NOVEMBER 13, 2019
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With the Trump impeachment proceedings getting ready to start this week in the House of Representatives, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the Clinton Impeachment.  The catalyst for President Clinton’s impeachment was the Starr Report.  Independent Counsel Ken Starr presented to the House of Representatives a case for impeaching President Bill Clinton on 11 grounds, including perjury, obstruction of justice, witness-tampering and abuse of power.  The sexual relationship between the president and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky formed the basis of the lying under oath and obstruction of justice charges.  Read More on Impeachment Proceedings here>
It has been two years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court (BMS). In BMS, the Court held that state courts lacked personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants relating to state-law mass tort claims that had no connection to the forum state. The Court reiterated that there are two bases for personal jurisdiction over corporations: either the corporation must be “at home” in the forum state, typically because it is headquartered or incorporated there (a concept known as “general” jurisdiction), or the claim must arise out of or relate to the defendant’s contact with the forum state (“specific” jurisdiction). Read More on Bristol-Myers Squibb Litigation Here >
A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (USWNT) equal pay claims under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act can move forward as a class action, as opposed to myriad individual cases.
As part of its decision, the court also allowed the USWNT’s Equal Pay Act (EPA) case to proceed as a collective action.  Read More on Women's Soccer and Equal Pay Here >
McDonald’s Corporation (“McDonald’s”) was named as a defendant in a putative class action filed by the employees of the Haynes Family Limited Partnership, which operated eight McDonald’s franchises in the Bay Area. The putative class members alleged they were denied overtime premiums, meal and rest breaks and other violations of the California Labor Code; they further alleged that McDonald’s and its franchises were their joint employers for purposes of wage and hour liability. Read More on McDonald's Joint Employer Decision >
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