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Williams Mullen: Corporate Spin-Off, New Retirement Plan Did Not Violate Employees’ Rights Under ERISA
Posted on 16 Feb 2012 by Williams Mullen

Nauman v. Abbott Laboratories , No. 10-2272 (7th Cir. February 3, 2012) B y Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a trial judgment against a class of former employees of Abbott Laboratories... Read More

High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal Of Ruling On Government Workers' Age Discrimination Claims
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 18 agreed to hear the appeal of a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that state and local government employees may bring age discrimination claims directly under the Equal Protection... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 3rd Time The Charm For 'Copycat' Class Action
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Sarah T. Reise In a decision sure to encourage the practice of filing of "copycat" class actions, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a class was properly certified even though other two judges in the same federal district... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Cherry-Picking: 7th Cir. Criticizes Lawyers' Summary-Judgment Practice
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Thomas L. Shriner Jr. Two weeks ago, in an order given wide publicity nationally, federal District Judge Mark Bennett of the Northern District of Iowa issued sanctions in Security National Bank v. Abbott Laboratories , addressing what Judge Bennett... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 2 Federal Circuit Courts Weigh In Ahead Of Gomez
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

Just two months before the U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez , two federal circuit court panels have ruled on jurisdictional issues presented in the case. Both the Seventh Circuit in Chapman v. First Index, Inc. [ enhanced... Read More

Keller And Heckman LLP: 7th Circuit Affirms Federal Law Barred Non-Identical State Law Food Labeling Requirements
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On October 17, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Turek v. General Mills, Inc. and Kellogg Co. , No. 10-3267, Slip op. (7th Cir. October 17, 2011), by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: 3rd Circuit Joins 7th, 9th Circuits Holding That Federal Common Law Standard For Successor Liability Applies To FLSA Claims
Posted on 9 Apr 2014 by Abbey Spanier

Last week, the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision holding that the federal common law standard for successor liability is applicable to claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act [ enhanced opinion available to subscribers ... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: U.S. Solicitor General May Take Part In RadLAX Arguments
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 2 granted the U.S. solicitor general leave to participate in oral arguments in a case in which a creditor bank argues that the Bankruptcy Code precludes confirmation of a hotel chain's... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: A Jurisdictional Twist: 7th Cir. Holds That District Court Had Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Federal Claim and Original Jurisdiction Over State Claim
Posted on 14 Jul 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Eric G. Pearson There’s nothing inherently unique about the substantive issues in Burzlaff v. Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc. , No. 13-2520 (July 10, 2014) , a decision released [July 10] by the Seventh Circuit [ enhanced opinion available... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Moldy Washer Ruling In Light Of Comcast
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 3 granted a petition for writ of certiorari in the appeal of a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision to overturn denial of class certification in a suit over mold growth in certain... Read More