9th Circuit

  • Costco Challenges Washington's Alcohol Regulations

    Costco Wholesale Corp. thinks Washington state is drunk with power. In a case before the 9th Circuit, the retailer claims the state's alcohol regulations are overly restrictive and anti-competitive. The feud began in 2003 when John Sullivan, Costco's deputy general counsel for litigation, started researching why the company was paying...

  • Dukes of Hazard

    9th Circuit decision paves the way for massive discrimination class actions.

  • California Considers 'Fair-Share' Insurance Initiative

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is forging ahead with a universal health care initiative that opponents contend is a ticking legal time bomb. He unveiled a package of proposals Jan. 8 aimed at securing health care for 4 million uninsured Californians. The proposal places some of the burden of funding that...

  • Dukes of Hazard

    9th Circuit decision paves the way for massive discrimination class actions.

  • California Grocers Challenge Worker Retention Law

    In general employers are allowed to choose their workers. But that's not the case for Los Angeles grocery store owners. That's because last spring the city became one of several California cities to pass the controversial Grocery Worker Retention Ordinance. This law mandates that when a grocery store changes ownership,...

  • Employees Beat UPS Policy Against Deaf Drivers

    With 91,700 delivery vehicles on the road every day, one of the top concerns for Atlanta-based UPS Inc. is driver safety. So managers thought they were doing the right thing when they barred deaf and hearing-impaired people from driving the company's largest delivery vans. They based their decision on studies...

  • Fractured Appeals Court Reinstates Controversial Labor Law

    Companies cannot use state funds to fight unionization.

  • HP Probe Highlights Investigation Worst Practices

    Botched internal investigation could expose company to criminal liability.

  • California Prohibits Secretly Taping Phone Calls

    As WorldCom employees in California in the late 1990s, Kelly Kearney and Mark Levy received stock options redeemable through the Atlanta office of Salomon Smith Barney. In the course of maintaining their accounts, they had numerous telephone conversations with stockbrokers in that office. Later, Kearney and Levy had a dispute...

  • California Puts Career Plaintiff Out of Business

    Serial ADA plaintiff declared vexatious litigant.

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