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Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Trump tapped the conservative U.S. Court of Appeals circuit judge to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What are the implications?
By Simpluris Research - September 29, 2020 at 10:06 AM
SCOTUS Remands Case for Congressional Subpoenas of Trump Tax Docs
The Supreme Court said that while the President could not block his financial records, Congress would need to show 'valid legislative purpose.'
By Simpluris Research - July 16, 2020 at 8:51 AM
Supreme Court Permits NY Subpoenas for President's Financial Info
The Supreme Court held that Trump's banks and tax firm must comply with NY's investigation into his business dealings.
By Simpluris Research - July 16, 2020 at 8:51 AM
SCOTUS OKs Religious Exemption to Employers Against Contraceptives
The High Court allows religious entities to opt-out of ACA's birth control mandate.
By Simpluris Research - July 15, 2020 at 7:10 PM
SCOTUS Bans Robocalls to Collect Federal Debt
The Supreme Court held that the debt-collection exception to TCPA's automated-call restriction violates the First Amendment.
By Simpluris Research - July 14, 2020 at 8:21 PM
Supreme Court Extends State Aid Eligibility to Religious Schools
The High Court overturned a decision that excludes religious schools from receiving funds from Montana's tuition assistance program for private education.
By Simpluris Research - July 8, 2020 at 4:31 PM
Abortion Law in Louisiana Blocked by Supreme Court
The High Court struck down the requirement for doctors who perform the procedure to get admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
By Simpluris Research - July 8, 2020 at 4:12 PM
Supreme Court Allows President to Fire CFPB Director
The High Court ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could still exist but that its leadership could be removed by the President.
By Simpluris Research - July 6, 2020 at 12:47 PM
Supreme Court Allows Expedited Removal of Asylum Seekers
The High Court upheld a federal law that noncitizens with meritless asylum claims have no right to a court review.
By Simpluris Research - July 2, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Supreme Court Allows SEC to Use Disgorgement with Limits
The High Court upheld the SEC's ability to recover money in fraud cases but the amount must not exceed the wrongdoer's net profits.
By Simpluris Research - June 29, 2020 at 12:09 PM
High Court To Review Dispute Over Faulty Deportation Notices
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed earlier to consider whether a deportation notice containing missing information can be fixed with a follow-up notice.
By Simpluris Research - June 16, 2020 at 11:51 PM
High Court Issues Judgments on Pension and Deportation
On Monday the Supreme Court handed down decisions on cases limiting the circumstances of ERISA litigation claims and gave immigrants facing deportation the ability to assert a Torture Convention claim.
By Simpluris Research - June 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM
West v. Randall The Early Roots of American Class Action Jurisprudence
The Early Roots of American Class Action Jurisprudence
By Simpluris Research Team - April 7, 2019 at 7:07 AM
Top Legal News
Employment & Labor
Government Looks to Prevent Litigation Epidemic As Businesses Reopen
As the government shifts its focus from coronavirus containment to restarting the economy, discussions have begun in Congress regarding the second pandemic relief bill, in particular, the issue of providing immunity for businesses from lawsuits related to the pandemic. As companies reopen, employees want to return to work without the risk of getting sick. At the same time, employers want liability protection from workers who might get COVID-19 on the job and decide to sue. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will oversee much of the coronavirus relief legislation, thinks a lawsuit shield for companies against possible claims must be included.
By Simpluris Research - May 14, 2020 at 1:28 PM
Class Action
Lawsuit Filed Against Ikea For Deadly Dressers
Consumer Reports reported that a class action lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia against Ikea for marketing and selling dressers that it knew were hazards to consumers, and issuing "feeble" and "inadequate" recalls, which included failing to honor refunds. The lead plaintiffs are Diana and John Dukich, the parents of a toddler who died after being crushed by a Malm dresser.
By Simpluris Research - May 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Class Action
Detroit School District Reaches Groundbreaking Literacy Settlement
Seven teens, representing students from Detroit's worst-performing public schools, reached a $94.4 million deal with the state to fund literacy-related programming. The settlement comes after four years since the class-action lawsuit was filed against former Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder. It claimed that students were deprived of access to literacy because of a lack of books, teachers, and poor building conditions.
By Simpluris Research - May 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Class Action
California Uber Drivers Seek Class Action Certification
California drivers have asked a federal judge to certify their consolidated class-action lawsuit. They claim that Uber disregarded a state worker classification law by labeling drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, denying them proper wages, sick leave, and expense reimbursements. California is suing Uber and Lyft for the same reason.
By Simpluris Research - May 27, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Class Action
What Are Class Action Notices?
A class action notice is a form of written communication, such as a postcard, email, letter, newspaper or magazine ad, informing individuals of a filed or pending case and the legal rights they may exercise at that time.
By Simpluris Research - June 2, 2020 at 3:23 PM
Class Action
Passengers Sue Southwest Airlines for Double-Charges
A Southwest Airlines traveler alleges he was double-charged early boarding fees when he was required to reschedule a flight that was canceled by the airline company.
By Simpluris Research - June 2, 2020 at 5:49 PM
Class Action
Truckers File Lawsuit Against Trius for Underpayment
California truck driver and Lead Plaintiff Augustus Mondrian filed a class-action lawsuit against Trius Trucking for misclassifying him and other drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. The claim states that Trius paid its drivers on a piece-rate basis and failed to compensate them with minimum wage for company work performed outside of driving.
By Simpluris Research - June 3, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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