'Seismic' 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren't employees, could cost company millions

In a significant victory for FedEx drivers who contend they have been misclassified as independent contractors, a federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a finding in multidistrict litigation in Indiana and held that nearly 2,700 plaintiffs in California and Oregon are in fact employees.

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Homeless man who accepted award for Miley Cyrus is wanted by police

Is Delaware decision a sensible 'chip in the attorney-client privilege'?

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Legal Rebels 2014

Legal Rebels among us are strivers, pushing change and rejecting the rule book to build careers, serve clients and improve access to justice.

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Looking back on Zubulake, 10 years later

When Laura Zubulake first brought her employment discrimination lawsuit to attorney James Batson in 2001, neither of them thought the case would make history. Neither did U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, above, who presided over the case.

Stop: Before you hit ‘send’...

Last month, we examined why it's so important for judges to write clear openers that set forth the journalist's time-honored five W's: who–what–when–where–why (plus how). The same lesson holds true for research memos and emailed explanations in a law firm.

Matchmaking website connects plaintiffs to litigation funding, but is that ethical?

A company called Legal Funding Central has launched its website to streamline the process of finding a litigation funder, not unlike what Lending Tree does for mortgages.

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