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Supreme Court curtails human rights enforcement

In another 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ventured into the public policy thicket and came out on the side of defendants. In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court held that the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”) generally no longer prov… Read More

A wake-up call for those addressing corporate wrongdoing

One of the most important tools for ending misdeeds and for compensating the resulting victims is litigation prosecuted on a class-wide basis. Consistent with its apparently escalating hostility toward such systemic legal action, the Supreme Court re… Read More

Closing the courthouse doors?

In another example of legal maneuvering, lawyers representing employers and other defendants in civil matters are seeking to change the rules of the game so that it is more difficult to have one’s day in court. These corporate agents want to change… Read More

Class actions under arbitral attack

The Supreme Court has continued to exhibit a preference for arbitration over court litigation in a number of recent rulings, including those that have limited the ability to pursue class actions and collective actions. The Supreme Court’s agenda se… Read More

Immigration reform: short on details, long on consequences

With the re-election of Barack Obama as President, Washington, DC and much of the country have refocused attention on the nation’s broken immigration system. The renewed attention on how we should best address the presence of approximately 12 milli… Read More

Federal and state elections update

Federal and State elections will be held in approximately 1 month. Those elections could have a dramatic impact, with reverberations for decades, as to the legal rights of unions, employees in general, consumers, and other members of the larger commu… Read More