According to the Supreme Court, in False Claims Act “qui tam” suits, the federal government can move for dismissal of a case over the relator’s objection even outside of the “seal period.” A key factor considered for government dismissal post-seal period may include burdensome discovery, which means employers
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In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Pennsylvania’s “registration statute,” which requires corporations that register to do business in Pennsylvania to consent to the “general personal jurisdiction” of Pennsylvania. Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., No. 21-1168 (June 27, 2023).
Denying the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) request to enforce a subpoena that would have expanded the agency’s investigation on a classwide basis, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has held the EEOC did not have the authority to expand the investigation beyond the individual allegations in the charge.
As workplace issues have become more complex, human resource professionals and managers often turn to employment lawyers for advice in sorting out matters involving the interaction between business requirements and the requirements of employment laws and regulations. When is such advice protected from disclosure under the attorney-client privilege?
In a per curiam opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the writ of certiorari granted in In re: Grand Jury, No. 21-1397, writing only that it was “improvidently granted.”
The attorney-client privilege protects confidential communications between clients and their attorneys made for the purpose of obtaining or providing legal advice. In Upjohn Co. v. United States, a seminal 1981 decision addressing this topic in the corporate context, the Supreme Court of the United States noted: “[i]n light of the
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the appeal of a denial of a motion to compel arbitration mandates that the district court stay litigation pending appeal or permits the district court to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to put the proceedings on hold in Coinbase Inc. v. Bielski, No. 22-105.
On December 9, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a petition for certiorari in a case raising the question of whether a non-frivolous appeal to the denial of a motion to compel arbitration strips the district court of jurisdiction of a case and therefore puts the case
The constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s “registration statute,” which requires corporations that register to do business in Pennsylvania consent to the “general personal jurisdiction” of Pennsylvania, was the subject of oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court on November 8, 2022.
Mike Dissinger and Jenny Schwendemann tell the story of how Mike’s love of dogs led him to start working with a pet rescue organization in Las Vegas (as well as taking home a new pup in the process).
Littler attorneys provide pro bono services in a variety of areas,
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case to clarify the scope of attorney-client privilege in the context of dual-purpose communications. In re: Grand Jury, No. 21-1397.
In this episode, Jen chats with Tim Del Castillo, a respected litigator who represents both employers and employees. Jen and Tim offer practical guidance on the most common employer mistakes and how to stay out of court.
In what is known as a “snap” removal, a non-resident defendant may be able to remove a state court case to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction, despite resident defendant(s) being named in the suit. To effect a snap removal, the non-resident defendant must file removal papers before the
On June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Ramirez v. Trans Union, holding that the 8,185 class members had Art. III standing for some but not all of their claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Relying largely on its opinion in Spokeo v.