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Second Circuit clarifies “protected activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act retaliatory discharge claims

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2014

Whether the plaintiff is actually engaged in "protected conduct" is always a key question when defending a retaliatory discharge claim. This

Religious discrimination employee’s failure to note religious objection fatal to her claim

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

Savvy employers know that legal and regulatory trends are toward candid and effective communication. Think interactive process under the ADA. But, at

Second Circuit provides a clear definition of "customer" for purposes of mandatory FINRA arbitration

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2014

Providing some much needed clarity to an often litigated issue regarding who may initiate arbitrations pursuant to the rules of the Financial

U.S. Supreme Court to decide court’s authority to review EEOC’s conciliation efforts

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2014

Can an employer challenge whether the EEOC has done its job in defense of a case brought by the EEOC? The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide

ESOP fiduciaries no longer have a "presumption of prudence"

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2014

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court released its much anticipated decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, No. 12-751, 2014 U.S. LEXIS

Labor talk blog: Supreme Court rules recess appointments unconstitutional - what does it mean?

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2014

In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday that President Obama's three recess appointments to the National Labor

Supreme Court preserves fraud-on-the-market theory in Halliburton

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2014

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, No. 13-317. The decision was easily one of the

When does “offensive” employee conduct lose protection under the NLRA?

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2014

Following a trend that has developed over the last several years, the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") recently found that the

Supreme Court patent law reform continues: implementation of abstract idea on generic computers not patentable

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2014

On June 19, 2014, to conclude an unprecedented year for patent cases before the Supreme Court, the justices unanimously held in Alice Corporation v

To share with one is to share with all: court holds that attorney work product turned over in response to OIG subpoena cannot be withheld from relator’s counsel

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 9 2014

A federal district court in Illinois recently held that Kmart waived attorney work-product protection over documents that it had produced in response