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  1. 11th Circuit Upholds Bar on Claims by Jail Officer with CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

    The Eleventh Circuit recently held that an officer at a county jail in Florida who was undergoing treatment for cancer cannot proceed with her Americans with Disabilities Act claim because she failed to identify a reasonable accommodation that would allow her to perform the essential functions of an available position. Lisa Spears was hired in 2004 to work in the medical unit of a jail in Wakulla County, Florida.


  2. 2 groups of Birmingham women call for removal of Judge Mark Fuller: Reader opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Alabama Live

    U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, right, appears in Fulton County Court Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 to face charges of misdemeanor battery, in Atlanta.


  3. Risk Management a Insurer not liable in case settled without its...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Business Insurance

    An insurer is not liable for a bad faith claim in a case where, contrary to policy language, an insured settled without the insurer's consent, says the Georgia Supreme Court, in a case involving an XL Reinsurance America Inc. unit. Johns Creek, Georgia-based Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. had purchased two liability insurance policies, a $10 million primary policy issued by Liberty Surplus Insurance Co., a unit of Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, and a $10 million excess policy issued by Stamford, Connecticut-based XL Specialty Insurance Co., according to Monday's unanimous ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court in Atlanta in Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. v.


  4. Florida agrees to end lawsuit over state worker drug testsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott's long running battle over whether the state could drug test state workers is finally coming to an end. Scott and the union that represents state workers have reached a settlement in the case that would result in the testing of some employees - but would end the Republican governor's bid to submit all state employees under his control to random drug testing.


  5. Florida governor, state employees end drug testing disputeRead the original story

    Yesterday | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Florida Governor Rick Scott and the state's largest union of public employees agreed to end a long-running dispute over the broad use of random drug testing of state workers, according to a court filing on Monday. If approved by a federal judge, the agreement would end the court battle over Scott's 2011 executive order requiring state employees to submit to mandatory urinalysis drug testing without suspicion of wrongdoing.


  6. US Supreme Court declines to hear case against Chiquita over Colombia violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Jurist

    Family members of several thousand victims of paramilitary violence in Colombia filed suit [JURIST report] in April 2010 against Chiquita Brand International, which has admitted to funding United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia [BBC backgrounder], a right-wing paramilitary group. Chiquita admitted to making payments to paramilitaries but argued it was a victim of extortion and was not responsible for any crimes, including torture and murder, committed by the paramilitaries.


  7. Scott, state workers end fight over drug testsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | News 4 Jax

    Ending a four-year legal battle that cost taxpayers at least $675,000, Gov. Rick Scott and lawyers representing a state workers' union have agreed on the types of Florida government employees who can be forced to undergo suspicionless drug tests. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which represents the workers, and Scott haggled for more than a year over which employees can be subjected to random drug testing after an appellate court found that Scott's blanket drug-screening policy violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.


  8. Why are politicians playing doctor?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | CNN

    Ford Vox: Florida law keeps doctors from talking gun safety with patients; Arizona law forces doctors to promote disputed abortion claim Ford Vox is a physician and journalist based in Atlanta. He writes frequently for CNN Opinion.


  9. FCRA Preemption: Is Guidance on the Way from the 11th Circuit?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | JD Supra

    FCRA preemption of state law claims against furnishers of credit information is anything but a settled legal issue. For better or worse, guidance may be on the way soon from the Eleventh Circuit.


  10. U.S. Supreme Court rejects Colombian human rights suitRead the original story

    Monday | Reuters

    Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami.


  11. UPDATE 1-U.S. top court rejects Colombian Chiquita human rights suitRead the original story

    Monday | Reuters

    Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami.


  12. Employee Wellness Programs: Finally, Some GuidanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Law.com

    In the years since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, more and more employers are trying to both help their employees get healthier and keep group health plan costs down by implementing wellness programs in the workplace. Problem is, there wasn't much guidance for how anti-discrimination laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act should play into workplace wellness regimes .


  13. Have Republicans Given Up In The Fight Against Obamacare?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Outside the Beltway

    For five years, the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare" to use a word first coined by critics of the plan to reform health care coverage that has now been adopted by those who favor the plan, has been at the center of Republican attacks against the President. Before the ink was even dry on the law in March 2010, Republican politicians and conservative pundits set their sights on the law and used it to help fuel the political movement that vaulted the GOP in to control of the House in November of that year.


  14. Physician Non-Compete Agreements and AntitrustRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | JD Supra

    Antitrust claims based on employee non-compete agreements generally fail because the plaintiff cannot establish antitrust standing. In the Eleventh Circuit, the test for antitrust standing requires the plaintiff show antitrust injury and that he or she is an efficient enforcer of the antitrust laws.


  15. Federal Appeals Court Upholds FTC Order that Found McWane, Inc....Read the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | Federal Trade Commission

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order finding that McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems, unlawfully maintained its monopoly in the domestic fittings market through exclusionary conduct. "The Eleventh Circuit's decision affirms that monopolists must compete on the merits rather than resorting to anticompetitive tactics to exclude would-be market entrants," said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.


  16. Court affirms FTC ruling on McWane monopolyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Alabama Live

    An appeals court has upheld a Federal Trade Commission ruling that McWane Inc. illegally had a policy aimed at keeping distributors from buying elsewhere so it could maintain a monopoly on the U.S.-made ductile iron pipe fittings market. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed last year's decision by the FTC that the Birmingham-based pipe company had violated a section of the Federal Trade Commission Act that prohibits ''unfair or deceptive acts or practices" affecting commerce.


  17. Battery Charges Against Judge Mark Fuller DroppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | FindLaw

    ... Fuller was formally charged with battery, but that was just the start of his problems. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reassigned his cases and suspended him from receiving new ones. Both of Alabama's senators called for his to step down . ...


  18. Construction Case Law Update - April 2015 #2Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | JD Supra

    Commercial General Liability Policies; "Injury-in-fact" vs. "Manifestation" as Trigger for Coverage; "Your Work" Exception A CGL policy's "Your Work" exclusion precludes coverage for defective installation when no damage occurs beyond the defective work of a single subcontractor. General contractor entered into consent judgment with, and assigned its claims against its insurer to, homeowner who sued for construction defects.


  19. This Day in History: Equal Pay Trailblazer Lilly Ledbetter Turns 77Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The White House

    President Barack Obama signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the East Room of the White House. January 29, 2009.


  20. Battery charge against U.S. judge dropped, angering congresswomanRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Reuters

    A misdemeanor charge against a federal judge accused of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel room in August 2014 has been dropped, a court official said on Tuesday, prompting an angry reaction from a U.S. congresswoman who has called for his dismissal. The allegations against Alabama-based U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller, which came amid a furor over the National Football League's perceived lenient treatment of players accused or convicted of domestic violence, triggered a judicial inquiry and calls for his removal from the bench.