Pilot says he developed app on his own time with $100k of his own money.
A pilot for Delta Airlines is suing his own company for $1 billion, alleging that it stole an app he created.
Captain Craig Alexander, an 11-year veteran who flies 757s, developed a messaging app called QrewLive that facilitated flight crew communications. He says he pitched the app to Delta management, who, after allegedly expressing interest, ultimately turned him down before releasing a similar app of its own.
Alexander says he worked on the project on his own time and spent $100,000...
Christine Walika, a longtime executive at the American Bankers Association sued the trade association in Washington, D.C., court Thursday, alleging that women and minorities who work amid its “old boys’ club culture” are subjected to pervasive harassment and discrimination and that she was fired for speaking up about it.
Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog—Nicholas Sikon
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers shrinks Dodd-Frank's protections against workplace retaliation for corporate whistleblowers.
The once robust statute now leaves a gaping hole for those employees in the private sector who report securities related violations to their employer. Now, after the Supreme Court's ruling, employees are required to report directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to avail themselves of legal protection under the statute - internal reporting is no longer enough.
A former Grant & Eisenhofer lawyer has asked a federal judge in Washington D.C. to toss out the firm’s “recklessly false” claims that he unlawfully poached a client in a whistleblower case against Celgene Corp that recently settled for $280 million.
Reuben Guttman said he brought the whistleblower, Beverly Brown, to the firm and that she followed him when he left Grant & Eisenhofer in 2015. Guttman, who is now a name partner at plaintiffs’ firm Guttman Buschner & Brooks, is represented by Outten & Golden.
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Denying allegations that he stole a lucrative whistleblower client on his way out of Grant & Eisenhofer, former director Reuben Guttman on Tuesday accused the plaintiffs firm of rehashing old claims and using a recent breach-of-contract lawsuit to sully his reputation.
Represented by employment law boutique Outten & Golden, Guttman and his current firm, Washington, D.C.-based whistleblower boutique Guttman, Buschner & Brooks, filed several motions in response to a contract lawsuit Grant & Eisenhofer brought in August in D.C. federal court. The lawsuit seeks $7...
A D.C.-based boutique law firm and a former Grant & Eisenhofer PA director urged a federal judge Tuesday to toss G&E’s suit claiming they stole its client and owe $7 million in fees plus a cut of a $280 million settlement reached in a False Claims Act suit against Celgene Corp.
Ex-G&E Director Reuben A. Guttman and his current firm, Guttman Buschner & Brooks PLLC, argued that G&E refused an offer to continue to litigate as co-counsel for whistleblower Beverly Brown in an underlying FCA action against Celgene over the off-label promotion of two cancer drugs. G...
Some brokerage firms are successfully avoiding Finra arbitration for employment disputes—despite Finra rules to the contrary.
In several recent cases, firms have persuaded courts to uphold contractual provisions to arbitrate at the American Arbitration Association (AAA), a private forum that specializes in business disputes.
Although not a widespread trend, legal observers say the legal tactic by firms raises concerns about eroding Finra’s intended policy of providing an economical dispute-resolution process, and risks burdening registered reps with parallel proceedings. ...
This is a guest post by Tammy Marzigliano, Laurence S. Moy and Piper Hoffman. Moy and Marzigliano are partners at Outten & Golden LLP, a plaintiff-side employment law firm. Hoffman is a writer and former partner at Outten & Golden. She blogs at piperhoffman.com.
If you get an offer letter when you are getting ready to start a new job, read it carefully. It is a critical document.
Employers do not always consider offer letters to be employment...
An arbitration panel's recent decision to deny Wells Fargo Advisors LLC's $30 million raiding claim against crosstown rival Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc. is just the tip of the iceberg in a six-year battle over advisers.
More than a dozen raiding claims from Wells Fargo drove Stifel to file a complaint against its rival with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., alleging a “nationwide scorched-earth litigation campaign against Stifel” and an “ongoing abuse of the judicial and Finra arbitration process.”
A 20-year investment banker, who alleged Barclays used the collapse of former employer Lehman Brothers to seek to renege on a compensation agreement, has prevailed in arbitration proceedings against the London-based banking enterprise.
A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel ordered Barclays Capital Inc. to pay $715,000, plus interest, FINRA filing fees, and other costs, according to Outten & Golden LLP, counsel for Thomas D. Whalen, who filed the claim.