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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the Department of Labor’s 2016 Final Rule, which revised overtime exemption regulations for certain employees under the FLSA.
Paul, Weiss obtained an appellate victory on behalf of senior management of real estate investment trust iStar Inc. when Maryland's highest court upheld the intermediate court's dismissal of a putative derivative and class action.
The Department of Labor announced a final rule that revises overtime exemption regulations for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Federal Labor Standards Act that will have a major financial and operational impact on all employers.
Supreme Court Rules That Limitations Period for Constructive-Discharge Claims Begins to Run When Employees Provide Notice of Their Resignation
In Green v. Brennan, No. 14-613 (May 23, 2016), the Supreme Court held that, in constructive-discharge claims brought by federal employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the limitations period for the time within which the employees must contact an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor prior to bringing suit begins to run only after (not before) the employees provide notice of their resignation.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the landmark concussion settlement between the NFL and former players. The league, represented by Paul, Weiss and Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, had urged the Court to deny the petition by 32 former players who objected to the settlement, claiming that to do so would jeopardize the benefits due the class members under the settlement.
Philippe Dauman and George Abrams Defeat Motions to Dismiss and Are Granted Expedited Trial in Viacom Litigation
Judge George Phelan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court denied six motions to dismiss Paul, Weiss clients Philippe Dauman's and George Abrams' amended complaint in equity.
Paul, Weiss obtained a victory on behalf of the senior management of iStar Inc., a real estate investment trust, when a three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a putative derivative and class action on behalf of iStar shareholders.
In its recent Tyson Foods decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that statistical evidence and representative sampling could be used by plaintiffs in a class action to establish liability.
Paul, Weiss client the Minnesota Vikings reached an out-of-court settlement that resolves the litigation threatened by former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe alleged in a January 2014 Deadspin article that the Vikings had released him from the team because of his support for marriage equality rather than any performance-related reasons.