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Employers may not engage in coercive surveillance of unions
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2013

An employer risks violating federal labor laws by monitoring employees' union activities, or even creating an impression of surveillance. Whether an


Attorneys' fees reduce ERISA plan's recovery from common fund
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2013

The United States Supreme Court ruled today that absent an express provision to the contrary, the amount an ERISA plan can recover from a plan


Recovery from dissolved corporation's liability insurer barred by foreign survival statute
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

The recent case of Greb v. Diamond International Corp. highlights the need for dissolved corporations and their insurers to consider the survival


Who is an employee and who is an independent contractor under the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

As we have written in this space in the past, whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor can have many consequences. The


Supreme Court directs trial courts to look at the merits in determining whether to certify a class
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

Comcast v Behrend is the latest in a series of United States Supreme Court cases in recent years that have restricted the ability of plaintiffs to


California Supreme Court allows "continuous accrual" doctrine to avoid statute of limitations for "unfair" UCL claim
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

Seeking to clarify the extent to which the four-year statute of limitations applies to claims under the Unfair Competition Law, Business &


Reconsidering the fraud exception to the parol evidence rule
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

The California Supreme Court has removed a legal barrier for litigants seeking to invalidate contracts on the basis of fraud. Overruling a 75-year


EEOC to proceed with class action disability discrimination case against UPS
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

In a ruling that could negatively impact employers, an Illinois federal judge has allowed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") to


Two California appellate court decisions vacate forfeiture of bail bonds
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2013

Two recent decisions by California Courts of Appeal reversed trial court rulings which denied surety company motions to vacate the forfeiture of bail


Bratz litigation has provided fertile grounds for attorney fee disputes
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

The Bratz litigation between Mattel and MGA Entertainment has provided fertile grounds for attorney fee disputes. In the latest installment, the