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7 Jan 2014, 2:10 am by tortsprof
Walter Olson at Overlawyered reports that recent reforms tightening British libel law took effect on January 1st. - SBS [read post]
3 Jan 2014, 4:38 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Plaintiff Who Was “Pantsed” Appeals Six-Figure Verdict in His Favor — from Lowering the Bar Within Employment Discrimination, It’s a Wage-and-Hour World — from WSJ.com: Law Blog Those nice people who file ADA suits — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Checking it Twice? [read post]
18 Dec 2013, 10:30 am by Walter Olson
I’m quoted: As Walter Olson of the Cato Institute noted to me in an e-mail, “Many of the key business decisions being sued over took place closer to Abraham Lincoln’s time than to our own, and if the companies had gone to twenty leading lawyers of the day and asked, `could this ever lead to nuisance liability under such-and-such facts’ would have been told `of course not. [read post]
13 Dec 2013, 4:59 am by Jon Hyman
A Trial — from Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Discrimination award $27K, attorneys’ fee award nearly $700K — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Undue Hardship in the Financial Sense: A Viable Defense? [read post]
4 Dec 2013, 7:26 am by Walter Olson
At Watchdog.org, Jon Street quotes me suggesting it’s past time for the Green Mountain State to drop its ban: Walter Olson, a senior fellow for constitutional studies at The Cato Institute, a libertarian-leaning, Washington, D.C. [read post]
26 Nov 2013, 1:36 pm by Walter Olson
Acquired this year by the Cato Institute, the blog is the project of Walter Olson, a senior Cato fellow. [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 2:02 pm by Steve Bainbridge
Comments from my Cato Institute colleagues Roger Pilon and Ilya Shapiro, as well as CEI’s Hans Bader. [read post]
19 Nov 2013, 6:45 am by Walter Olson
“That’s why things like mandatory auto insurance kind of work, because you’ve already got a highly functional market and it’s a matter of herding the last stragglers into it,” Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a think tank dedicated to limited government, said in an interview. [read post]
10 Nov 2013, 8:15 pm by Walter Olson
A broad ruling to that effect would wrest a major weapon away from unions, which is one reason I’m doubtful it will happen: “Those that would like to rein in this type of union agreement, whether it be business or conservatives, shouldn’t get too overconfident,” said Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute. [read post]
8 Nov 2013, 4:30 am by Jon Hyman
— from Currents: Hot Topics in Employment Law Interviewed on ENDA — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered ENDA Clears Senate Hurdle but House Prospects Look Grim — from Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Senate on the brink of approving bill to improve LGBT workplace rights — from Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook BlogMiami Dolphins Suspend Ritchie Incognito for Bullying Teammate Can Jonathan Martin Sue the Miami Dolphins for… [read post]
8 Nov 2013, 4:30 am by Jon Hyman
— from Currents: Hot Topics in Employment Law Interviewed on ENDA — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered ENDA Clears Senate Hurdle but House Prospects Look Grim — from Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Senate on the brink of approving bill to improve LGBT workplace rights — from Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook BlogMiami Dolphins Suspend Ritchie Incognito for Bullying Teammate Can Jonathan Martin Sue the Miami Dolphins for… [read post]
4 Nov 2013, 9:00 am by Jon Gelman
Walter Olson, a legal expert at the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, attributes the decline of mass lawsuits to a predictable—and... [read post]
29 Oct 2013, 9:22 am by Eric Turkewitz
At that time Walter Olson, the founder and editor of Overlawyered, celebrated the demise of the ad damnum clause, as did his oft-times foils the lawyers themselves. [read post]
25 Oct 2013, 5:20 am by Jon Hyman
— from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Triggering the Duty of Accommodating Religion — from Workplace Prof Blog Timely Attendance Isn’t An Essential Job Function?!? [read post]
25 Oct 2013, 5:20 am by Jon Hyman
— from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Triggering the Duty of Accommodating Religion — from Workplace Prof Blog Timely Attendance Isn’t An Essential Job Function?!? [read post]
18 Oct 2013, 4:49 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Fortune on the EEOC’s legal war against employers — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Is Being Dead a Disability? [read post]
18 Oct 2013, 4:49 am by Jon Hyman
Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Fortune on the EEOC’s legal war against employers — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Is Being Dead a Disability? [read post]
11 Oct 2013, 4:53 am by Jon Hyman
Your Kids Are Taking Over Your Work Phone — from Workplace Diva Employment Law IQ: Hiring Decisions Based on Social Media Postings — from Southwest Florida HR Law & SolutionsHR & Employee Relations Employer knew of Navy Yard shooter’s mental instability — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Indemnification Clauses: Think about it now or regret it later — from Ohio Real Estate Blog Making Terminations a Little Less Difficult — from… [read post]
11 Oct 2013, 4:53 am by Jon Hyman
Your Kids Are Taking Over Your Work Phone — from Workplace Diva Employment Law IQ: Hiring Decisions Based on Social Media Postings — from Southwest Florida HR Law & SolutionsHR & Employee Relations Employer knew of Navy Yard shooter’s mental instability — from Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Indemnification Clauses: Think about it now or regret it later — from Ohio Real Estate Blog Making Terminations a Little Less Difficult — from… [read post]