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Many weeks after the WWE filed its motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by three former WWE wrestlers ("Raven" and "Kanyon" and others — otherwise known as Scott Levy, Chris Klucsartis and Michael Sanders ), the wrestlers have fired back filing their papers opposing WWE’s motion.  (For full coverage of this lawsuit, click here.) 

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Here’s a quick update on some items and topics that have been covered by the blog over the past year:

  • Earlier this week, I raised the issue of whether the rising unemployment rate would also lead to more employment lawsuits. Reuters yesterday released a very good and balanced article on the subject. I shared my

With lots of little things going up, it’s time to followup on a few topics we’ve covered in the last few days and some other notable posts from around the web.

As I’ve cross-posted over at Overlawyered.com today, three wrestlers have sued Connecticut-based World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.courtesy Wikipedia commons - Scott Levy (WWE) claiming that they have been improperly classified as "independent contractors" and not employees.

On Friday, WWE removed the lawsuit to federal court from state court claiming that federal questions are implicated in what would otherwise seem to be

As I posted yesterday, the Connecticut General Assembly is back in session. The Labor & Public Employees Committee is busy holding hearings this week on various bills now pending before the General Assembly.

One batch of bills is up for consideration this afternoon. A second batch is up for a hearing this Thursday

The Second Circuit has continued its emphasis on employment law cases this week with a new case today, Salamon v. Our Lady of Victory Hospital, discussing whether a physician with staff privileges at a hospital, is an employee of the hosptial (which would allow the employee to sue under federal discrimination laws.)

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