If you have the brightest minds in an industry on your payroll, you obviously don’t want to lose them to competitors. But you probably don’t want to make your employees angry enough that they’ll bring an antitrust lawsuit against you.
When was the last time you saw a plaintiffs’ lawyer seeking to represent a class argue that the class couldn’t be certified? Readers might wonder whether this is a trick question.
“He who is accused of sorcery should never be acquitted, unless the malice of the prosecutor be clearer than the sun; for it is so difficult to bring full proof of this secret crime, that out of a million witches not one would be convicted if the usual course were followed!”
On March 31, 2014 Judge Edward J. Davila in the Northern District of California partially dismissed a lawsuit against Whole Foods Market alleging misleading labeling of its in-house “Everyday Value” products.
The EEOC has recently made policing employers’ use of credit checks on employees a big priority of theres. But, it hasn’t gone well for the commission. It didn’t go well when they sued Kaplan Education for their use of credit checks as a hiring screen—and it really didn’t go well when they decided to appeal the decision.
On April 15, 2014, in the case Caldera v. The J.M. Smucker Co., CV 12-4936-GHK, J.M. (C.D. Cal.), Smucker Company (“Defendant”) defeated the plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a case challenging the labels on Defendant’s Crisco shortening and Uncrustables food products.
Deciding yet another discovery battle in Wellens v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Case No. 3:13-CV-00581 (N.D. Cal. April 11, 2014), the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has shut down defendant’s request to secure discovery regarding the 17 opt-in putative class members.
Things seem to be going from bad to worse for defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Have you ever heard of the local action doctrine? The distinction between local and transitory actions? If you’re a lawyer, you might have heard something about this in law school.
College athletes are slowly inching towards their right to get paid after a California district judge ruled against the NCAA’s attempt to end an antitrust lawsuit over licensing.