In a recent ruling in David v. Signal Int’l, LLC, No. 2:08-CV-01220 (E.D. La. Jan. 28, 2015), Judge Susie Morgan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held that punitive damages could be awarded in actions brought under the Trafficking Victim Protection Act (“TVPA”) even though the TVPA does not explicitly provide for such damages.
Securities litigation headlines are dominated by mega-cases. But the majority of securities class actions are brought against smaller companies.
On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Mach Mining L.L.C. v. E.E.O.C. As we reported previously, this case raises fundamental questions concerning the EEOC’s duty to seek to resolve discrimination charges “by informal methods of conference, conciliation, and persuasion.”
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) governs an online operator’s collection of personal information from children, i.e., those under 13 years of age.
Both in-house and outside counsel can learn valuable lessons from In re General Motors, a recently-issued federal opinion on the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine.
Ding-Dong, Yard-Man is Dead! Supreme Court Decision in Tackett a Huge Win for Employers in the Retiree Healthcare Arena
On Monday, a unanimous United States Supreme Court issued its decision in M & G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, Supreme Court Case No. 13-101, vacating and remanding the Sixth Circuit’s holding that a group of retirees was entitled to lifetime healthcare benefits per the terms of various collective bargaining agreements.
Provisions to make notice of class certification cheaper and more effective are welcome, but they should also focus on making it more accessible once it arrives.
For several years now we’ve been trying to spread the word to the legal community that a great many people who hold themselves out as scientists, including more than a few who’ve published papers in the most prestigious peer reviewed journals around, aren’t really doing science.
It has been the best of times for Canadian class action plaintiffs: an unprecedented level of attention from Canada’s top court has affirmed Canada’s relatively low evidentiary threshold at certification.
The Supreme Court’s Denial of Certiorari in Iskanian Only Hardens the Federal-state Divide Over PAGA Claims
The divide continues between California and federal law on whether an arbitration agreement can entirely waive an employee’s ability to seek classwide or multiparty representational relief.