Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


The Case

The Fifth Circuit affirmed the opinion of a magistrate judge in the Southern District of Texas that found a law firm owed a search firm for the introduction of a group of lawyers the firm hired. Essentially, the search firm made the initial introduction, but a deal was not reached until


Employers use arbitration clauses to encompass a myriad of claims that might be asserted by departing employees.  In a recent opinion from the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted an employer’s motion to compel arbitration claims asserted by six employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Surprisingly, the