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  • Court again says New Jersey can't legalize sports betting

    Court again says New Jersey can't legalize sports betting

    Labor & Employment 08/12/2016

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey's yearslong attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state's challenge to a federal betting ban. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling invalidated a law passed ...

  • Court rejects blocking health warning on sugary drinks ads

    Court rejects blocking health warning on sugary drinks ads

    Labor & Employment 05/20/2016

    A federal court in Northern California has rejected an effort to block a new San Francisco law that requires health warnings on ads for sugary drinks. U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen's decision Tuesday clears the way for the law approved by ...

  • High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    Labor & Employment 05/02/2016

    The Supreme Court won't step into a dispute between Michigan gaming officials and a group of harness racing drivers over allegations of race-fixing. The drivers had refused to speak to state investigators without a grant of immunity from prosecution....

  • Obama's power over immigration drives Supreme Court dispute

    Obama's power over immigration drives Supreme Court dispute

    Labor & Employment 04/16/2016

    The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally.   The court is weighing the fate of Obama administration programs that cou...

  • High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

    High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

    Labor & Employment 06/22/2015

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said forcing raisin growers to give up...

  • Court weighs securities fraud class-action cases

    Court weighs securities fraud class-action cases

    Labor & Employment 03/05/2014

    The Supreme Court is considering whether to abandon a quarter-century of precedent and make it tougher for investors to band together to sue corporations for securities fraud. The justices hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal by Halliburton Co. that...

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Steelworkers' Claim

    Supreme Court Rules Against Steelworkers' Claim

    Labor & Employment 01/30/2014

    The Supreme Court says steelworkers do not have to be paid for time they spend putting on and taking off protective gear they wear on the job. The court was unanimous Monday in ruling in favor of United States Steel Corp. over workers' claims that th...

  • Court overturns $1M award against U of M, Smith

    Court overturns $1M award against U of M, Smith

    Labor & Employment 08/08/2012

    The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith over the hiring of an assistant coach. Jimmy Williams quit his job as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State in 200...

  • Calif. jury awards $167M in sexual harassment suit

    Calif. jury awards $167M in sexual harassment suit

    Labor & Employment 03/03/2012

    A Northern California jury has awarded $167 million to a former hospital employee who claimed in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed at work and fired after she repeatedly complained. The federal court jury found Sacramento's Mercy General Hospi...

  • Calif high court hears debate over worker breaks

    Calif high court hears debate over worker breaks

    Labor & Employment 11/09/2011

    The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a high-interest case contending restaurant managers must order meal and rest breaks for tens of thousands of workers rather than leave compliance to their discretion. The case was initially...

  • EEOC sues, argues man on treatment should be hired

    EEOC sues, argues man on treatment should be hired

    Labor & Employment 08/18/2011

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a national insurance company, contending the firm violated federal law by refusing to hire a North Carolina man after he disclosed he was participating in a methadone treatment program for a d...

  • Fight over Wis. union law heads to court

    Fight over Wis. union law heads to court

    Labor & Employment 03/29/2011

    A Wisconsin court hearing could offer some kind of clarity on whether a new law eliminating most of state workers' collective bargaining rights has gone into effect.Republican Gov. Scott Walker's administration insists it has, while other state and m...

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