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Massachusetts High Court weighs in on validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements

USA - June 14 2013 On June 12, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued two companion opinions ? one in the consumer contract realm, Feeney v. Dell Inc…

John P. McLafferty.

Connecticut appellate court reverses arbitration award that had reinstated nursing assistant, finding violation of public policy

USA - May 7 2013 Leoni Spence was a nursing assistant at Westport Health Care Center ("WHCC"), a residential nursing facility, from 2002 until her termination in…

New Year's resolutions for employers

USA - January 17 2013 New Year's resolutions are not just for employees. January is a great time for employers to take stock of employment-related issues and resolve to…

First Circuit reduces emotional distress damages for retaliation plaintiff

USA - November 7 2012 The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently affirmed a judgment for a plaintiff in a retaliation case, but substantially reduced the size of the plaintiff’s emotional distress damages.

CT Supreme Court rules on applicability of CTFMLA

USA - September 18 2012 Yesterday, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its decision in Velez v. Commissioner of Labor et al., SC 18683 & 18684, holding the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act ("CTFMLA") applies only to employers with 75 or more employees in Connecticut.

Glenn W. Dowd.