What happens when a disabled employee’s reasonable accommodation request violates company policy? When Linda Atkins who suffers from type II diabetes and occasional low blood sugar requested she be allowed to keep orange juice at her register her Dollar General manager denied the request due to company policy.
Zest Labs began working with Walmart in 2014 to assist the retailer in reducing its $3 billion a year fresh food shrink problem. Three years later, Walmart terminated product trials and shortly thereafter released its own version of a freshness technology that resembled Zest’s food waste solution. Zest filed suit claiming trade secret infringement. Walmart claims their engineers “hacked” the technology.
In 2017 a group of teachers at Ashley Elementary School, a predominantly black and Latino school in North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School district, complained to school officials about mold conditions at the school. A company hired by the school system reported very low levels of indoor mold spores leading the school district to take no action.
Former Alabama police officer, Leon Todd Townson, received 10 years in prison following his conviction for breaking into a home in 2015. His fellow officer, John Wayne McDaniel, awaits sentencing for his part in the crime. Townson was also charged with filing an insurance claim containing false information that prompted the agency to award him more than $190,000. 
Three months after Jena McClellan announced her pregnancy to her employer, Midwest Machining, she faced termination. Upon her termination, the company’s president offered her a severance agreement and suggested she sign that day in order to receive her severance. She filed an EEOC charge claiming discrimination and filed suit a year later.
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects disabled employees against discrimination in all aspects of employment. Employees seeking ADA accommodations open discussions with their employer to determine what accommodations are needed and if they provide an undue hardship on the employer.
When Ledesma & Meyer Construction was sued after one of its employees was accused of sexual abuse, the company turned to its general liability insurer Liberty Surplus Insurance for defense and indemnity. The insurance company denied the claim leading to a case in the California Supreme Court.
In Gaffers v. Kelly Services, Inc the Sixth Circuit rejected the plaintiff's arguments that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) displaced the Federal Arbitration Act by providing a right to “collective action”. The Sixth Circuit also rejected their argument that individual arbitration agreements are “illegal” under the FLSA based on Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis.
As part of a 1994 corporate reorganization, Tenneco and J.I. Case assigned certain assets and liability to CNH Industrial America. Three of these assets were Travelers Indemnity Company policies issued in 1972, 1978 and 1985. Travelers asserted Texas law applied to whether or not the policies were validly assigned while CNH asserted Wisconsin law applied.
A year after Marvin Scott, owner of Golf Cars of Mississippi, LLC, and National City Golf Finance agreed to a settlement dismissing their case, Scott filed “Motion to Rescind Settlement Agreement and Vacate Stipulation of Dismissal,” in district court.  Because the parties’ unconditional dismissal deprived the district court of subject-matter jurisdiction, the proper vehicle for the motion was Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 60(b).
A recent bust in New York revealed 380,000 counterfeit Air Jordan sneakers, worth a reported $73 million. Federal prosecutors filed charges against five men accused of altering generic sneakers manufactured in China to include trademarked logos of Nike Air Jordans. Some editions of the popular tennis shoe sell for thousands of dollars on the secondary market.
Three Texans attempted to kidnap--or sharknap--a 16-inch horn shark from a tank at the San Antonio Aquarium. They managed to escape to the parking lot before security caught up with them. Their getaway driver deserted them, but police arrested him later the same day. Aquarium authorities placed Miss Helen, the shark, into quarantine to rest following her ordeal.
While privacy concerns bar general police surveillance by drones, officers encounter little resistance when using the technology for crash reconstruction and investigation. Drones replace hours of tedious and dangerous work by police crews to measure and map the scene. Learn more about how police officers use drones for accident investigation.  
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Environmental Protection Agency 60 days to ban a harmful but widely used pesticide from the market. For the last decade, environmental and public health groups have been lobbying for the pesticide chlorpyrifos to be removed from shelves after multiple studies revealed a link between the pesticide and health problems in children including developmental disabilities and lower IQs.
Agricultural conglomerate Monsanto has been ordered to pay a terminally ill man dying of non-Hodgkins lymphoma $298 million in damages after a jury found them guilty of knowingly selling products with cancer-causing ingredients. In this particular case, the deadly product was Roundup, a weed-killer plaintiff Dewayne Johnson used daily during his job as a school groundskeeper. Mr. Johnson believes Roundup directly caused the development of the cancer that will soon take his life.
Six neighbors to Smithfield Farms facilities will receive a combined $473.5 million for putting up with smells, flies and other environmental nuisances stemming from Smithfield Farms’ industrial size farms housing large numbers of hogs.
The legal battle between Aetna and Houston, TX hospital, North Cypress Medical Center (NCMC), continues after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard from both parties on why neither agreed with a Texas district court’s decision in their case. The legal battle between insurer and provider began in 2013 when NCMC sued Aetna for allegedly underpaying out-of-network providers like NCMC. Aetna then filed a counter-claim, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation of billing practices by NCMC.
After receiving a rather outrageous quote for auto insurance coverage, a Canadian man discovered he could receive significantly cheaper coverage if he were a woman. So, he became one--on paper anyway. The man was able to obtain the necessary requirements to legally change gender status in Canada, including a letter from his physician, and promptly signed up for car insurance--at a much more reasonable rate.
Employees who file collective claims of fiduciary duty breach under ERISA will not be subject to individual arbitration agreements between themselves and their employer.
After a significant quality control issue lead to a high volume of customer complaints and repairs to their forklift product, Mitsubishi Caterpillar terminated the supervisor in charge of the line responsible for the defective machinery. The terminated supervisor, Ephrem Eyob, then filed a suit against Mitsubishi Caterpillar claiming wrongful termination and discrimination due to his race.