Doctrine of Successor Liability: 7th Circuit Expands Federal Standard to FLSA Claim Context

Doctrine of Successor Liability: 7th Circuit Expands Federal Standard to FLSA Claim Context

This week we examine the doctrine of successor liability through the 7th Circuit's decision to expand application of the federal standard to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases through the Teed v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions, L.L.C. decision.

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Class Action Fairness Act: Amount in Controversy after Knowles

Class Action Fairness Act: Amount in Controversy after Knowles

In this installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog by Pavlack Law, LLC, we discuss the Class Action Fairness Act's amount in controversy requirement in light of the United States Supreme Court decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles.

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Indiana Supreme Court Holds: Day Laborers Can Bring Wage Payment Case if Expectation of Future Employment Exists

Indiana Supreme Court Holds: Day Laborers Can Bring Wage Payment Case if Expectation of Future Employment Exists

This week we examine the Indiana Supreme Court decision Walczak v. Labor Works-Fort Wayne LLC, which held that day laborers could bring claims under the Indiana Wage Payment Act unless they do not have a realistic expectation of future employment with the same employer. Had the Court not found as such, the case would have been dismissed for failure to file a submission to the Indiana Department of Labor under the Wage Claims Act.

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Perils of Ambiguity in Rule 68 Offer of Judgment

Perils of Ambiguity in Rule 68 Offer of Judgment

In this second post for the day, we examine the perils for defense attorneys in allowing an offer of judgment pursuant to Rule 68 to be ambiguous. Through the case Sanchez v. Prudential Pizza, we examine how the ambiguity allowed plaintiff to recover her attorney's fees and costs.

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7th Circuit Extends Bivens Civil Rights Actions to Brady Violations

7th Circuit Extends Bivens Civil Rights Actions to Brady Violations

This week we examine the hugely important 7th Circuit case Engel v. Buchan that found that the violations of the Brady v. Maryland right requiring a prosecutor to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to a criminal defendant are subject to damage awards arising from Bivens civil rights actions.

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The Unintentional Business Partnership & Liability For New Post-Dissolution Obligations

The Unintentional Business Partnership & Liability For New Post-Dissolution Obligations

This week we examine the unintentional creation of business partnerships, liability for obligations incurred after dissolution of a partnership, and take a look at partnership by estoppel. This is done through the context of the Uniform Partnership Act and the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision Curves for Women Angola v. Flying Cat, LLC.

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