Circuit courts do not frequently address issues of costs at the district court level.
I read an article about a trademark/copyright lawsuit in Puerto Rico over the “Pechu Sandwich” which is a sandwich sold by Church’s Chicken on the island.
As reported in Law 360 and other outlets, the First Circuit has ruled that a chicken sandwich, no matter how amazingly delicious it may be, cannot be copyrighted.
In Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc., No. 13-3535 (3d Cir. August 26, 2015), the Third Circuit became the latest Court to require benefit denial letters to include a notification of the plan’s limitations period for bringing suit.
Second Circuit Holds That Parties May Not Voluntarily Settle Claims Under the FLSA with Prejudice Without Judicial or DOL Approval
In Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc. et als., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that parties may not privately settle claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) with prejudice (which forecloses a future lawsuit), without court approval or United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) supervision.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which, as we’ve reported, has been litigated a fair amount in the Sixth Circuit in recent years, was under scrutiny again last week in Hill v. Homeward Residential, Inc.
Are cheerleading uniforms truly cheerleading uniforms without the stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks? That is the question that strikes at the heart of this appeal.
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds USDOL’s Revised Regulations On the “Companionship Exemption” Under the FLSA
On August 21, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s revisions to the “companionship exemption” under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and reversed two decisions issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that struck down those revisions.
Many readers probably remember Edwards v. First American Financial Corp. for its ill-fated journey to the U.S. Supreme Court.