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Monthly Archives: April 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Says Donning and Doffing Certain Protective Gear Falls Within Meaning of “Changing Clothes” in Fair Labor Standards Act; Not Compensable Under Collective Bargaining Agreement

April 28, 2014

In Sandifer et al. v. U.S. Steel Corp., No. 12-417 (Jan. 27, 2014), a unanimous Supreme Court recently affirmed a grant of summary judgment in favor of U.S. Steel Corp. (“Defendant”). The Court held that time spent by Plaintiffs, former and current employees of Defendant’s steelmaking facilities, donning and doffing protective gear at the beginning […]

Seventh Circuit Rejects Class Plaintiff’s Attempt to Avoid CAFA Removal by Limiting Damages Sought in Complaint

April 23, 2014

On April 9, 2014, the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Johnson v. Pushpin Holdings, LLC, No. 14-8006 (7th Cir. April 9, 2014). In Pushpin, the Seventh Circuit held that before a class is certified, a statement by the named plaintiff in the complaint does not limit the amount of potential damages that the class […]

Get in that Chicken Suit! The Role of Facts Outside the Court Record in Appellate Review

April 10, 2014

The qualifications for a clerkship with a federal circuit judge are steep: high class ranking from a top law school, significant law review experience, recommendations from well-respected faculty, etc. Now another qualification may be added to that list: the ability to don and doff poultry sanitary gear in less than two minutes. Such was the […]

HeplerBroom LLC Helps Secure Dismissal of Corporate Officers in Securities Class Action

April 10, 2014

On March 18, 2014, District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. issued a Memorandum and Order dismissing the former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Patriot Coal Corporation in a stock drop securities class action filed in the Eastern District of Missouri.   Glenn E. Davis, Partner in HeplerBroom LLC’s St. Louis office assisted Sidley […]

Are Data Breach Claims Covered by a Commercial General Liability Policy?

April 1, 2014

“Hello, Mr. Jones. Did you just try to make a $10,000 jewelry purchase in Brazil?” To put it mildly, that is not the type of question that want your customers– or as an insurance company, the customers of your policyholder– to receive. All too often, however, despite the best security efforts, data breaches of sensitive […]

COVID-19 Updates

HeplerBroom is pleased to announce that its physical offices have reopened. While the health and safety of our clients, employees, and families, remain our top priority, HeplerBroom attorneys and staff are returning to our offices on full-time or modified schedules. Our offices are open to visitors and clients with scheduled appointments, with appropriate screening of visitors and social-distancing protocols. HeplerBroom will continue to follow CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing.

We are very proud of the dedicated efforts of our attorneys and staff to provide great service and work product to our clients during the pandemic. This would not have been possible without the incredible support provided by the HeplerBroom IT Department and other essential personnel who supported our personnel and clients from the office locations while the rest of our teams worked remotely.

If you have questions about visiting our offices, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in person again in the near future.