On May 8, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued an important ruling interpreting California’s long-standing “day of rest” law. At issue was
A New York federal court has decided to take another look at whether prolonged walking or standing are essential functions of an employee's job. On
This week we take a look at a Ninth Circuit decision giving short shrift to a Rule 23(f) appeal and revisit two repeat players on Class Action
When an allegedly aggrieved employee attempts both to seek compensatory relief as an individual and to impose penalties as a proxy for the California
This week's recap examines a recent appellate ruling that provides a nice roadmap for arguing a plaintiff's theory of damages cannot satisfy Rule
This has been a big year for ERISA preemption cases. Section 514 of ERISA boldly states that unless one of the statutory exceptions applynone of
The district court did not err in finding that the plaintiff lacked standing to bring the suit. The district court found that under the plain
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of standing challenges by three trade associations to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waiver that allows the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for use in motor vehicles manufactured after 2001.
The right of first refusal in urban leases raises several problems, having been considered recently by the High Court by means of two different Judgments.
In Caples v. U.S. Foodservice, Inc., No. 11-30120, 2011 WL 4605375 (5th Cir. Oct. 6, 2011), the Fifth Circuit held that a deceased life insurance plan participant’s ex-wife lacked standing to sue for benefits because she was neither a surviving spouse nor a designated beneficiary under the most recent life insurance plan.