Many employers, particularly in the hospitality industry, pay tipped employees less than the minimum wage.
Expanding the Defense of Ordinary Course and Widening the Range of Acceptable Payments During the Historical Period
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Unsecured Creditors Committee of Sparrer Sausage Co., Inc. v. Jason’s Foods, Inc., 2016 WL 3213090 (7th Cir. June 10, 2016) expanded the scope of the ordinary course defense in a bankruptcy preference action.
In a town that is no stranger to landmark hospital merger cases, last month a Chicago federal judge denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) motion for a preliminary injunction to temporarily block a merger between 13-hospital Advocate Health Care and four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem, both located in the city’s northern suburbs. Judge Jorge Alonso’s much-awaited, but ultimately simple, to-the-point decision, finding that the FTC had not carried its burden of defining a relevant geographic market, is currently on appeal to the Seventh Circuit.
In Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp., the Seventh Circuit held that arbitration agreements that prohibit class or collective actions by employees are illegal and unenforceable under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
In a case that we reported on earlier this year, last month, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an Indiana district court’s grant of summary judgment to the Fort Wayne public transit system, Citilink, holding that the transit company’s rejection of an advertisement for a healthcare organization was unreasonable in light of Citilink’s advertising policy.
Seventh Circuit Cuts Through First Amendment Forum Jargon and Issues Robust Defense of Free Expression
Like many cities across the country, Fort Wayne, Indiana raises money through advertisements that it sells on the inside and outside of the buses it operates.
It is relatively rare when a Circuit Court issues an opinion on the preference defenses under section 547(c) of the Bankruptcy Code.
On May 26, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation, another case evaluating the NLRB’s position that class-waiver provisions in arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act.
Federal Appellate Court Declares “Language of the Policy is King” in Affirming Application of Contract Exclusion
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a trial court’s ruling that, under Illinois law, a contract exclusion applied to preclude coverage for a claim stemming from an insured’s failure to pay its contractor because all of the claimant’s causes of action arose from its contract contract with the insured.