Monday, September 19, 2016

Cases ---September 11th through 17th


*Cases marked with an asterisk are cases the 10th Circuit does not consider binding precedent except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. They may be cited, however, for persuasive value under Fed.R.App.P. 32.1 and 10th Cir.R. 32.1.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Cases --- August 21st through 27th

Discrimination/Retaliation 

*Panicker v. Oklahoma City (10th Cir., August 23, 2016) (affirming dismissal of Panicker's discrimination and hostile work environment claims for failure to obtain service (on individual defendants) and for expiration of the applicable statute of limitations (on the city))

Workers Compensation/Occupational Safety & Disease

*Jazvin v. Colvin (10th Cir., August 24, 2016) (affirming denial of disability benefits and supplemental security income)

*Cases marked with an asterisk are cases the 10th Circuit does not consider binding precedent except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. They may be cited, however, for persuasive value under Fed.R.App.P. 32.1 and 10th Cir.R. 32.1.

Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know


On Tuesday, December 6th, D. Scott Crook will be a presenter in a two-day Continuing Education event hosted by the National Business Institute entitled Advanced Employment Law:  What You Need to Know.  Mr. Crook will be instructing on important topics for lawyers and human resource professionals: LGBT/Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape, and FMLA Complications:  Intermittent Leave, Termination, and More. To gain further information and to register for the event, please visit Advanced Employment Law:  What You Need to Know.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cases --- August 14th through 20th

Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination

*Retiree, Inc. v. Anspach (10th Cir., August 17, 2016) (affirming damages on Anspach's breach of confidentiality agreement, but reversing as to improper disclosure. Additionally, in a nondisclosure agreement (rather than a noncompete covenant), an indefinite term is permissible.)

*Cases marked with an asterisk are cases the 10th Circuit does not consider binding precedent except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. They may be cited, however, for persuasive value under Fed.R.App.P. 32.1 and 10th Cir.R. 32.1.

Friday, August 19, 2016

D. Scott Crook Named to Best Lawyers in America

D. Scott Crook, the creator of The Utah Employment Lawyer and president of D. Scott Crook Law, PC, was nominated by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Litigation.  Mr. Crook, who has also been named as a Mountain States Super Lawyer and as Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013.