USA - February 4 2011 Cassel v Superior Court involved the mediation of a business dispute in which the plaintiff, Michael Cassel, agreed to accept a settlement of $1.25 million dollars for his claims.
USA - February 4 2011 In Collins v Gee West Seattle LLC, a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit ruled that employees who leave their jobs after being informed that the business is closing are suffering an "employment loss" and are not "voluntarily departing."
USA - February 4 2011 In National Aeronautics and Space Administration v Nelson, contract employees at a NASA facility sued claiming that two parts of a standard government employment background investigation violated their Constitutional privacy interest in avoiding disclosure of personal matters.
USA - February 4 2011 In Tayag v Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc, the First Circuit ruled that an employee fired for taking seven weeks off work to accompany her husband on a series of "healing pilgrimages" in the Philippines was not terminated in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
USA - February 4 2011 In a recent California Court of Appeals decision, Holmes v Petrovich, the court held that emails sent by an employee to her attorney on a work computer were not attorney-client privileged because they were sent from a work email account.