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Supreme Court: General Personal Jurisdiction Test Applies to All Actions.

USA - August 21 2017 In BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, 137 S. Ct. 1549 (U.S. 2017) (No. 16-405), plaintiff employees sued the defendant railroad under the Federal...


Supreme Court: Hague Convention Does Not Prohibit Service by Mail.

USA - August 21 2017 In Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, 137 S. Ct. 1504 (U.S. 2017) (No. 16-254), plaintiff sued one of its former employees in Texas state court, alleging...


Second Circuit Holds that Profane Facebook Rant Was Not Enough to Fire Employee.

USA - July 10 2017 In National Labor Relations Board v. Pier Sixty, LLC, 855 F.3d 115 (2d Cir. 2017), plaintiff was an employee of defendant. Two days before he and his...


Supreme Court: Causal Link Required for Fee-Award Sanctions.

USA - July 10 2017 In Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, 137 S. Ct. 1178 (2017) (No. 15-1406), plaintiffs brought a products liability action, alleging that...


Seventh Circuit Holds, En Banc, that Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination.

USA - July 10 2017 In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, 853 F.3d 339 (7th Cir. 2017), plaintiff, a part-time adjunct professor, brought a Title VII action...