Workers' Compensation

    • 23 Aug 2019

    FilmOn Exec Challenges Atty To Fight, Is Sanctioned Again

    Billionaire Alki David took a combative turn on the witness stand Friday, rebutting allegations he sexually harassed a former employee in an intense day that included the FilmOn founder challenging one of his accuser's attorneys to a fight and being ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    8th Circ. Reopens Suit Over Same-Sex Wedding Videos

    A Minnesota media company can seek an injunction blocking state regulators from enforcing a public accommodations law that protects gay people from bias if they refuse to shoot video of gay weddings, the Eighth Circuit ruled Friday. ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    No 'Rubber Stamp' For Taylor Farm's $5.3M Don-Doff Deal

    A California federal judge on Thursday declined to approve a $5.3 million proposed settlement resolving claims Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. didn’t pay employees for time spent donning and doffing equipment, finding the agreement lacks key details and noting ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Feds Attack Huawei's Bid To Dodge Trade Secret Theft Case

    Prosecutors have urged a Seattle federal judge to reject Huawei's bid to skirt criminal charges alleging the Chinese chipmaker stole trade secrets from T-Mobile, saying Huawei's claim that it is the victim of a politically motivated prosecution ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Ex-NFLers Ask 9th Circ. To Save Painkiller Suit Once Again

    Former players who accused the NFL of maintaining a policy of using painkillers to get players back on the field without regard for their long-term health are asking the Ninth Circuit to revive their lawsuit once again, arguing a California federal judge ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Title VII Doesn't Ban LGBT Bias, High Court Hears

    Opponents of expanding Title VII to cover LGBT workers told the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of a Friday amicus brief deadline that a broad reading of the statute by the justices will lead to the violation of free speech rights for those who believe that ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Wamart Bias Accusers Seek Redo Over Withheld Evidence

    Three veterans of the landmark Walmart v. Dukes class action asked a Florida federal judge to rethink a recent order tossing their nearly 20-year-old claims against Walmart, saying the retailer hamstrung their case by refusing to turn over key evidence ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Attys Suing Jones Day Say 'Black Box' System Hurts Women

    Female lawyers suing Jones Day told a D.C. federal court that the firm was wrong to say their discrimination and retaliation claims should be thrown out, arguing the proposed class action has sufficiently supported its argument that the firm's culture ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Ex-Texans Security Staffer Says He Was Stiffed On Overtime

    A former Houston Texans employee has hit the NFL team with a suit claiming he was routinely required to work overnight before games but was never paid overtime, a move that comes just two months after he sued the Texans for allegedly firing him because ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    6th Circ. Snuffs Ex-GM Truckers' Contract Row With UAW

    The Sixth Circuit on Friday rejected a long-running suit from drivers for General Motors' former trucking division claiming their labor union and the company cut them a raw deal during GM's restructuring a decade ago that foisted low salaries ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    What Calif. Justices' Anti-SLAPP Ruling Means For Employers

    The California Supreme Court's recent anti-SLAPP opinion in Wilson v. CNN overturned decisions of several courts of appeal that said employees' retaliation or bias claims cannot be dismissed via the state's anti-SLAPP statute, rearming employers ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    BNSF Can't Undo EEOC's Disability Bias Win, High Court Told

    A job applicant told the U.S. Supreme Court that the Ninth Circuit correctly found that BNSF Railway Co. illegally rescinded his job offer after he declined to pay for his own MRI, rejecting the railroad’s claim that there was no disability bias toward ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    USI Suit Claiming Spilled Secrets Can't Fly In Pa., Insurer Says

    Insurance provider Brown & Brown Inc. told a Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday that a lack of any clear link to the Keystone State doomed a lawsuit accusing one of its executives of violating confidentiality provisions of his employment agreement ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    BREAKING: Labor Board Limits Non-Employee Leafleting

    Employers can bar non-employees from leafleting on their premises even if the demonstrating workers work for an on-site contractor, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday in a split, precedent-shifting ruling on a protest by the San Antonio Symphony ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Pittsburgh Paper Could NIx Insurance Hikes, NLRB Says

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did not violate federal labor law by refusing to chip in more for workers' insurance after a series of union contracts expired, the National Labor Relations Board said Thursday in an order that reversed an agency judge's ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Attys Off Hook For Client’s Lie In Omni Hotels Age Bias Row

    A Texas federal judge has tossed Omni Hotels’ attempt to sanction the attorneys of a woman found to have lied in her age discrimination case against the company, ruling that her lawyers weren’t complicit when she hid a previous age bias suit in discovery ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    Awaiting Answers On A Post-Bristol-Myers Class Question

    Appellate courts will soon have an opportunity to weigh in on whether the U.S. Supreme Court's 2017 personal jurisdiction opinion in Bristol-Myers applies to unnamed class members. Consensus on the issue will establish greater predictability for defendants ...read more
    • 23 Aug 2019

    FilmOn Exec Squares Off Against Sex Harassment Accuser

    FilmOn founder Alki David faced off in court Thursday against a former employee accusing him of sexual harassment, with the self-represented billionaire cross-examining his accuser in a blitz of angry and sarcastic questions that drew dozens of objections ...read more
    • 22 Aug 2019

    Ford Defeats Cert. Bid In Sex Harassment Class Action

    An Illinois federal judge on Thursday refused to certify a class of female Ford employees at two Chicago-area plants who claim they endured pervasive sexual harassment, saying the experiences of each individual class member varies too greatly for their ...read more
    • 22 Aug 2019

    DoorDash Drives Another Misclassification Row To Arbitration

    A California worker who says DoorDash broke state and federal labor laws by misclassifying him as an independent contractor so it could pay him less must arbitrate his claims, a California federal judge ruled Thursday, nearly a year after the popular ...read more
    • 22 Aug 2019

    BNSF Can't Scrap Race Bias Verdict, But $1.54M Award Is Cut

    An Illinois federal judge on Thursday rejected BNSF Railway Co.'s attempt to overturn a jury's verdict finding the company fired an African-American conductor because of his race, but ruled the conductor must accept a reduction in his $1.54 million ...read more
    • 22 Aug 2019

    NFL Player Calls Audible In Hail Mary Concussion Deal Appeal

    The closely watched appeal of a retired NFL player's claim denial in the concussion settlement has taken a left turn, with the player asking the Third Circuit to hold off on his case while he gives the federal judge overseeing the controversial deal ...read more
    • 22 Aug 2019

    LAPD Officer Wins $1M Jury Verdict In Disability Bias Case

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been awarded $1 million by a California jury in his suit alleging that the city discriminated against him after he injured his knee. ...read more
    • 22 Aug 2019

    9th Circ. Says Home Care Workers Can Sue LA County For OT

    The Ninth Circuit dealt a potentially costly blow to Los Angeles County on Thursday, saying state immunity doesn’t shield the county from a proposed collective action for unpaid overtime brought by home-care providers and striking a trial court decision ...read more
    • 22 Aug 2019

    Philadelphia Controller Dodges Political Firing Suit

    Philadelphia Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, who was swept into office two years ago on a promise that she would stand up to the city’s Democratic Party establishment, has dodged claims that she harbored political motivations when she fired three relatives ...read more