Rise of the Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer

Rise of the Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer

As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Texas federal district court judge dismissed the individual and class claims of that plaintiff.

Federal Court Upholds FTC’s Authority to Bring Enforcement Actions Over Data-Security Standards; Will Class Actions Follow?

Already, 2014 has been an eventful year in the world of data breaches and cybersecurity. In addition to a flurry of litigation over high-profile breaches at the start of the year, the National Institute for Standards and Technology released its long-anticipated Cybersecurity Framework.

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Evidence Must Be Submitted with Notice of Removal

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co., LLC v. Owens, No. 13-719 (docket).  The question presented is:

Whether a defendant seeking removal to federal court is required to include evidence supporting federal jurisdiction in the notice of removal, or is alleging the required “short and plain statement of the grounds for removal” enough?