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LexisNexis® eBooks + Research At = A Powerful Combination
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

When it comes to electronic publications, we know that you want to get "more than just the book." You want added value. As part of our continuing effort to deliver added value, LexisNexis® is working to incorporate active links from citation... Read More

Exorbitant Costs Imposed By E-Discovery Another Factor In Wage And Hour Litigation
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by Jon Hyman

I've written before about the high risks companies face from wage and hour class/collective lawsuits ( here's one example ). Here's another factor to consider: the exorbitant costs imposed by e-discovery and employers' obligations to preserve... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Federal Court Ruling In Pa. Narrows Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Robert R. Baron, Jr., David S. Fryman, Corinne Militello, and Philip N. Yannella A Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge has tossed an employer’s claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), holding that the CFAA does not extend to... Read More

Whistleblower Update 2013 — What You Need To Know — Complimentary CLE Webinar
Posted on 25 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Recent amendments to a number of whistleblower laws and the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act have made maintaining a whistleblower claim easier for employees in many cases. On February 13, 2013, at 2 P.M. ET , LexisNexis® presents Whistleblower Update... Read More

Williams Mullen: 4th Circuit Adopts More Demanding Test For Exercise Of Objective Prudence By Retirement Plan Fiduciaries
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw In the latest ruling in a long-running battle arising from company stock fund divestments, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has underscored the importance of procedural prudence in the management... Read More

DLA Piper: $185 Million Punitive Damages for Pregnancy Discrimination: What Led to the Largest Single-Plaintiff Employment Award?
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by DLA Piper

By: Joseph Domenick Guarino and Kevin Connelly Rosario Juarez worked at AutoZone but now can buy 1 percent of its total market capitalization. Juarez began as a retail salesperson in San Diego in 2000. She was promoted to Parts Sales Manager but... Read More

Supreme Court To Hear FLSA Lawsuit Over What Constitutes 'Changing Clothes'
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C.-(Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 agreed to hear the appeal of a class lawsuit over what constitutes "changing clothes" under Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act ( Clifton Sandifer, et al. v. United... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Dispute Over Taxing Severance Payments
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Severance payments fall within the Federal Insurance Contributions Act’s (FICA) definition of wages and are taxable, Assistant to the Solicitor General Eric J. Feigin told the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 14... Read More

LeClairRyan: Trial Court Dismisses Negligent Hiring, Retention Claims Against Motor Carrier
Posted on 24 Feb 2014 by LeClairRyan

A New Hampshire trial court recently ruled that negligent hiring and retention claims asserted against a motor carrier on behalf of persons seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident are redundant of the motor carrier's vicarious liability and... Read More

Williams Mullen:Court Holds that Erroneous Advice about Medical Benefits Coverage Can Expose Plans to Liability
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw In Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc. , No. 11-1560 (June 13, 2013) [ Enhanced opinion available to subscribers], the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the scope of equitable remedies available... Read More

AbbeySpanier LLP: Court Certifies Class Of Rite Aid Store Managers Under Rule 23
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Abbey Spanier

A former Rite Aid store manager filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York alleging that Rite Aid failed to pay its store managers overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (the... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: JPMorgan Loses Bid to Prohibit Class Arbitrations
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Abbey Spanier

A California federal judge denied JPMorgan’s motion to compel arbitration on an individual basis. Two former JPMorgan employees filed a class action complaint alleging violations of state and federal labor laws on behalf of JPMorgan appraisers.... Read More