Last week, in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.,the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to answer the question of whether an employer is required to accommodate an employee who is unable to perform the essential functions of her job due to pregnancy-related restrictions.
We have written previously about FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., currently pending in federal district court in New Jersey, and its potential significance for data security class actions.
A significant development in Canada has been the increased number of prosecutions of securities class actions following or in parallel with regulatory proceedings. In the last few years, there have been several cases which have shed light on the interplay between securities class actions and regulatory investigations and/or settlements.
The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi v. IndyMac MBS, Inc., a case that has significant implications for securities class actions and the efficient operation of the federal courts.
Mark Twain famously said that “there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.” A recent decision by the California Supreme Court provides a good example of why.