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The Virginia Supreme Court has enforced an arbitration agreement against a housekeeper who sought to sue her former boss after he physically assaulted her. By this point, like it or not (not), consumer and worker advocates expect to find arbitration... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at CL&P Blog
Today, the Washington Post reported on a new study quantifying how often surgeons make "never" mistakes, i.e., mistakes that should never happen, such as leaving an object in a patient, performing the wrong procedure, or performing the procedure on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at CL&P Blog
As we have previously discussed, the House has entertained bills that would severely limit health care liability awards under state tort law. There are a number of problems with such tort reform, and Brian Wolfman has testified about some of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at CL&P Blog
Today, in El Apple I, Ltd. v. Olivas, the Texas Supreme Court held that, just as in federal Title VII employment discrimination cases, attorneys seeking fees under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act's (TCHRA's) fee-shifting provision must submit itemized... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at CL&P Blog
This month, as the Washington Post reports here, the clinic at We Can, a DC program aimed at helping low-income families struggling with obesity and chronic disease, started writing prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables in the form of vouchers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at CL&P Blog
By Leah Nicholls and Brian Wolfman Monday, in Elgin v. Department of the Treasury, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that federal employees cannot bring equitable constitutional claims in district court. Rather, the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) impliedly requires that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at CL&P Blog
As part of Slate's series of guest columns on fixing the Constitution, Larry Tribe has proposed the following constitutional amendment to deal with campaign finance problems: Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to forbid Congress or the states from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at CL&P Blog
Back in 2008, we reported on the suit that the City of Baltimore had filed against Wells Fargo alleging that the bank had targeted African-American neighborhoods in Baltimore for deceptive, predatory, and otherwise unfair mortgage practices. Several amended complaints later,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at CL&P Blog
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Jun 11, 2012