Cell phones on airplanes? Everybody seems to have an opinion about the FCC’s proposal (about which we reported last month) – and it seems to be the same opinion across the board.
Yesterday, Judge Anita Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who oversees the consolidated NFL concussion litigation, issued an order denying preliminary approval to the $760 million (not including class action or MDL attorney’s fees) settlement reached last fall and detailed in a filing earlier this month.
Yesterday, a suspected “patent troll” filed suit in Texas federal court against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the FTC unlawfully interfered with its constitutional right to identify and seek redress for patent infringement.
One hot area of data privacy litigation over the past several years has been data breach class actions brought under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”), which provides that a person may recover $1,000 “nominal” damages against a healthcare provider who has negligently “released” the person’s medical information.
Public agencies are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), a federal law that regulates payment of wages. Under FLSA certain employees are “exempt,” meaning they are not entitled to be paid overtime.
In a notable criminal case, the Sixth Circuit yesterday affirmed the conviction of Umar Abdulmutallab, the individual who sought to detonate an explosive device on a Northwest Airlines Flight 253, earning him the label the “Underwear Bomber.”
In 2014, restaurants and other employers in the hospitality industry will be subject to new IRS reporting and withholding rules relating to automatic tips charged to large groups of patrons.
When state attorneys general file suits to seek monetary recoveries based on claimed injuries to private citizens, those lawsuits look like, walk like, and quack like class actions. In fact, in most of these so-called “parens patriae” cases, the same private plaintiffs’ lawyers that bring private class actions are retained to represent states in exchange for the potential to garner substantial attorneys’ fees.
Ma (Labs) Knows Best—California Court Uses Comcast to Reject Certification of an Off-the-Clock Claim
California is bringing Comcast home—last week, California employers were the beneficiary of some down-home wisdom coming out of San Francisco.
In 2010 young Atlanta-area attorney Michael Rothenberg was a man full of big dreams; if he could win a seat on DeKalb County’s Superior Court, he’d be a big wig with a big robe and an even bigger salary.