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April 20, 2016

In the News Today – April 20, 2016

  • Minor League Baseball Players Invoke SCOTUS’ Tyson Foods Ruling in Wage and Hour Suit: A group of minor league baseball players have asked a California federal court to “allow survey evidence of hours they worked as part of their bid to win class certification in a wage and hour suit against Major League Baseball”. The players contend such evidence was permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Tyson Foods ruling. (Law360)
  • Are Canadian Mining Companies Operating Overseas About to See a Flood of Lawsuits In Canadian Courts? The British Columbia Supreme Court will decide in the coming months whether a civil claim against a local mining company with a mine in Eritrea can be heard in Canada. If the court decides the claim can be heard in Canada, it could open the door for further lawsuits in Canada against Canadian mining companies operating overseas. (Business Vancouver)
  • Ninth Circuit Tops in Accounting-Related Securities Class Actions: A new Cornerstone Research report shows the Ninth Circuit overtook the Second Circuit in having the most accounting-related securities class actions in 2015. The Ninth Circuit attracted 26 of 71 filings in 2015, which is the court’s highest volume in the last 10 years. (Law360)

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