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The De Minimis Principle & California Wage Law: No Trifling Matter
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • August 16 2018

In Troester v. Starbucks Corp., the California Supreme Court held that Starbucks could not rely on a de minimis defense to avoid paying employees for

California Supreme Court Holds California Statutes and Wage Orders do not Incorporate FLSA De Minimis Doctrine; Declines to Decide Whether De Minimis Principle May Ever Apply to Wage and Hour Claims
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, in which it considered the

If You Checked The Box, You’re Bound By The Contract
  • Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

A recent decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the well-established legal maxim that “when a party enters into a signed, written

"Clean up, clean up, everybody clean up": the doctrine of clean hands
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • December 6 2016

On occasion, in response to a motion or claim by an adverse party seeking equitable relief, a party will argue that the relief sought should be denied

Why Mick Gooda should have been disqualified from NT royal commission
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 3 2016

The past week has certainly reinforced my personal suspicion that Four Corners is now the sole effectively functioning arm of the federal government

A sure way to lose your case? Challenging contract terms for uncertainty
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 4 2013

One basic principle of contract law is that terms must be certain. Certainty, however, tends to be a slippery beast and is rarely ever achieved in

Creditors and professionals: take notice if you want to serve on or represent a creditors’ committee in Delaware
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

Last Thursday, a Delaware Bankruptcy Court disqualified two law firms from representing an Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors based on their conduct in soliciting proxies from creditors who were not existing firm clients.

Las Vegas startup sues websites: copyright trolls and the rise of the internet police
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2010

Websites beware.

High court rules against student-loan creditor but demands strict guidelines in future for student-loan discharge in bankruptcy
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

A recent defeat by a student-loan creditor could turn out to be a victory for the industry overall.

SCOTUS holds mistake of law no defense to FDCPA liability
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich LPA (“Jerman”) (Docket 08-1200) that resolves a circuit split regarding the scope of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s bona fide error defense and disposes of a key defense to FDCPA liability for debt collector defendants.