Three former college athletes are the latest to file a class action lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), asserting the NCAA and its 11 conferences collectively share “monopsony” over college athletes.
Conceptually the loss-of-a chance doctrine recently reaffirmed in Rash v. Providence Health & Services appears to make sense.
In a decision issued on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that employees are not entitled to compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for the time they spend waiting to undergo, and actually do undergo, security screenings.
A continuing theme this year relates to the approach by the courts to awarding legal costs to a successful party.Courts have sent mixed signals on the extent to which a party can recover costs at various stages of a class proceeding.
On December 8, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted defendant Dole’s motion for summary judgment of the plaintiff’s false labeling claims in Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC.