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Poor Drafting Results in Woes for Detroit Workers

In another blow to Detroit workers, GM has escaped liability on a 2007 obligation to pay $450 million to fund retiree medical benefits. GM was granted summary judgment after arguing its obligation to make the payment was extinguished by a later 2009 agreement entered into after it emerged from bankruptcy. The United Automobile, Aerospace, and […]

9th Circuit Takes a Bite out of Nestle

In a move that could have lasting implications for how corporations do business abroad, the 9th Circuit Court filed an opinion on December 19th holding that corporations can face liability for claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute. A class of plaintiffs of Malian descent has alleged they were illegally trafficked to the Ivory Coast […]

Fast-Food Workers Turn to Mini-Strikes

Fast-food workers are determined to make living wages a reality. Small concessions in Washington, California, New Jersey, and New York have done little to pacify the growing discontent of minimum wage earners in the fast-food industry. Indeed, they have captured the attention of the American public and do not intend to waste the opportunity. In […]

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