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Raymond N. Barto

GOVERNMENT BACKS SEVENTH CIRCUIT IN COMCAST’S BID FOR SUPREME COURT REVIEW

Posted by Raymond N. Barto on 06/07/2021

At the Supreme Court's request, the acting United States Solicitor General has submitted an amicus brief weighing in on Comcast Corp.'s petition for a writ of certiorari in an antitrust case brought by Viamedia, Inc. Comcast is an entertainment and technology company that provides, among other things, cable television services. In so doing, ...

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Taylor Crabill

Is My Employee Setting Up a Non-Discriminatory Justification for My Termination?

Posted by Taylor Crabill on 06/04/2021

A. The Employment Laws Protect Employees from Discrimination The Federal and New York State, and New York City laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee because of his or her race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or other protected characteristic. The Federal and New York State laws prohibit ...

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Christopher M. Lash

DIRECTORS SERVE AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN DATA SECURITY

Posted by Christopher M. Lash on 06/03/2021

On April 28, 2021, Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") staff published a blog post entitled "Corporate boards: don't underestimate your role in data security oversight." While data security threats are not new, the FTC states that it is "essential for corporate boards to do what they can to ensure that consumer and employee data is protected." ...

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Camilo Burr

College Athlete Union Bill Announced in Congress

Posted by Camilo Burr on 06/02/2021

On May 27, 2021, members of Congress announced a bill, the "College Athlete Right to Organize Act," that seeks to provide college student athletes the right to unionize and collectively bargain as employees of their respective collegiate institutions. The bill covers student athletes who attend public and private colleges and universities ...

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Katherine M. Lenahan

FINRA To Seek Public Feedback On ‘Gamification’ Of Trading Platforms

Posted by Katherine M. Lenahan on 06/01/2021

Officials from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") stated during the agency's annual conference earlier this month that it will seek public feedback on the "gamification" used by some stock trading platforms. According to Law360, "gamification refers to the marketing tactics used by trading platforms, other online retailers ...

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Kristyn Fields

Tyson to Pay $4.6 Million to Settle Turkey Price-Fixing Case

Posted by Kristyn Fields on 05/28/2021

Tyson Foods has agreed to pay $4.62 million to resolve its portion of a lawsuit that accuses Tyson and its competitors of fixing prices for turkey. In addition to the monetary relief, Tyson agreed to provide "meaningful cooperation" to assist the plaintiffs in their claims against the remaining defendants, which include Butterball LLC, Cargill ...

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Faruqi & Faruqi

Kim Kardashian Sued for Wage Violations by Gardeners and Maintenance Staff

Posted by Faruqi & Faruqi on 05/26/2021

On May 24, 2021, seven gardeners and members of Kim Kardashian's maintenance staff sued her for wage violations they suffered while working at Kardashian's $60 million Los Angeles mansion under California law. Kardashian is accused of failing to pay her staff overtime and timely wages, failing to provide required meal and rest breaks, and ...

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Alex Hartzband

Steven Donziger Predicts Conviction for Criminal Contempt in Trial Likely to Set Dangerous Precedent, Chilling Public Interest Litigation against Large Corporations

Posted by Alex Hartzband on 05/21/2021

Last week—in what will likely mark the end of a fight between Steven Donziger and Chevron Corporation spanning nearly three decades—the prosecution rested its case against Donziger in a trial seeking to convict him of criminal contempt. If convicted, Donziger faces up to six months in prison. In 1991, Donziger, along with other attorneys, ...

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Christopher M. Lash

SEC VOTES TO REOPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON UNIVERSAL PROXY CARD PROPOSAL

Posted by Christopher M. Lash on 05/07/2021

On April 16, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced the reopening of the comment period relating to the SEC's 2016 proposal for mandatory universal proxy cards. The proposal seeks to amend the federal proxy rules to establish new procedures for the solicitation of proxies, the preparation and use of proxy cards, ...

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Camilo Burr

Chipotle Sued for $150 million by New York City Over Scheduling Violations

Posted by Camilo Burr on 05/06/2021

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, New York City's Department of Consumer and Worker Protection filed a suit in the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings seeking to collect $150 million from Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ("Chipotle") on behalf of approximately 6,500 workers. The complaint alleges that Chipotle committed approximately 599,693 ...

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