Practices


Supreme Court will hear case on High Punitive Damages

May 31, 2006 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday signaled its return to the thorny issue of high punitive damages, agreeing to review a $79.5 million verdict against Philip Morris USA for the death of a single... Read More


Countrywide to settle class action Lawsuit

May 31, 2005 - The parties in a class action lawsuit concerning overtime pay, meal breaks and other wage and hour claims have reached a settlement. Read More


Overtime class action adds to Blockbuster Woes

April 21, 2005 - A collective action lawsuit filed in Dallas accuses ailing video rental giant Blockbuster of intentionally refusing to pay overtime to a large number of its office employees. Read More


MCHD faces Whistleblower Lawsuit

April 7, 2005 - A whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Montgomery County Hospital District employee who claims she lost her job after she reported alleged illegal activity by district officials is set... Read More


For Financial Whistle-Blowers, New Shield is an Imperfect One

October 4, 2004 - Amid the spate of corporate scandals two years ago, Congress passed legislation to protect the jobs of whistle-blowers who are critical to exposing fraud. Read More


Court decision promotes Employment Dispute Class Actions

August 26, 2004 - Sav-On Drugs v. Superior Court overruled a court of appeal decision and found the trial court had not abused its discretion in certifying a class of operating managers and assistant... Read More


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