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State of Texas requests court to block EEOC enforcement of criminal records check guidance
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • December 9 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions


FTC sues Amazon for unlawfully billing children from in-app store
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

Amazon allegedly "billed parents and other Amazon account holders for children's activities in apps that are likely to be used by children without


Parents appeal Facebook’s use of pictures of teenagers
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • February 14 2014

A brief was filed challenging a $20 million settlement that "authorizes Facebook to continue to use minors' images for advertising without parental


Fifth Circuit clarifies FMLA obligations relating to staffing agency employees
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • February 17 2014

Companies use temporary or leased employees for many reasonsto assist with seasonal work or temporary projects, to afford flexibility with a


Genesis Health Care Corp. v. Symczyk--a magic bullet for FLSA class actions?
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 24 2013

On April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a defendant employer's settlement offer to a plaintiff mooted the plaintiff's


Bitcoin update - class action against bankrupt Mt. Gox
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 2 2014

Mt. Gox shut down and a lawsuit was filed that alleges Mt. Gox and Mark Karpeles' "catastrophic loss uncovered a massive scheme to defraud


United States Supreme Court upholds contractual choice of forum clauses
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • December 12 2013

In a unanimous opinion, the United States Supreme Court has held that a contractual forum selection clause should be enforced, absent extraordinary


Facebook friend not a reason for judicial bias
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 4 2013

When the Judge got a Facebook message from a friend the Judge did not read the message and posted a copy in the Court files and told authorities to


Free webmail may be coming to an end as Yahoo! is sued for scanning emails
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • October 4 2013

In the wake of the Google class action for scanning gmail and violating the Federal Wiretap Act, a new class action suit was filed against Yahoo! For


Do internet terms of service (ToS) apply to paper contracts?
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • September 10 2013

Homeowners filed a breach of contract claim for defective flooring based on a paper contract, but the seller claims that the paper contract