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Supreme Court Hands Labor Unions a Reprieve

On March 30, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett In the second split decision since the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court gave organized labor a status quo victory in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on Tuesday. The case was brought by the Center for Individual Rights on behalf of ten California public schoolteachers. […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rules that Courts Have a Narrow Scope to Review Whether the EEOC Complied with Its Statutory Duty to Conciliate Before Filing Suit

On April 29, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner The United States Supreme Court has announced its decision in the closely watched Mach Mining LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case – and it was unanimous. In an opinion authored by Justice Elena Kagen that resolved a circuit court split, the Court rejected the EEOC’s position […]

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California Supreme Court Submits to Federal Preemption, Holds Class Action Waivers Enforceable in Employment Cases – But Not in PAGA Claims

On June 24, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner We have written previously of the back and forth between the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court on questions relating to mandatory binding arbitration and class action waivers in the workplace (see here). While the U.S. Supreme Court has construed the Federal Arbitration Act’s […]

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Is the U.S. Supreme Court Poised to Eviscerate the Fraud-on-the Market Theory?

On December 4, 2013 by Schnader in Finance

By Eric A. Boden On November 15, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a cert petition in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., f/k/a Archdiocese of Milwaukee Supporting Fund, Inc. The petitioner, Halliburton, wants the Court to reverse a Fifth Circuit decision that refused to allow Halliburton to introduce […]

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