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SCOTUS to Review Right to Class Arbitration in Silent Agreements
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court voted to hear an appeal of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc. The Court is expected to decide whether

First Circuit Finds Termination of Employee for Inability to Work Rotating Schedule Did Not Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2018

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Sepulveda-Vargas v. Caribbean Restaurants, LLC, affirmed a lower court’s

California Supreme Court Adopts New Independent Contractor Test
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2018

The California Supreme Court has adopted a new three-part test to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under

Texas Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Case Requesting that a Plaintiff Describe the Elements of Any Trade Secret Process That It Claims Was Misappropriated
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2018

Late last week, the Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for mandamus in which the petitioner sought an order compelling a plaintiff to identify the

Don’t Read Too Much into the Supreme Court’s Decision on Exemptions
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2018

This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision interpreting the automobile “salesman, partsman, or mechanic” exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act

Federal Circuit Again Reverses California Court in Oracle-Google Copyright Dispute over Java APIs - Releases a Major Ruling on Fair Use in the Software Context
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

In this long-running dispute that has been previously dubbed “The World Series of IP cases” by the presiding judge, Oracle America Inc. (“Oracle”

DOL Fiduciary Advice Rule Vacated by the Fifth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2018

On March 15, 2018, in Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A., et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit invalidated

Fifth Circuit Vacates U.S. Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, in a two-to-one decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the Department of Labor’s (DOL

Air ambulance billing model remains largely untouched - for now
  • Conduent
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

Like so many of our clients, we’ve been closely watching the developments in air ambulance billing. The recent ruling by Texas’s 3rd District Court of

Sixth Circuit Delivers One-Two Punch Knocking Out Transgender Discrimination
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • March 16 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7 that employer R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully discriminated on the basis