The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Southern District of New York to disqualify Fair Laboratory Practices Associates (FLPA) from its qui tam suit against Quest Diagnostics (Quest) and Unilab Corporation (Unilab) because the FLPA used confidential information provided by Unilab’s former general counsel, Mark Bibi.
Can a class settlement that is entered into Ontario, and that purports to be inter-provincial in effect, be enforced in Manitoba? The answer – as a recent Manitoba Court of Appeal decision makes clear — entails a two-step analysis.
A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit took the unusual step of reversing an arbitrator’s award in favor of an ex-employee, finding that the arbitrator’s award was in “manifest disregard” of the law.
It is looking like our prediction that Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc. would settle before the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument was accurate. Late yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the parties have reached a tentative settlement.
Our previews of the newest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court’s docket continue with Garlick v. Madigan, a unpublished decision from Division One of the First District which poses this interesting question: is a government entity required to treat a private citizen and a media outlet the same for purposes of requests under the state Freedom of Information Act?