After surviving its first go-around in court, New York City’s attempt to require restaurateurs to add sodium warnings to their menus has hit a roadblock in the form of a temporary injunction. Perhaps taking inspiration from the FDA’s recent imposition of nutrition-labeling requirements on restaurant menus, the New York City Board of Health had approved ...Read more
Las Vegas Sands Corp persuaded Nevada’s highest court to throw out a more than $100 million verdict in favor of a Hong Kong businessman for helping Sheldon Adelson’s gaming company enter the fledgling Macau casino market more than a decade ago. In a decision on Friday, the Nevada Supreme Court found “insufficient evidence” to support ...Read more
The Reptile Strategy “Based on a plaintiff’s attorney generalizing the defendant’s conduct so the jury members feel personally threatened by the alleged danger actions,” the reptile strategy is a force to be reckoned with. This specific strategy has been implemented in “almost 50 notable cases”, one of which a “Florida attorney received a $2.6 million ...Read more
The inside counsel market seems to be pretty stable, according to Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Miriam Frank. There are a few notable insights into the market for general counsel and in-house attorneys from a recent report released by Major, Lindsey & Africa. “The [inside counsel] market seems to be pretty stable,” Miriam Frank, vice president ...Read more
Employees and job applicants are filing class action lawsuits against employers alleging that they are using invalid forms to obtain consent for background checks as part of their hiring process. The lawsuits allege violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. (“FCRA”), which provides for statutory damages of up to $1,000 for ...
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There was a time when cursing at work seemed to be the norm in many businesses. Whether in a shop, an office, a hospital or other work environment, swearing and cursing can still occur. One research study out of London published in a 2007 issue of the Leadership and Organization Development Journal suggested that swearing ...
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When settling a lawsuit against your company, you should do everything you can to keep your insurance company aboard. If the insurance company unreasonably refuses consent to a fair settlement, though, be prepared to fight. Most hotels buy commercial general liability insurance to ensure that if they are sued by a third party, their insurance ...Read more
The use of class action lawsuits against large corporations over allegedly illegal tip pooling arrangements is increasingly common. This work examines the use of class action lawsuits for this type of lawsuit and analyzes two recent cases from Massachusetts and New York targeting the legality of Starbucks’ tip-pooling policy under the laws of each state ...Read more