Recent Articles from SYLVIA HSIEH, BridgeTower Media Newswires
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week will slow down an area of employment litigation that has been on the rise for years — claims that an employer retaliated against a worker for complaining about discrimination.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a petition for the return of an abducted child by a parent under the Hague Convention can be equitably tolled when the abducting parent concealed the whereabouts of the child from the other parent.
In the first week of a high-stakes trial in which the plaintiffs planned to ask a major health corporation for billions of dollars in damages for medical injuries, their lawyers noticed something they had not anticipated: The defendant had launched a website putting its spin on the case.
A how-to guide has been published by the Federal Trade Commission to help businesses comply with rules requiring a written policy and procedures to prevent and respond to identity theft.
Sentencing a criminal defendant under later guidelines that provide for a higher sentence than those in effect at the time the crimes were committed violates the Ex Post Facto Clause, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.
The Obama Administration has announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at holding back the tsunami of litigation by patent trolls, and lawyers are weighing in on whether the recommendations will wall off the tidal waves or merely be sandbags on the shore.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide the factors that determine whether a party has standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act.
In the first criminal complaint referred to prosecutors by the watchdog agency Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a debt relief company and two lawyers have been indicted in an alleged fraud scheme.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a court ruling striking down a state law that threatened to put abortion providers out of business by banning all money to clinics that perform abortions, even if it is earmarked for non-abortion services.
All in attendance sat up and took notice when midway through a three-day conference on employment compliance, a branch chief of the U.S. Department of Labor’s enforcement division said that the agency expects to increase on-site investigations into whether companies are complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Recent Senate hearings have sparked renewed debate over a national mortgage database that will hold information about millions of mortgage, credit card and auto loans, loan terms, borrowers’ credit profiles and financial information.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt another blow to class actions in its recent decision allowing an employer to get rid of a wage class action by “picking off” the named plaintiff before it begins.
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- Wisconsin Attorney General joins multistate Amicus Brief to uphold laws restricting gun magazine capacity
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- Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died at age 93
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