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4/26/2016

In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that when a public employer demotes an employee in order to prevent the employee from exercising his free-speech rights, the employee may challenge that action as a violation of the First Amendment and §1983, even if the employer was mistaken about the employee’s behavior.

4/21/2016

April is an odd month in the Utah political scene. After the sprint-finish of the Legislative session and the whirlwind signing period for the Governor both concluded in March, many local political junkies can find themselves strangely depressed and looking for action. There is, of course, action to be found, you just have to know where to look!

4/18/2016

On April 12, 2016, the majority of a three-judge panel at the Eighth Circuit U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a class action of Best Buy shareholders, led by the IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund, should not have been certified, and the lower court misapplied the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John, 134 S.Ct. 2398 (2014).

4/15/2016

A federal court of appeals held that general insurance policies cover a data breach class action in a case that is highly likely to impact how courts throughout the country resolve insurance claims related to cyberattacks and policy renewal negotiations.

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