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Tip pool doesn’t violate state wage law

State wage and hour laws do not prohibit restaurant employees who do not provide direct table service from participating in mandatory tip pools, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a dismissal.

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Insurer must show prejudice before denying claim

A liability insurer was required to show prejudice before it could deny coverage based on its insured’s failure to comply with a policy term requiring prompt notice of claims, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.

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Assisted living lawsuits mounting

Assisted living lawsuits are increasing. And while defense lawyers say they have become the next target of the plaintiffs' bar, attorneys filing civil suits on behalf of families say that lax regulations and poorly trained staff are to blame for neglect and abuse of frail elders.

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Court hears arguments in age bias case

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in an age discrimination case where the legal issues were so thorny, even a seasoned high court litigator was compelled to comment.

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