The Daily Fantasy Sports industry has been under siege over the past several months as several states’ Attorneys General seek to have online fantasy sports contests classified as “illegal gambling” and banned under state law.
Nearly two years after Waffle House Inc. employee Carrie Harris filed an unfair labor practices charge, the Georgia-based breakfast chain was unable to butter up the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Court in BP Oil Spill Litigation Denies Standing for Special Purpose Entities Created Solely for Litigation
A January 4, 2016 opinion in the Southern District of Texas by Judge Keith Ellison (“Op.”) in the In re: BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation, has taken up the issue of whether plaintiffs can properly assign their claims to entities created solely for the purpose of litigating those claims.
In our previous blog post in 2014, we had reported the Ontario Superior Court in Ramdath v George Brown College had granted the first award of aggregate damages following a common issues trial in 2014.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.’s former practice of charging more for broker price opinions (BPOs) than it paid for them could lead to class liability, a federal court in California ruled last month.
EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc. is a key case for all employers.
Is Your Website Accessible to the Blind and Visually Impaired? Plaintiffs’ Firms and the Department of Justice Are Taking Notice
For years, we have been documenting the rise in wage/hour class action lawsuits and precautionary steps your organization may take to mitigate the risks and liability inherent in those claims.
On February 1, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a consumer class action alleging that Kohl’s Department Stores advertises false sale prices.
Property Insurance Diminution in Value Class Action: Georgia Federal Court Dismisses Declaratory Judgment Claim
A while back, I wrote about a Georgia Supreme Court decision, Royal Capital Development LLC v. Maryland Casualty Co., that held that diminution in value of real property is potentially covered under a property insurance policy, in addition to the costs of repairs (see my June 6, 2012 blog post).
One of our favorite topics is hindsight bias. It’s the human tendency to believe that a particular outcome was foreseeable (or even inevitable) – but only when the game is already over and the final score is known.