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V. Severin Roberts

Court Rejects Oft-Used Defense in Off-the-Clock Case

By Alyson M. Palmer |

A panel of the Atlanta-based federal appeals court has rejected a defense that employers have been raising in the face of wage-and-hour lawsuits.

Prisoner Exoneration Numbers Boosted by Prosecutors' Efforts

By Marcia Coyle |

Prosecutors' investigation of innocence claims boosted the number of prisoner exonerations to a record level in 2014, according to the National Registry of Exonerations at the University of Michigan Law School.

Judge Abrams

Treatment Programs Not 'Work' Under FLSA, Court Finds

By Mark Hamblett |

A requirement that two city police employees undergo off-duty alcohol treatment and counseling to keep their jobs is not "work" requiring compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Supreme Court of the United States

Court May Release Foley Partner's Sanctions Response

By Tony Mauro |

A Foley & Lardner partner's response to sanctions threatened by the U.S. Supreme Court may be made public next month as the result of a surprise change in court policy.