On November 24, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (which hears appeals from federal district courts in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) issued a precedential opinion addressing when and whether an employer must pay an employee for meal periods.
Exploiting loopholes in Internet users’ cookie-blocking settings while claiming to protect them from cookies is a serious and deceitful invasion of privacy, the Third Circuit held November 10.
Today, we continue our Justice-by-Justice review of the question patterns of the Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Broadcasters challenging the FCC’s 2010 quadrennial media ownership order (or lack thereof) are now facing their third time presenting arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
State Lands Commission’s CEQA Review of SF Bay/Delta Sand Mining Project Approval is Adequate, but Fails to Fulfill Obligation to Consider Public Trust Doctrine
The First District Court of Appeal held the California State Lands Commission’s (“CSLC”) EIR for a project involving the lease of sovereign lands beneath San Francisco Bay for private dredge mining of sand complied with CEQA; however, it partially reversed the trial court’s judgment denying a writ because the record failed to demonstrate CSLC’s compliance with the public trust doctrine.
The Supreme Court Clarifies the Role and Nature of the “prudence” Test in Canadian Utility Regulation
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its highly anticipated decisions on utility regulation in Ontario Energy Board v. Ontario Power Generation Inc., 2015 SCC 44 (noted as an Appeal to Watch in 2015 here) and ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. v. Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2015 SCC 45.
Second Circuit Affirms Applicability of Lower Limit On Liability Pursuant to Endorsement; No Bad Faith Claim
Applying New York law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that a claim against a broker-dealer was subject to a $1 million limit on liability, rejecting the insured’s argument that the claim was subject to a $7.5 million limit.
Last week, we resumed our Justice-by-Justice look at the patterns of questions in oral argument, searching for evidence as to whether questioning signals a Justice’s likely vote and whether or not he or she is writing an opinion.
Last week, in a diversity jurisdiction case, the Sixth Circuit analyzed Texas law to identify the relationship among three separate categories of business information: (1) trade secrets, (2) contractually protected confidential information, and (3) general skills and knowledge.