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Unsettled Waters at the Accommodation of Last Resort
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 15 2019

In 2019, we are poised to learn where the Fourth Circuit stands on reassignment as an accommodationan issue that has split the Circuits

The Tenth Circuit Takes the DOL Tipping Rule Off the Menu
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2017

An unpopular DOL regulation that prohibits employers from retaining customer tips received another blow this summer. The Tenth Circuit joined the

Supreme Court Narrows FDCPA’s Definition of Debt Collector
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

Debt buyers generally are considered “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). However, on June 12, 2017, the Supreme

It’s the Cover-Up That Gets You
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

On May 16, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in United States ex rel. Omar Badr v. Triple Canopy, holding that the Government had properly

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Significant FDCPA Case
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2017

This month, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case with potential to affect companies that purchase consumer debt and then collect it for

The Widening Data Breach Standing Split: Fourth Circuit Finds No Standing From Increased Risk of Future Identity Theft
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has added to the growing circuit split on standing in data breach cases in Beck v. McDonald, No

Fourth Circuit Falls in Line with Second and Eighth Circuits Holding that Filing a Proof of Claim on a Time-Barred Debt Does Not Violate the FDCPA
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

In Dubois v. Atlas Acquisitions LLC, Case No. 15-1945 (4th Cir. Aug. 25, 2016), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 decision that

Texas District Court Enjoins Federal Gender Identity Protection Of Students
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

In State of Texas v. United States, a District Court issued a nationwide injunction to enjoin the Department of Education and Department of Justice

What the Seventh Circuit’s Recent Title VII Ruling Means for Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

On July 28, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ("Seventh Circuit") ruled that Title VII does not protect against sexual

What’s in a Name?: Defining Arbitration Across the Circuits
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2016

What is "arbitration"? Although courts often use and apply the word, rarely do they stop to define it. While the FAA concerns agreements to "settle