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Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

Derek T. Braslow

Lyft: the Case Is Settled, but Not the Employment Classification

A federal judge has accepted a $27 million settlement this month in a class-action lawsuit against one of the U.S.’s leading rideshare providers, Lyft. While this marks the end of a long road for drivers seeking fair compensation in the […]

Roopal Luhana

After a Sexual Assault: Who’s There to Help?

According to the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, nearly one in five women and one in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime. Almost 30 percent of men who reported it said it happened when they were 10 […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Helping Our Heroes to Find Jobs in the Civilian World

Military families face unique hardships. Not only are they often separated from their loved ones for extended periods of time, they may also have to deal with financial difficulties, emotional challenges, and difficult conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder, serious injuries, […]

John Bair

Findings from This Year’s ‘The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap’

In a previous post, I had noted that according to the 2015 Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and The NAWL Foundation, the situation for female lawyers remains […]

Steven J. Klearman

Several States File Lawsuit Over DOL Overtime Rules

Several states, including Nevada, are joining forces to challenge the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules. Attorney Generals in Nevada and Texas filed a suit in Texas federal court, contending the overtime regulations are “illegal” because they are […]

Rick Shapiro

BNSF Engineer Fired for Reporting Safety Problems Awarded $1.25M in Whistleblower Suit

A veteran locomotive engineer who got fired twice after going to federal regulators with concerns over his employer’s failure to fix track safety problems has won a whistleblower lawsuit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. A federal jury in Tacoma, […]

Sheller, P.C.

Philadelphia Signs Sick Leave Law

Mandatory paid sick leave was signed into law this week, in Pennsylvania, by Mayor Nutter. “Those that did not have paid sick leave are most in need of it,” said Councilman William K. Greenlee, a sponsor of the bill. “They’re […]

Scott R. Marshall

Florida Workers’ Compensation: UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Order highlights importance of judiciary in reigning in runaway legislatures

The Bombshell from Miami-Dade County Circuit Court is no doubt reverberating throughout the halls of Tallahassee this week and will most certainly dominate discussion at the 69th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference to be hosted this week by the Workers’ Compensation […]

Scott R. Marshall

SELF-EXECUTED — Florida Workers’ Compensation Law

The week before last, I am sitting in the Florida Workers’ Compensation Forum, when one of the speakers quotes a court opinion stating that to require a certain act (irrelevant to this blog) on the part of the insurance carrier […]