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Yoga instructors determined to be independent contractors by New York's highest court

Abbi White Nov. 2, 2016, 3:06pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The New York Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 25 that some of a yoga studio's instructors are independent contractors, and not employees entitled to certain benefits.

Tenn. senator: Former prosecutor Haag overzealous in failed case against FedEx

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2016, 2:42pm

While the U.S. Attorney’s Office has said its internal review of the FedEx case isn’t meant to assign blame, attorneys for FedEx contend U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors ignored evidence that the company tried to cooperate with the federal agency.

Attorney offers 'cynical' view of independent contractor litigation in the sharing economy

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2016, 1:30pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Sharing economy litigation such as the misclassification lawsuit filed in June against Grubhub is more about governments and predatory plaintiffs than anything inevitable in cooperative consumerism, an Ohio attorney opined during a recent interview.

Calif. firm makes name defending FedEx against DOJ's 'epic failure'

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 15, 2016, 8:34am

Arguedas Cassman & Headley LLP, in Berkeley, California, successfully defended FedEx Corporation against the Department of Justice over charges that the Memphis-based global courier conspired to transport illegal prescription drugs. Last month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office moved to dismiss the indictment.

Attorney: DOJ's pursuit of Post Office's competitors shows hypocrisy of administration

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 15, 2016, 8:34am

The USPS, which provides similar delivery services as FedEx and UPS, is highly unlikely to be pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice for its possible role in transporting illegal prescription drugs. Legal experts point to the Post Office’s poor financial health and the federal government’s reluctance to enforce rules against themselves.

Calif. federal judge grants U.S. DOJ’s motion to dismiss FedEx case; government still mum on reasons for abrupt end to litigation

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 6, 2016, 2:01pm

The Memphis-based global courier maintained its innocence since being indicted by the Justice Department in 2014, refusing to settle. The government, which alleged FedEx transported illegal prescription drugs, decided to drop the case less than a week after a bench trial began last month.

Lawsuit claims FedEx made unsolicited calls

Robbie Hargett Apr. 12, 2016, 7:43pm

An Illinois resident is suing a shipping and delivery company over claims it made unauthorized calls to consumers' telephones.

Calif.-based IpVenture sues FedEx over second tracking patent

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 6, 2014, 8:30am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A California-based company this week filed a lawsuit against FedEx, claiming the global delivery service courier is infringing on another one of its tracking patents.

N.Y. AG sues FedEx for $70M over shipment of cigarettes

Bryan Cohen Apr. 2, 2014, 2:15pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $70 million lawsuit on Monday against Federal Express Corporation for allegedly shipping close to 80 million contraband cigarettes illegally to consumers throughout the state.

Cuomo files suit against FedEx

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 26, 2010, 12:26pm

Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo is suing Federal Express' ground package delivery unit, alleging it is violating state labor laws.

U.S. discrimination complaints rise to record level

Chris Rizo Mar. 11, 2009, 4:56pm

Stuart Ishimaru WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Discrimination claims filed last year with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rose to their highest level in the agency's history, officials said.

Blumenthal to post office: Stop delivering cigarettes

John O'Brien Apr. 25, 2008, 2:00pm

Blumenthal WASHINGTON, D.C. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's latest problem with the tobacco industry is with Internet sellers.

Tobacco transport case argued before U.S. SC

John O'Brien Nov. 28, 2007, 1:37pm

Rowe WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday from Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe's office and several motor transport associations over a 2003 state law that concerning online tobacco sales.