Baseball faces formidable 2018 lineup of litigation

The past four spring training columns have each covered the progress of a class-action lawsuit in which minor league players sought to obtain what Major League Baseball, supreme ruler of the minor leagues, was unwilling to provide: a living wage. Many minor leaguers earn less than $7,500 a year, some less than $3,000, but barring action by the Supreme Court, their suit appears concluded.

Ghost of Steinbeck haunts decades of litigation over his works

So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda. —John Steinbeck

When John Steinbeck penned, in his 1952 novel “East of Eden,” that “I believe there are monsters born in the world to human parents,” few readers could have envisioned that he might someday become one of those parents.

Planning Early Can Reduce Discovery Costs

How many emails does your business send and receive in one day?  Ok, that might not be a fair question. How many emails do you personally send and receive in a day?  According to the Radicati Group, the average business user is expected to send and receive approximately 120.4 emails per day in 2017.[1]  That does not include business text messages, calendar invites, calls, and social media messaging.

How to Make the Case for a Smaller Law Firm to Your Board

The list of reasons why small law firms offer big advantages is well known—this is especially true for businesses that are midsized or emerging. But here's a quick review. With a smaller law firm, seasoned attorneys are the norm, rather than the associates who typically handle day-to-day business for the big law firms.

Wedding bells fail to ring, but way found around ‘unambiguous’ contract

Bride-to-be Jennifer Corona contracted with The Architects Golf Club in May 2012 to host her wedding reception.  The terms were simple enough. 

The club agreed to make available its catering hall in Lopatcong, New Jersey, and to provide the food and beverages.  Corona agreed to pay a pre-set amount, and made three deposit payments pursuant to the contract. 

The wedding was originally to take place in July 2013.  Alas, and perhaps with the heavenly thoughts of Dirty Harry’s alter ego on her mind, Corona postponed it by one year.  The club accommodated the change. 

Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a landmark decision, holding that federal discrimination law prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  In an 8 - 3 decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community ollege, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal court of appeals to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Minor Leaguers have Ninth Inning Rally, have Chance for Minimum Wage

Philadelphia Phillies prospect Dylan Cozens belted 40 home runs in 2016 to lead all minor leaguers. At season’s end, Cozens accepted Minor League Baseball’s Joe Bauman Home Run Award, and the $8,000 check that came with it ($200 for each round-tripper) by half-joking that the prize was more than he had earned all season with the AA League’s Reading Fightin Phils.