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U.S. Appeals Court Says It’s No Longer Enough to “Merely” Claim A Candidate Is More Qualified

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has adopted a set of legal principles to assess a notoriously thorny issue in discrimination law – the role of “qualifications” in hiring and promotions. Henceforth, the court held, it … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Says Bicycle Accident Case Against Utility Company Should Not Have Been Dismissed on Summary Judgment

All Massachusetts personal injury and wrongful death cases are subject to strict filing deadlines called “statutes of limitation.” Cases not filed within the time set forth by these statutes are almost always dismissed on procedural grounds. It is important to … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Vacates SEC Sanctions, Says Negligent Omissions Are Not ‘Willful’ Under Advisers Act

On April 30, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a Securities and Exchange Commission order imposing sanctions. The court held that an investment advisory firm and its owners did not violate Section 207 of the … Continue reading

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Utah Woman Says Bus Driver Who Dragged 13-Year Old Boy Down the Street Was Motivated By Racism

Brenda Mayes says Davis School District ignored complaints from several parents before a bus driver nearly killed her son. Read more detail on Recent Products Liability posts –

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DOL Says Some Gig Economy Workers are Independent Contractors

In an opinion letter dated April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) explained that some service providers working for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   This opinion letter identifies the test the DOL is … Continue reading

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