Tag Archives: Doctrine

Court Discusses “Distraction Doctrine” in Recent Restaurant Slip-and-Fall Case

Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Georgia premises liability lawsuit that was filed against a Chick-Fil-A fast-food restaurant after the plaintiff tripped and fell in the restaurant’s parking lot. Relevant to this appeal was the … Continue reading

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The doctrine of collateral estoppel bars the relitigation of a legal or factual issue that was previously decided

The doctrine of collateral estoppel bars the relitigation of a legal or factual issue that was previously decidedWashington v NYC Department of Education, USCA, 2nd Circuit, 17-3776-cvIn Grieve v Tamerin, 269 F.3d 149, the Circuit Court of Appeals said that … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Limits Application of Corwin Doctrine

The recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court in Morrison v. Berry, et al., Del. Supr., C.A. No. 445, 2017, July 9, 2018 (revised July 27, 2018), limited the application of the Corwin doctrine and prohibited the cleansing effect of … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Unintended Consequences?

The Doctrine of Unintended Consequences?Source: Albany Time UnionIn its decision in Janus v American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, et al, 85 U. S. ____ (2018), the United States Supreme Court ruled that employees of a … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court limits employers use of the de minimis doctrine as defense in Starbucks’ decision

Douglas Troester filed suit alleging that Starbucks violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay him for short periods of time he spent closing the store.  He alleged that Starbucks failed to pay him for time spent walking out … Continue reading

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