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WLF urges the Ninth Circuit to enjoin a controversial new California law that imposes staggering liability on prescription-drug manufacturers for merely settling pending patent litigation. (Ass’n for Accessible Medicines v. Becerra)
WLF asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review yet another California Supreme Court ruling that flouts the Federal Arbitration Act. (OTO, LLC v. Kho)
The Third Circuit reverses a trial court ruling and sustains, against a First Amendment challenge, a Philadelphia ordinance that prohibits prospective employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. (Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia v. City of Philadelphia)
The California Supreme Court rules that Apple must pay its employees for time spent undergoing loss-prevention bag searches, even though Apple does not require employees to bring bags to work. (Apple v. Frlekin)
Clarifying circuit precedent, the en banc Fifth Circuit aligns with its sister circuits to hold that federal contractors who present a colorable federal defense may remove cases to federal court under the Federal Officer Removal Statute. (Latiolais v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc.)
The Seventh Circuit reverses the dismissal of a refusal-to-deal claim in a major antitrust suit in which a cable operator cut ties with a middleman in order to lower costs and create other efficiencies. (Viamedia, Inc. v. Comcast Corp.)
The NLRB issues its final rule clarifying that a firm is a “joint employer” of another firm’s employees only if it exercises “substantial direct and immediate control” over one or more of the “essential terms and conditions” of employment. (In re Standards for Determining Joint-Employer Status)