CASES — FEBRUARY 23RD THROUGH 29TH, 2020

Contract ~ Noncompete ~ Trade Secret ~ Wrongful Termination

Rivero v. Board of Regents (10th Cir., February 24, 2020) (affirming summary judgment in favor of defendants: Rivero’s claim that his psychiatric examinations violated the Rehabilitation Act was untimely, and his constructive discharge claim failed because his working conditions were not objectively intolerable)

ERISA and Employee Pension Plans

Intel Corporation Investment v. Sulyma (S.Ct., February 26, 2020) (affirming 9th Circuit determination that “actual knowledge” of information in disclosures does not necessarily arise if the plaintiff receives it but does not read it or recall reading it)

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan v. Feliciano (S.Ct., February 24, 2020) (vacating the decision of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court that the Puerto Rico trial court had jurisdiction to issue payment and seizure orders between removal of the pension proceeding to federal court and its remand)

Labor Unions

McDonald v. Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland (Utah, February 28, 2020) (reversing summary judgment in favor of plaintiff trusts: a right of action under Utah’s payment bond statute extends to any amount traceable specifically to an employee)

Workers Compensation ~ Occupational Safety and Disease

*Martinez v. Social Security Administration (10th Cir., February 24, 2020) (dismissing appeal as moot: the case was closed, and any continuing controversy was only in the context of the administrative investigation)

*Cases marked with an asterisk are not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel.