U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit News

Labor Department's pursuit of pastor who ran restaurant 'troubling,' Sixth Circuit says; Restaurant closed after district court ruling

By John Breslin | Apr 30, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A pastor and his church will not have to pay hundreds of thousands in back pay to congregants who volunteered to work at a restaurant he operated in Ohio following a federal appeals court ruling.

Federal courts taking another look at transgender individuals' rights under Title VII

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 30, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Seemingly at odds with some recent activities by the federal Department of Justice, federal circuit courts in various parts of the country seem poised to take a new look at various kinds of gender and gender-identity discrimination.

Sixth Circuit decision opens the door for local right-to-work laws

By Heather Doyle | Jan 12, 2017

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeal's court’s decision to uphold a Kentucky county’'s right-to-work ordinance and restrict labor unions' roles in the workplace could motivate other local governments to fight for right-to-work legislation, and may have been the push for Kentucky to become the 27th state to enact a state-wide, right-to-work law.

Sixth Circuit backs Kentucky county's right-to-work ordinance; Illinois advocates look on with crossed fingers

By Taryn Phaneuf | Dec 6, 2016

To stop the flow of manufacturing jobs out of Illinois, policy experts and reformers in the state, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, have pointed to enacting right-to-work laws that seem to do the trick in nearby states, such as Michigan and Indiana.

Cyber security expert: More companies require ‘reasonable security’

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 2, 2016

DENVER (Legal Newsline) -- David Willson, a retired Army officer, attorney and currently owner of Titan Info Security Group, travels the country, educating CEOs and executives on how to assess and protect their companies from data breaches, which have become increasingly common in recent years.

Brief questions if plaintiffs in class action suits are being treated fairly

By Dee Thompson | Nov 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A friend-of-the court brief recently filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Joshua Blackman v. Amber Gascho asks if it is fair for attorneys in class action settlements to receive more in fees than the class members receive in settlement.

State AGs ask U.S. SC to review lawyer payout in class action settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 28, 2016

The original dispute involved allegations of consumer fraud over gym membership contracts with fitness club company Global Fitness Holdings LLC. In particular, plaintiffs alleged that between 2006 and 2012, the company sold memberships and incorrectly charged fees pertaining to cancellation, facility maintenance and personal-training contracts.

Sixth Circuit denies rehearing in Nationwide data breach class actions

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 25, 2016

Nationwide Insurance filed a motion for rehearing en banc, or a rehearing by the full court, after a majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with the plaintiffs last month, saying it would be “unreasonable” to expect customers to wait for “actual misuse.”

Sixth Circuit sides with plaintiffs in data breach class actions, says it would be ‘unreasonable’ for customers to wait for misuse

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 26, 2016

Mohammad Galaria and Anthony Hancox brought their class actions, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, respectively, after hackers breached Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s computer network in October 2012 and stole their personal information, along with more than 1 million others.

Sixth Circuit: Tendering funds to class action plaintiff still doesn’t moot case

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 3, 2016

The federal appeals court was forced to take up a question the U.S. Supreme Court declined to answer in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez.

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