Civil rights advocates are calling on a U.S. agency to recognize that caste discrimination is illegal under existing federal law, an issue growing more prominent as tech companies are hit with litigation by South Asian workers alleging bias based on social status.
More employers will likely require their workers to be inoculated against Covid-19 once federal regulators upgrade the vaccines from their current approval as emergency products, according to employment lawyers who counsel companies.
Winston & Strawn Chair Tom Fitzgerald says he is committed to expanding the firm’s footprint beyond its Chicago home and outside of the courtroom despite Covid-19 and a highly competitive legal market.
Some are skeptical of the technology’s value for patents, and note the potential for thorny legal questions, including issues with securities laws. There is also a concern about more lawsuits from entities that hold a patent but don’t intend to develop it.
A fight between T-Mobile US Inc. and Dish Network Corp. over the future of Sprint’s legacy 3G network is an early test of how the Biden administration’s telecommunications and antitrust regulators will steer wireless competition.
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