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Court confirms arbitrator's overtime award – doesn't find "pyramiding"

An earlier post (Pyramiding overtime – Employer challenges arbitrator's award) discussed an award  of Arbitrator Mathew Frackiewicz sustaining a grievance Armstrong County Memorial Hospital claimed was improperly seeking to "pyramid" overtime. The dispute concerned the pay treatment for an employee who … Continue reading

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Scientist Loses Award After Acceptance Lecture Featured Students in Bikinis – Motherboard

A scientist who won a “Distinguished Herpetologist Award” Thursday was stripped of the award Friday after delivering a plenary lecture titled “The Excitement of River Turtles from the Mississippi to the Amazon” in which he showed a presentation that included … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals Affirms $2M Car Accident Award to Injured High Jumper

An often under-appreciated category of damages in personal injury cases is the victim’s loss of future earnings. Also referred to as “diminished earning capacity,” this basically covers the amount of money the victim would have earned during the remainder of … Continue reading

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False designation damages require proximate cause, dooming $250 million jury award

ZeniMax Media Inc. v. Oculus VR LLC, No. 14-cv-01849 (N.D. Tex. Jun. 27, 2018)After trial of this case, the jury returned a verdict, finding in relevant part that defendants were liable for false designation of origin, basically about the origins … Continue reading

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Campbell on Damage Award Demands

John Campbell (University of Denver Sturm College of Law) has posted Boomerangs, Cliffs, and Inverted U-Curves: Natural Delimitation of Damage Awards on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: Frequently, civil plaintiff trial attorneys want to test how different demands made in closing argument … Continue reading

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