February 2010

Two significant civil rights decisions were issued by U.S. Courts of Appeals on Friday, though unpublished, upholding jury verdicts for an employee who wanted to wear a cross pin on his uniform (under the First Amendment), and against a defense company that dropped a...

The D.C. Circuit, in the first published opinion in the U.S. Courts of Appeals construing the scope of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act coverage -- i.e., "compensation decision or other practice" -- finds that the denial of a promotion does not constitute an "other...

Today, a pair of Second Circuit opinions: the first affirming an order compelling arbitration of a Title VII, state- and NYC-law sex harassment and retaliation case, but with an asterix; and the other reversing summary judgment in an ADA case, where the district court...

Plaintiffs chalk up two, at least partial, wins in the Eleventh Circuit. In the first, an ADEA case, a per curiam decision (reversing summary judgment) goes to show that the Gross v. FBL Financial Services, 129 S. Ct. 2343 (2009), decision had some negative...