NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2018 — Law360 has recognized King & Spalding’s Labor & Employment practice as an Employment Practice Group of the Year for its influential victories for clients. In its profile of the group, Law360 focused on several of its 2017 wins:
- The successful settlement of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission race discrimination case with nationwide implications for every employer in the U.S. covered by Title VII;
- A complete victory for Meritor Inc. in a retiree healthcare benefits class action, in which the Sixth Circuit ruled in its favor;
- A win for Moen, Inc., which was the first case in the Sixth Circuit decided on the merits in a retiree health benefits class action after the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in M&G Polymers USA LLC v. Tackett; and
- The successful dismissal for Peabody Energy of one of the first Employee Retirement Income Security Act stock-drop cases filed since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer.
The annual Law360 Practice Group of the Year awards “honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry” in the past year, according to the publication.
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