Category Archives: Summary Judgment in Employment Law Cases

Read about important summary judgment in employment law cases. Our Washington DC labor attorney discusses their significance.

How Arbitrators Maintain Proportionality In Discovery

2017-10-20 How Arbitrators Maintain Proportionality In Discovery by Richard T. Seymour – Law360 The topics addressed are: The Federal Courts Are Following in the Footsteps of Arbitrators, Part 1 The Federal Courts Are Following in the Footsteps of Arbitrators, Part 2 Responding to Parties Who Blow off Discovery Requests: Suggestions for Best Practices in Court and in Arbitration Federal Courts Should Follow the Further Lead of Arbitrators as to Summary Judgments

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What is the Proper Role for Dispositive Motions in Arbitration?

To achieve speedy resolutions, and to resolve matters as cost-effectively as possible, arbitrators should be careful in allowing the filing of dispositive motions. They make sense for gateway issues, but not for issues going to the substance of the merits. Allowing such motions generally would lengthen the time required to resolve cases, and multiply discovery to the magnitude needed in Federal courts. When trials are held on affidavits, the parties need a lot of depositions because that may be their only opportunity to examine the other sides’ witnesses. Ruling out trials by affidavits in the bulk of cases allows the promise of arbitration–faster, cheaper and fair resolutions–to be realized. Parties need to know at the outset what will and will not be allowed, so they that can cut their discovery needs. Continue reading

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No Libel Claim When Former Employer Tells Current Employer that Former Employee Breached a Noncompete Agreement

A March 18, 2013 case in Federal court in the District of Columbia teaches some useful lessons on the limits of libel law when an employer makes a reasonable publication for a contractually permitted purpose, and does not publish the allegedly defamatory statement any more broadly than necessary.

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