach For Racist Treatment

    A group of former players for the University of Illinois women’s basketball team sued the school and the team’s coaches in Illinois federal court on Wednesday, saying a pattern of racist treatment violated their rights and forced them to leave the school.

    Legal Secretary Sues Winston & Strawn For ADA Violations

    A Winston & Strawn LLP legal secretary slapped the law firm with a $6 million-plus suit on Thursday, alleging that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not accommodating her epilepsy-related symptoms and hearing loss, and intentionally inflicted emotional distress.

    UPS Shipping Charge FCA Suit Fails On 4th Delivery Attempt

    A California federal judge on Monday tentatively tossed for the fourth time a UPS worker’s False Claims Act suit alleging the shipping giant overcharged the federal government, saying the plaintiff hasn’t shown how he has any connection to the UPS unit that allegedly submitted the false claims.

    8th Circ. Urged Not To Rehear $42M NFL Player IP Deal

    The settling plaintiffs in a $42 million settlement between the NFL and nearly 25,000 players over the use of players' likenesses in NFL-sponsored TV shows told the Eighth Circuit on Thursday not to rehear the case, despite several former players’ request for a rehearing.

    Kaye Scholer Says Ex-Atty Not Harmed For EEOC Bias Charges

    Kaye Scholer LLP sought to dismiss six counts Wednesday from a former senior associate's $20 million suit alleging she was fired because of her gender and sexual orientation, contending she cannot demonstrate she was harmed for seeking a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discrimination probe.

    Showdown Looms In 6th Circ. Over NLRB's Tribal Authority

    A recent Sixth Circuit opinion enforcing a National Labor Relations Board decision that struck down anti-union rules at a Michigan tribal casino laid bare the discord among the court's judges on the board's authority over tribal businesses and sets the stage for more fireworks, experts say.

    The Biggest Pa. Court Decisions Of 2015: Midyear Report

    While a focus on criminal matters has resulted in few blockbuster civil decisions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court so far this year, major pharmaceutical trials in Philadelphia and a defense attorney’s ongoing fight over a $1 million sanction have grabbed the attention of business lawyers in the state in 2015. Here, Law360 takes a look at some of the major decisions and the cases to keep on your radar.

    2nd Circ.'s Fox, Hearst Rulings Won't Kill Intern Wage Suits

    The Second Circuit's rulings Thursday in intern wage cases against the Hearst Corp. and Fox Entertainment Group Inc. broke new ground, but while some see the decisions as a big win for companies, the appeals court hasn't slammed the door on suits seeking pay for former interns, lawyers say.

    Lewis Brisbois Opens In Oregon With Williams Kastner Attys

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP opened the doors of its Portland, Oregon, office on Wednesday after poaching 12 health care, product liability, employment, transportation, insurance, toxic torts and litigation attorneys from Williams Kastner.

    Apple Store Employees Renew Cert. Bid In Bag-Check Suit

    Apple Inc. retail employees who claim they weren't paid for time spent undergoing required bag and technology checks renewed their bid for class certification in California federal court Thursday, arguing that the fact that they were all subject to Apple's inspection policy creates a common question.

    4th Circ. Upholds $237M FCA Verdict Against SC Hospital

    A struggling not-for-profit hospital in South Carolina can’t escape a $237 million jury verdict following a Fourth Circuit ruling Thursday that a district judge was right to order a new trial on a whistleblower's False Claims Act suit alleging violations of a controversial anti-kickback statute.

    Chipotle Must Face Workers' Comp Class Action: Calif. Court

    A California appeals court has revived a putative class action accusing Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. of improperly using indirect employee payments to lower its workers compensation premiums, saying the chain violated state labor laws with the practice.

    Ex-NBA Head Coach Stiffed Talent Agency, Suit Says

    The former head coach for the National Basketball Association's Charlotte, North Carolina, team failed to pay a Creative Artists Agency affiliate $100,000 in commission for managing his career, the agency alleged in a recent New York state court complaint.

    NJ Health System Accused Of Disregarding Racist Insults

    A medical worker has slapped JFK Health System in New Jersey with a discrimination suit for allegedly failing to crack down on racist statements made by personnel, such as a co-worker who allegedly said "What does a black man need with business cards?"

    Food Lion Settles EEOC Row Over Fired Jehovah's Witness

    A North Carolina minister working as a Food Lion LLC meat cutter scored a $50,500 settlement Thursday in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming the grocery chain fired him because he couldn't work on days he had Jehovah’s Witness services.

    OSHA Upholds Co's Liability In Murder Of Fla. Health Worker

    A judge for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Review Commission has affirmed investigators' finding that Integra Health Management failed to protect a Florida employee who was murdered in 2012 by a client with a history of severe mental illness and criminal violence.

    Domino's Successfully Pushes Wage Row Into Arbitration

    A California state appeals court on Wednesday ruled that former employees of two Domino’s Pizza franchises whose proposed class action alleges failure to pay split shift premiums and other wages had to resolve their claims in arbitration.

    Montgomery McCracken Adds 2 Litigation Partners In Philly

    Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP announced on Wednesday that it has expanded its litigation department in Philadelphia with the addition of two partners coming from Anderson Kill PC and Kaufman Coren & Ress PC with several decades' worth of experience in commercial litigation and related fields.

    5th Circ. Hands Victories To Texas, Miss. Same-Sex Couples

    Four same-sex couples from Texas and Mississippi won the right Wednesday to have their marriages recognized in their respective states, after last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage a constitutional right under the 14th Amendment.

    Loews Hollywood Hotel Skimped On OT Pay, Suit Says

    Loews Hotel Hollywood LLC was hit with a new putative class action in California state court claiming that the hotel failed to factor in service charges when compensating employees for overtime and breaks during which they were required to keep working.

    EEOC Sues Dunkin Donuts Over Firing Of Worker With Cancer

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission slapped Dunkin Donuts with a disability rights suit Wednesday, alleging the company failed to reasonably accommodate an employee with breast cancer and improperly fired her.

    Calif. Cheerleader Bill Only One Step Away From Being Law

    California's State Senate has approved a bill that would require professional football and basketball teams to classify their cheerleaders as employees and pay them at least minimum wage, leaving the legislation only a signature from the governor away from being law.

    The Biggest NJ Court Decisions Of 2015: Midyear Report

    The U.S. Supreme Court has already left its mark on 2015, but the New Jersey Supreme Court has issued several heavyweight opinions of its own, from allowing Gov. Chris Christie to cut more than $1 billion in pension funding to cementing potential new hurdles for discrimination and whistleblower plaintiffs. Here are seven state appellate decisions that attorneys say will have a significant impact.

    7th Circ. Won't Boost Visteon's $1.8M ERISA Penalty

    The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday refused to increase a $1.8 million penalty imposed on Visteon Corp. in a class action over the auto parts supplier’s failure to notify laid-off employees of important health insurance information in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, ruling the plaintiffs filed their appeal months too late.