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High Court Could Limit ERISA Suits With US Bank Decision

January 10th, 2020

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By Emily Brill Law360 (January 10, 2020, 10:11 PM EST) — U.S. Bank and its retirees will go toe to toe before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could take away workers’ ability to sue over pension plan mismanagement if they haven’t personally lost retirement savings, setting the stage for a […]

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Wake Up Call: Dentons’ New Dublin Office Targets Finance, Tech & Aircraft

January 9th, 2020

Rick Mitchell – Freelance Correspondent … Lawyers, Law Firms Sanford Heisler Sharp, the firm representing six women suing Jones Day for system discrimination, announced several promotions, including litigator Felicia Gilbert’s elevation to partner and managing partner of its San Francisco office. (SanfordHeisler.com)

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Ex-Jones Day Associates Blast Bid for Sanctions in Gender Bias Lawsuit

January 8th, 2020

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Jones Day had accused the plaintiffs of using “sophistry” to back up their $200 million proposed class action. By David Thomas Lawyers pursuing a $200 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Jones Day have fired back at the firm’s request for sanctions, arguing in a Tuesday brief that it relied on “cherry-picked handful of facts and […]

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Jones Day Women ‘Rebuke’ Sanctions Bid, Say Firm Hides Pay Data

January 8th, 2020

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Patrick Dorrian Reporter Women say at least six bases exist for inferring women paid less than men Firm’s sanctions motion cherry-picks facts; discovery should proceed Six women suing Jones Day for systemic discrimination against female associates have “good reason to believe” the bias extends to pay. The firm’s motion seeking sanctions that argues otherwise is […]

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Ex-Jones Day Attys Rip Sanctions Bid In Gender Bias Suit

January 8th, 2020

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By Andrew Strickler Law360 (January 8, 2020, 2:20 PM EST) — A group of lawyers suing Jones Day for gender bias shot back at the firm’s sanctions bid Tuesday, rejecting the position that they didn’t investigate their claims before filing suit and arguing they have six reasons to believe the BigLaw powerhouse underpays women associates. […]

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Number of workers suing their employers fell for the first time in 16 years

January 8th, 2020

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By Miriam Jackson Two years in the past, the Supreme Court docket made it harder for staff to band collectively and collectively sue their employer over unfair remedy and unpaid wages by permitting firms to implement class-action waivers requiring arbitration behind closed doorways. Now that firms have up to date their insurance policies, some observers […]

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Employees aren’t suing their workplaces as often as they used to — but is that necessarily a good thing?

January 7th, 2020

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A new report looks at filing trends for cases where workers say they’ve been mistreated by their employers. By ANDREW KESHNER REPORTER Two years ago, the Supreme Court made it more difficult for workers to band together and collectively sue their employer over unfair treatment and stiffed pay. Now that companies have had time to […]

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Defense firm faked documents to bilk US government of $1.2 billion – lawsuit

January 7th, 2020

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by Highview Staff Defense firm faked documents to bilk US government of $1.2 billion – lawsuit A defense contractor overcharged the Pentagon by more than $1.2 billion for thousands of armored vehicles, a whistleblower’s complaint alleges. The company also threatened employees who refused to go along with the grift. With Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks […]

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DOJ Pursues Drug Suit That Got Away to Shore Up Dismissal Power

January 6th, 2020

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Daniel Seiden Reporter/Editor Seventh Circuit case highlights split over feds’ ability to end whistleblower suits Dismissal motions ‘presumptively unreviewable,’ DOJ says Companies that bill the federal government for services are eager in 2020 to see what courts say about Justice Department decisions to dismiss whistleblower cases it finds to be meritless or a burden on […]

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Judge awards women $13 million in massive lawsuit against GirlsDoPorn

January 4th, 2020

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Defendants used fraud and coercion to get women to appear in porn, judge rules. TIMOTHY B. LEE The operators of the popular GirlsDoPorn website owe nearly $13 million to 22 young women who were tricked and coerced into shooting pornographic videos, a California judge ruled on Thursday. It took Judge Kevin Enright 187 pages to […]

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