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Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers
On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision addressing whether employers can include class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements...
United States
24 May 2018
Sue-Per Bowl Shuffle IV: The Year In NFL-Related Intellectual Property Litigation
If you are a lawyer, there is a serious danger that someone at the Super Bowl party you attend is going to want to talk about an NFL-related legal issue.
United States
31 Jan 2018
International Business And Human Rights Arbitration Proposal Gains Momentum
Between November 27-29, over 2,000 delegates gathered in Geneva to attend the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The central theme of this year's Forum ...
United States
22 Dec 2017
Maryland Legislature Instructs AG To Battle Trump Administration
In Maryland, unlike in some other states, the attorney general has historically required the governor's or legislature's express permission to undertake legal action against the federal government.
United States
8 May 2017
Jersey Boys: The Curtain Call For Two Copyright Claims
Last month, the Broadway hit-musical Jersey Boys closed its doors after a spectacular eleven-year run.
United States
7 Mar 2017
Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
United States
23 Feb 2017
Plaintiffs Survive Motion To Dismiss In Case Involving Claims Of Forced Labor In Corporate Supply Chains
Today, January 11, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and therefore a good time to revisit some recent litigation developments.
United States
17 Jan 2017
A Trademark Year In Wine And Beer 2016: Our Holiday Buyer's Guide To Disputed Beverages
Just in time for the holiday season, we present our third annual Trademark Year in Wine and Beer, a wrap-up of alcohol-related trademark and trademark-ish disputes...
United States
13 Dec 2016
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Embattled Attorney General's Eleventh Hour Request To Postpone Perjury Trial
In a two-sentence per curiam order, Pennsylvania's high court has denied Attorney General Kathleen Kane's emergency application to postpone her impending criminal trial...
United States
12 Aug 2016
No Deference To State Settlements Under CERCLA? No Problem!
In a concise opinion, Judge Jorgenson ran through the established criteria used to establish procedural and substantive fairness and – properly – blessed the settlements.
United States
28 Jul 2016
Dentists And Noncompetes
The Boston Business Litigation newsletter from Yurko, Salvesen & Remz recently brought to our attention an interesting new lawsuit involving a claim by a dental practice that a dentist violated non-competition and non-solicitation covenants he entered into when he sold his practice.
United States
17 Oct 2012
Can Lawyers Sign Noncompetes?
As reported by Law360, a Philadelphia-based law firm, Swartz Campbell LLC, recently sued a competing Philadelphia firm, The Chartwell Law Offices LLP, alleging that Chartwell essentially stole one of Swartz's offices located in Fort Myers, Florida, including a partner and two employees.
United States
5 Oct 2012
Middlesex Superior Court Not Persuaded By Estoppel Argument In Non-Compete Case
A recent case decided in the Middlesex County Superior Court illustrates how not every claim of generalized "unfairness" will be sufficient to avoid enforcement of a non-competition agreement.
United States
2 Apr 2012
NLRB Finds Arbitration Provision Banning Class And Collective Actions To Be Unlawful
On January 3, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held in D.R. Horton that a mandatory arbitration agreement between an employer and its employees violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), because it required employees to waive their rights to participate in class or collective actions.
United States
16 Jan 2012
Supreme Judicial Court Holds That Doctor Is Not Required To Arbitrate Discrimination Claims
Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court held in Warfield v. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, that a broad arbitration clause in an employment agreement did not apply to discrimination claims under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B.
United States
3 Aug 2009
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