In the News Today - November 8, 2017

November 08, 2017

Legal reform group: Allowing class actions in Mississippi a 'solution in search of a problem': ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim said the recent calls for class actions in Mississippi “would serve no purpose” and is a “solution in search of a problem.” Kim said the 2005 Class Action Fairness Act “greatly diminished” the need for state court class action rules since these cases are typically handled by federal courts. (Legal Newsline)

House passes bill to limit 'joint employer' corporate liability: Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save Local Business Act, which would stop the National Labor Relations Board from implementing the Obama Administration’s expanded joint employer rule. Rep Virginia Foxx, chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee said the bill “restores a common-sense” standard that protects businesses and workers alike. (Washington Examiner)