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Defendant defeats class certification, closes case with payment

Alan Goforth Apr. 26, 2016, 1:35pm

NEW YORK – Courts can close a lawsuit brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) after the plaintiff has made an offer, a federal judge for the Southern District of New York ruled on March 17.

NLRB, Fifth Circuit again disagree about class and collective action waivers

Alan Goforth Apr. 4, 2016, 12:56pm

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans continue to be at odds over employment arbitration provisions that contain class and collective waivers.

Seventh Circuit shoots down 'bounty hunter' claim

Alan Goforth Mar. 29, 2016, 8:55am

The federal appeals court, in January, affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a qui tam lawsuit against two companies, Medline and Tutera Group.

CEI attorney cites chilling effect of state investigations of ExxonMobil

Alan Goforth Mar. 29, 2016, 8:28am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is not pleased that ExxonMobil questions the impact of global warming and that it donates to think tanks that occasionally challenge conventional wisdom.

Fifth Circuit: Rehabilitation Act allows discrimination suits against independent government contractors

Alan Goforth Mar. 22, 2016, 2:40pm

In a case involving a San Antonio plaintiff, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that employees can sue independent government contractors for discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Mars uses different approach as Nestle, but also wins dismissal of forced labor lawsuit

Alan Goforth Mar. 22, 2016, 2:29pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Candy maker Mars Inc. is not required to disclose possible supplier violations of forced and child labor law violations on packaging at the point of sale, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled.