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  • February 05, 2024

    Constangy Brings On CDF Labor Law Atty In Orange County

    Labor and employment firm Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP is growing its California team, announcing Friday it is bringing on a CDF Labor Law litigator as a partner in its Orange County office in Costa Mesa.

  • February 02, 2024

    3 Arguments, Hearings Benefits Attys Should Watch In Feb.

    This month, the Fifth Circuit will hear a battle over the arbitration process for challenging surprise medical bills, the Federal Circuit will referee a NASA worker's bid to get his military leave suit back on track, and Clorox will try to sink a 401(k) forfeitures class action. Here are three court dates benefits attorneys might want to add to their calendars.

  • February 02, 2024

    NCAA Hoopster Reinstated As Judge Questions Transfer Rule

    A New Jersey federal judge late Friday reinstated a Rutgers basketball player whom the NCAA had suspended for 15 games, ruling that the organization cannot keep him off the court using a now prohibited transfer eligibility rule and that he had shown that doing so would cause him irreparable harm.

  • February 02, 2024

    Ascension Says Medical Queries Don't Breach Genetic Privacy

    Questions about family medical history raised during a hospital job interview don't implicate an Illinois genetic privacy law, healthcare giant Ascension Health has told a Missouri federal court.

  • February 02, 2024

    New Fanatics Exec Sues To Block DraftKings Noncompetes

    A DraftKings executive who left to accept a position at rival Fanatics has sued his former employer, claiming his noncompete agreements contain provisions that are illegal and unenforceable.

  • February 02, 2024

    Journalist Says Media Startup Owed Warning Of Mass Layoff

    Collapsed digital media startup The Messenger violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act when it recently terminated hundreds of staffers without warning, a former employee alleged in a proposed class action filed in New York federal court.

  • February 02, 2024

    Proskauer Strikes Deal Ending Secrets Suit With Ex-Exec

    A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed a suit Proskauer Rose LLP filed against its former chief operating officer accusing him of stealing firm trade secrets, after the parties told the court a confidential agreement was reached to resolve the case.

  • February 01, 2024

    Judge Not Convinced Game Co. Can Dodge Royalty Payments

    A Washington federal judge said she was not persuaded that a video game company could keep from paying a former contract employee royalties for his work on a survival game that has sold millions of copies, telling an attorney for the company Thursday that someone who produces creative work is entitled to royalties.

  • February 01, 2024

    U. Of Tenn. Athletic Director Rips NCAA's NIL Rules, Probe

    University of Tennessee Athletic Director Danny White blasted the NCAA over its policies regarding name, image and likeness compensation for athletes on Thursday, criticizing the governing body's investigation of the school for using NIL to recruit prospects and accusing it of using the university "as an example for their own agenda.''

  • February 01, 2024

    Fired Ohio Megachurch Pastor Can't Revive Suit Against Bank

    An Ohio appellate court has affirmed Union Bank & Trust Co.'s win against a former megachurch pastor who claimed the bank wrongfully pushed for his firing, ruling the bank was justified in urging the church to remove the pastor after his extramarital affairs were revealed in 2018.

  • February 01, 2024

    IP Firm Says Ex-Clerk Can't Ditch Latest Trade Secrets Claims

    A Texas boutique law firm pursuing a trade secrets suit against a former clerk is fighting the ex-employee's bid to sink the case in Texas federal court after a state court threw out a similar suit by the firm in July, arguing its complaint is adequately tied to Texas.

  • February 01, 2024

    FisherBroyles Adds Employment Partner In Detroit

    FisherBroyles LLP has added an employment-focused corporate partner based in Detroit, who joins from local firm Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC.

  • February 01, 2024

    Ex-McElroy Deutsch Exec Wants Amex Info In NJ Firing Suit

    A former McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP executive accused along with her husband of stealing $3.2 million from the law firm has demanded financial information about firm employees in her discrimination countersuit, shortly after a similar discovery request in a suit where she is the defendant was tossed.

  • February 01, 2024

    5th Circ. Orders La. Atty To Pay $29K For Frivolous Filings

    A Louisiana attorney must pay more than $29,000 in penalties for making a frivolous attempt to restore her client's state university medical residency and ignoring judges' warnings to stop pursuing failed arguments in the lawsuit, the Fifth Circuit has ruled.

  • February 01, 2024

    OneTaste Forced-Labor Trial Unlikely To Start Before 2025

    A Brooklyn federal judge set a tentative January 2025 trial date on Thursday for the forced-labor prosecution of two former executives of sexual wellness company OneTaste, saying an earlier trial is unlikely due to the parties' "awfully long" six-week-length estimate. 

  • February 01, 2024

    Musk Wants Investor Vote To Move Tesla From Del. To Texas

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Thursday the company will immediately move to hold a shareholder vote to transfer its state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas, shortly after Delaware's chancellor struck down Musk's proposed $55 billion Tesla pay package.

  • January 31, 2024

    Ex-NFL Player, Reptile Co. Can't Toss Worker's Sex Abuse Suit

    A Colorado state judge rejected ex-NFL player Chadwick Brown's bid to toss claims that he sexually abused the now-former controller for his reptile shipping company, finding that she sufficiently alleged the former linebacker caused her severe emotional distress.

  • January 31, 2024

    Insurance Execs Stole Co. Assets For New Biz, Suit Says

    An insurance company alleged in a federal complaint Tuesday that three former executives lined their own pockets by breaking laws and stealing assets in a plot to found their own competing business as part of a vindictive campaign fraught with subterfuge on North Carolina regulators to further imperil their former employer.

  • January 31, 2024

    Chancery's Musk Ruling Could Dim Superstar Execs' Shine

    When the Delaware Chancery Court scuttled Elon Musk's $55 billion Tesla compensation package in a first-of-its-kind ruling, experts said it was a "groundbreaking" move that checks the clout of superstar celebrity CEOs and their boardroom allies and could blunt their power against shareholders, experts told Law360.

  • January 31, 2024

    Electric Co. Says Insurer Refuses To Defend BIPA Suit

    An electric company told an Illinois federal court that its insurers wrongfully refused to defend or indemnify it against an underlying proposed class action in state court by an employee who alleged the company violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act.

  • January 31, 2024

    Boston Seeks Pretrial Win In Fired Top Cop's Defamation Suit

    The city of Boston sought a pretrial win Wednesday in a suit brought by its fired former police commissioner, arguing that he was afforded every chance to clear his name publicly in the face of domestic violence allegations that preceded his dismissal.

  • January 31, 2024

    Texas Judge Refuses To End Paxton Whistleblower Lawsuit

    A Texas state judge on Wednesday told counsel for the state attorney general's office that its amended answer to a 2020 employment retaliation lawsuit seemed to contradict its contention that the office stipulates to a final judgment, as she denied the office's bid to end a lawsuit brought by four former aides turned whistleblowers.

  • January 31, 2024

    Jackson Lewis Names Man Group Exec As Chief Talent Officer

    An experienced human resources manager who most recently worked at investment management company Man Group PLC has joined nationwide labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis PC.

  • January 31, 2024

    Ex-McDermott Atty Seeks To Drop Suit Over Recruitment

    A former McDermott Will & Emery LLP entertainment litigator who sued the firm and a legal recruitment company alleging undisclosed conflicts related to his recruitment to McDermott has asked a Los Angeles judge to drop the entire case.

  • January 31, 2024

    Husch Blackwell Taps Employment Veteran As Chair-Elect

    Husch Blackwell LLP announced Wednesday it has appointed a veteran employment partner based in St. Louis as the firm's upcoming executive board chair, effective April 1.

Expert Analysis

  • What The Law Firm Of The Future Will Look Like

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    As the legal landscape shifts, it’s become increasingly clear that the BigLaw business model must adapt in four key ways to remain viable, from fostering workplace flexibility to embracing technology, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • Navigating Class Actions After Papa John's Settlement Denial

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    A Kentucky federal court's surprising denial of preliminary approval for a $5 million settlement in the Papa John's no-poach case may prove to be an outlier but suggests a class action settlement would only be approved when a plaintiff demonstrates that a litigation class would be certified, say attorneys at Robins Kaplan.

  • 4 PR Pointers When Your Case Is In The News

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    Media coverage of new lawsuits exploded last year, demonstrating why defense attorneys should devise a public relations plan that complements their legal strategy, incorporating several objectives to balance ethical obligations and advocacy, say Nathan Burchfiel at Pinkston and Ryan June at Castañeda + Heidelman.

  • Antitrust Enforcement Initiatives To Watch In 2024

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    The U.S. Department of Justice is likely to prioritize information-sharing prosecutions in 2024, following last year's withdrawal of safe harbors, as well as labor market enforcement after trial losses forced a pullback in 2023, say attorneys at Fried Frank.

  • Law Firm Strategies For Successfully Navigating 2024 Trends

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    Though law firms face the dual challenge of external and internal pressures as they enter 2024, firms willing to pivot will be able to stand out by adapting to stakeholder needs and reimagining their infrastructure, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Consultants.

  • AI In Employment Law: The Top Guest Articles Of 2023

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    This year, the most popular employment law topics related to artificial intelligence in Law360's Expert Analysis section included ChatGPT, new AI legislation, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • The Most-Read Employment Law360 Guest Articles Of 2023

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    This year, some of the most popular employment topics in articles written for Law360's Expert Analysis section focused on workplace diversity, equity and inclusion, new unionization rules from the National Labor Relations Board, and proposed regulations for implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

  • Inside Higher Education's New FCA Liability Challenges

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    As the educational sector expands its use of government funding, schools are at increased risk under the False Claims Act, but recent settlements offer valuable lessons about new theories of liability they may face and specific procedures to reduce their exposure, say James Zelenay and Jeremy Ochsenbein at Gibson Dunn.

  • Attorneys' Busiest Times Can Be Business Opportunities

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    Attorneys who resolve to grow their revenue and client base in 2024 should be careful not to abandon their goals when they get too busy with client work, because these periods of zero bandwidth can actually be a catalyst for future growth, says Amy Drysdale at Alchemy Consulting.

  • NCAA Proposal Points To A New NIL Compensation Frontier

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    Although NCAA President Charlie Baker's recent proposal for Division I institutions to pay student-athletes for name, image and likeness licensing deals is unlikely to pass in its current form, it shows that direct compensation for student-athletes is a looming reality — and member institutions should begin preparing in earnest, say attorneys at Pillsbury.

  • How Attorneys Can Be More Efficient This Holiday Season

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    Attorneys should consider a few key tips to speed up their work during the holidays so they can join the festivities — from streamlining the document review process to creating similar folder structures, says Bennett Rawicki at Hilgers Graben.

  • Top 10 Whistleblowing And Retaliation Events Of 2023

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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and federal and state courts made 2023 another groundbreaking year for whistleblower litigation and retaliation developments, including the SEC’s massive whistleblower awards, which are likely to continue into 2024 and further incentivize individuals to submit tips, say attorneys at Proskauer.

  • How Int'l Student-Athlete Law Would Change The NIL Game

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    Recently proposed legislation to allow international student-athletes the opportunity to profit from their name, image and likeness without violating their F-1 nonimmigrant student visa status represents a pivotal step in NIL policy, and universities must assess and adapt their approaches to accommodate unique immigration concerns, say attorneys at Phelps Dunbar.

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