Civil Litigation

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Cummings v. Premier Distorts Contract Law to Gut Discrimination Law

In 2016, one of the authors of this post wrote a piece entitled “The ‘Tough Noogies’ Doctrine: Rights But No Remedies.” The article highlighted examples of then-recent Supreme Court cases denying clearly wronged individuals a remedy based on spurious reasoning. Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., 2022 WL 1243658 (Apr. 28, 2022) is a…

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In Defense of Class Actions: A Response to Gibson Dunn’s Commentary on the Ten-Year Anniversary of Dukes

In recent companion pieces marking the 10-year anniversary of Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes,[1] counsel for Wal-Mart celebrated the judicial assault on class actions and urged that it continue,[2] while counsel for the plaintiffs rightly observed that discrimination class actions are not dead yet.[3] As class action practitioners who have represented employees, consumers, tenants, and others, we take this opportunity to respond to the…

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Congress Must Open the Courthouse Doors to Uphold Military Members’ Civil Rights

Workers and students who experience civil rights violations have a plethora of legal tools at their disposal to seek accountability and relief—ranging from constitutional, to statutory, to tort claims. But the courthouse doors have long been closed to one group, whose exclusion from remedies by the government which they defend is particularly jarring: members of the military. Federal civil rights…

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Asian American Litigation and Finance

Read our Firm’s Statement on the Rise of Anti-AAPI Violence and Crimes in the U.S. Asian American Litigation and Finance Practice Group is led by Qiaojing Ella Zheng and committed to helping members of the Asian American community navigate the United States’ legal system. Ms. Zheng and the attorneys in the Asian American Litigation and Finance Practice Group advise entrepreneurs, companies, and…

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Facebook v. Duguid and the Textualism Gap

As Justice Kagan has famously declared: “We are all textualists now.” But textualism, while purporting to be the ultimate in objectivity and impartiality, is actually anything but evenhanded. In the hands of its fiercest proponents—namely those on the conservative side of the judicial spectrum—it means different things in different cases and for different people and constituencies. The most recent example…

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Legal Remedies in California for Employees Fraudulently Lured into a Job

Ever since the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century, California has attracted a large number of job seekers.  Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s most valuable technology companies, and the Los Angeles area dominates the national media and entertainment industries.  With these booming sectors come enticing professional opportunities that appeal to people all over the globe. But what happens when promised opportunities fail to…

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Requirements for Filing a Class Action

A class-action lawsuit gives individuals who experienced an injury because of the illegal actions of a corporation to join together and change the policies as well as receive compensation for their injuries. However, there are certain requirements a class needs to have before its lawsuit can proceed. Here are a few things to keep in mind before proceeding with a…

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What is a Class Action?

When an employee or a group of employees share a common complaint against their employer, they may file a class-action lawsuit against that organization. A class action allows the courts to manage a number of similar claims more efficiently as well as give plaintiffs who may not have pursued a claim before a chance to have their voice heard. There…

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