See No Harassment, Hear No Harassment? Not Anymore: the Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third-Party Harassment.

Employers may risk peril if they ignore third-party harassment claims.  In Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp., No 13-1481, 2014 WL 1678422 (4th Cir. April 29, 2014), the Fourth Circuit recently ruled that a negligence standard applies to third-party harassment claims under Title VII.

Fourth Circuit Rules That Dodd-Frank’s Ban On Predispute Arbitration Agreements Does Not Invalidate Entire Arbitration Agreement

In its recent decision in Santoro v. Accenture Federal Services, LLC [pdf], the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has joined the Fifth Circuit [pdf] in narrowly interpreting the prohibition against predispute arbitration agreements in the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank”) — and employers can breathe a further sigh of relief.

Louisiana Fourth Circuit Offers Clarification On the Role of Pharmaceutical Labeling and Package Inserts in Medical Malpractice Litigation: Deviation from Manufacturer Dosage Instructions is Not Ipso Facto Evidence of Breach

By | Louisiana Law Blog | April 7, 2014

The effect of a physician’s decision to deviate from the pharmaceutical company’s dosage instructions contained in a drug’s FDA approved package insert has been a recurring issue in medical malpractice litigation with many claimants contending that any deviation from the manufacturer’s instructions constitutes malpractice. In a recent case the Louisiana Fourth Circuit has now specifically rejected that theory.