The United States Supreme Court has held that merchants who seek to bring antitrust claims against American Express can’t join together in a class action, even though they all have similar claims, and even though the merchants say it would be cost-prohibitive for them to bring individual claims against the company. The reason: the businesses […]
Although the Surpreme Court issues opinions throughout its term, many come out towards the back end of the term, which concludes in June. In the last couple of weeks, the Court has issued several decisions which touch on employment law: In Conkirght v. Frommert, the 5-3 majority upheld the company’s denial of pension benefits to […]
Hawkins v. General Electric Co.: The court mostly affirmed an award to the plaintiff based on an occupational disease, contact dermititis, that was causally related to his employment. The court also agreed that he was disabled as long as his condition persisted. Jeffers v. D’Alessandro: The plaintiff, a former player for the Carolina Panthers, had brought […]
The Fourth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s decision for the union in United Steelworkers, Local 850L v. Continental Tire. The Court agreed with the union that the dispute over pension and health benefits had to submitted to arbitration.