California federal judge scraps suit over inaccuracy of home-blood-test system

Oct 7, 2016 By: Ron Baker

A San Diego federal judge has dismissed a suit by two plaintiffs who say false readings from INRatio home blood test monitors

Appeals ask Delaware high court to let new plaintiffs take up derivative suits

Sep 30, 2016 By: Frank Reynolds

Investors in Wal-Mart Stores and Lululemon Athletica have asked Delaware’s Supreme Court to revive their breach-of-duty suits and reinterpret a rule that

Judge insists creditor take the money

Sep 27, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

In an unusual motion filed in bankruptcy court, two Chapter 11 debtors sought authorization to pay the more than half-million dollars they owed to creditor Nagel Precision Inc., a manufacturer of “superfinishing” machines.

Trump defeats $84 million defamation suit over domain dispute

Sep 15, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization and two associates have dodged a New York federal lawsuit seeking $84 million that alleged the presidential hopeful was responsible for defaming the owner of the domain by calling him a cybersquatter.

$22 million whistleblower award 2nd largest in SEC history

Sep 7, 2016 By: Cory Hester

The Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded $22 million to a person who reported a company’s misconduct, the second-highest amount in the history of the agency’s whistleblower program.

Debt buyers could face hurdles on consumer credit reports

Sep 7, 2016 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A recent ruling by an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could impose additional duties on debt buyers to verify disputed information in consumer credit reports.

Does free speech mean freedom from consequences?

Sep 7, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

As one former hospital employee recently learned, Facebook posts can not only result suspension or termination, but can be used to impeach your credibility on claims of racial discrimination or a hostile work environment.

SCRA’s relationship with service members and corporate ownership gains clarity with recent decision

Sep 6, 2016 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act allows service members to defer or suspend certain financial obligations for period of time during and following active duty.

Medical examiner’s performance-based firing DOA

Sep 6, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A county’s decision to skip a step of the contractual progressive discipline procedure nullified an employee’s termination for poor performance.

‘Negligent’ aircraft mechanic’s termination doesn’t fly with arbitrator

Sep 2, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

An airframe and power plant mechanic with 37 years’ service was discharged for negligence and misuse or unauthorized operation of a government vehicle during a widespread power outage at an air force base.

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