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Split U.S. Supreme Court Says Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Are Not Owed Overtime
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A pharmaceutical sales representative, or detailer, falls under the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) definition of an "outside salesman" and is not owed overtime compensation, a split U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

Divided 9th Circuit Allows Gender Bias Class To Proceed
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by David Eldreth

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) In a 6-5 vote, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 26 allowed claims that the nation's largest retailer discriminated against female employees solely based on their gender to proceed as a class action lawsuit... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: District Court Extends Cost-Shifting to Pre-Certification Discovery in Class Action
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

by Carl G. Roberts and Maura E. McKenna A concern that discovery burdens can "force [a] party to succumb to a settlement that is based on the cost of litigation rather than the merits of the case" has led to several significant decisions... Read More