A divided Ninth Circuit panel rejected a challenge from the United Parcel Service and its lawyers at Paul Hastings to a nearly $700,000 attorney fee award in a gender discrimination case that produced a jury verdict of just $27,280.
A federal judge in Manhattan acknowledged that the staffers "endured a raucous work environment" in which supervisors "yelled and cursed at reporters." But she concluded that the plaintiffs' case couldn't survive summary judgment.
Siding with the defense in a closely-watched employment case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday upheld the use of class or collective action waivers in arbitration agreements.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has agreed to consider the burning question of whether unpaid interns qualify as "employees" and can therefore demand lost wages.
Siding with lawyers at Akin Gump, the Second Circuit confirmed on Thursday that the practice of Starbucks supervisors splitting pooled tips with other workers doesn't violate New York labor law.
A New York federal judge overseeing a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought against Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom wasn't convinced by a plaintiff's argument Thursday that document review is so mundane it should not qualify as practicing law.