April 2008

This term, the Supreme Court has before it Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC, No. 06-1037, which will determine whether the express use of age as a factor for eligibility in a retirement plan violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, without further proof...

The Second Circuit may finally be finished with this attorneys' fee/lodestar case, one year (and two amendments) after the original panel decision was released:  Arbor Hill Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Ass’n v. County of Albany, No. 06-0086 (2d Cir. Apr. 10,...

Fresh from the Tenth Circuit: A Sprint RIF age-discrimination (and retaliation) case tanks, while two public school administrators who won a $160,515 civil rights jury verdict hit the rocky shoals of qualified immunity and municipal liability.Hinds vs. Sprint/United...

Two circuits -- reviewing cases that, coincidently, both involve women detectives -- take different stances on whether denial of a transfer constitutes an "adverse employment action" chargable under Title VII. The Second Circuit essentially trusts the employees' view...

An attack on Brown's anti-fraternization policy on racial grounds falls flat in the Seventh Circuit, while the D.C. Circuit rings an end to a lawsuit challenging a putative "quota" system for chaplains in the U.S. Navy. Ellis v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No....