Ranza v. Nike, Inc., 2015 WL 4282986 (9th Cir. 2015) Loredana Ranza sued her former employer, Nike European Operations Netherlands, B.V. (“NEON”), and NEON’s parent company, Nike, Inc., which is headquartered in Oregon, in federal court in Oregon. All of the alleged discriminatory conduct (involving sex and age discrimination) occurred in the Netherlands. The district … Continue Reading
Hooper v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 2012 WL 3124970 (9th Cir. 2012) Nyle J. Hooper brought suit against Lockheed Martin under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act (the “FCA”). Hooper filed suit in the District Court for the District of Maryland, which transferred the suit at Lockheed’s request to the Central District of … Continue Reading
Murphy v. Schneider Nat’l, Inc., 349 F.3d 1224 (9th Cir. 2003) Charles E. Murphy was injured on premises owned by Trane Company while he was working as a long-haul trucker for Schneider National, Inc. Murphy filed a personal injury action against Schneider (which had failed to maintain a workers’ compensation policy) and Trane in the … Continue Reading
Intershop Communications AG v. Superior Court, 104 Cal. App. 4th 191 (2002) Frank Martinez, a California resident, sued his former employer, Intershop Communications, Inc., and its German parent company for breach of a stock options exchange agreement. The exchange agreement contained a choice-of-law (German law) and forum-selection clause (Hamburg, Germany). The trial court denied Intershop’s … Continue Reading
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