Recent Case Activity

Supreme Court says employee is a "supervisor" only if empowered to take tangible employment actions against victim
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Supreme Court says FAA enforces a class action arbitration waiver; cannot defeat the waiver on the ground that individual arbitration is too expensive.
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
U.S. Chamber urges review of decision that wrongly grafts hourly rate compensation rules onto piece-rate compensation system (California Supreme Court)
California Supreme Court
Defeat
Fourth Circuit upholds District Court decision; holds NLRB has no authority to issue posting regulation under the NLRA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Victory
Court holds parking requirements are preempted; declines to rule on maintenance, employment, and financial capacity requirements (U.S. Supreme Court)
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Massachusetts High Court dismisses retains $35 compensatory damages award, overturns $81 million punitives award, sends deceptive trade practices claims back to lower court
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Other
U.S. Supreme Court paves way for Takings Clause claim by farmers who were compelled by the federal government to give up 47% of their raisins to the government
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Supreme Court holds arbitrator's decision survives limited review provided by Federal Arbitration Act; arbitrator had found contract allows class arbitration (U.S. Supreme Court)
Supreme Court of the United States
Other
U.S. Chamber urges Pennsylvania Supreme Court to discard outdated, unworkable strict liability regime for design defect and failure to warn claims (PA Supreme Court)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber argues exempting class actions from arbitration disserves investors (FINRA)
Other Venues
Awaiting Decision