September 2008

On a single day when the Seventh Circuit released 17 published opinions (a more typical weekly haul), there are two opinions about retiree benefits. These address, respectively, (1) whether a plan can make a limited-time offer to allow a departing employee to withdraw...

A cavalcade of employee victories -- a former police officer threads a loophole in the ADEA, 29 U.S.C. § 623(j)(2), exemption for law enforcement agencies in the Seventh Circuit; the Eighth Circuit straightens out a district court judge on an evidentiary issue; and a...

Judge Diane Wood of the Seventh Circuit authors two EEO opinions, published the same day, reversing summary judgment for employers and remanding cases for trial:  a hard-fought Title VII retaliation case (paired with a biting dissent by Judge Richard Posner), and an...