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U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on key securities class action case

Justices from the nation’s highest court might reasonably be thought of as austere legal masters whose prose is routinely dense and technical in order to deal with the weighty legal topics the tribunal regularly addresses. That is not always true, though, with U.S. Supreme Court opinions sometimes making clear effort to have a bit of […]

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What legal rights do working mothers have in Connecticut?

As a new mother, you may be wondering what types of protections and accommodations you can expect in the workplace. The laws surrounding such issues vary greatly by state. In this post, we examine the legal protections a new or expecting mother in Connecticut can anticipate: Pregnancy If you are pregnant, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act […]

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Too many downsides to mandatory workplace arbitration, argue AGs

Any number of business principals in Connecticut and nationally can tick off multiple plusses linked with mandatory arbitration being used to resolve workplace disputes. They might as well just forgo the effort, though, if they’re trying to cite those virtues to an attorney general of an American state. Actually, any American state, as evidenced by […]

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Is court decision a momentum shift re workplace bias?

Next stop, U.S. Supreme Court? Some close watchers of a recent federal appellate ruling envision precisely that concerning a case focused upon gay right rights at the workplace. That case concluded last week in New York, where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit (with territory comprising numerous states, including Connecticut) made a […]

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Allergan, Senju, & Kyorin To Pay $9 Million to Settle Product Hopping Suit

On February 16, 2018, Allergan Inc. (“Allergan”), Senju Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., and Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (collectively, “Defendants”) announced a proposed settlement in which they will pay Hartig Drug Co. Inc. (“Plaintiff”) $9 million to end a class action over alleged “product hopping” related to eye care products, Zymar and Zymaxid. Product hopping is a […]

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SCOTUS steps in with key Dodd-Frank whistleblowing ruling

Financial regulators from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have long insisted that the impressive protections extended whistleblowers under the seminal Dodd-Frank legislation be liberally construed. That is, they are stated to apply to individuals who bring fraud-related charges to both the SEC and via other outlets, such as to company managers, various agencies and […]