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Religious Freedom, Contraceptive Services, and The ACA: The Dilemma of the Self-Certification Provision

On February 21, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-to-1 decision, denied a preliminary injunction enjoining the federal government from enforcing the self-certification provisions of the Affordable Care Act...more

Shaking Down the Thunder from the Sky: Notre Dame’s Challenge to the Contraception Mandate

The Supreme Court will inevitably decide to what extent the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religiously affiliated employers from providing insurance coverage for contraceptive services, as is generally required...more

Airline Management Newsletter - February 2014

Ninth Circuit Upholds Strike Injunction Against Non-Union Employees - Executive Summary: The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the decision of a federal trial court, which granted a strike injunction against...more

Health Care Reform: Seventh Circuit Rejects Notre Dame’s Request For Injunction Against ACA Contraception Mandate While Supreme...

A three-judge panel on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the University of Notre Dame’s request for a preliminary injunction that would permit the university to avoid complying with the ACA‘s contraception mandate...more

It's Official - Offering Full Monetary Relief Without A Judgment Will Not Moot FLSA Case

Last year we reported on the Eleventh Circuit's decision in Zinni v. ER Solutions, Inc. (11th Cir., August 27, 2012), which seemed to signal that a defendant in a Fair Labor Standards Act case cannot moot the case by...more

The NLRB Creates A New Defense

A federal district court in Washington has struck down an NLRB petition for a Section 10(j) injunction because the NLRB lacked a valid quorum at the time the petition was authorized. In Hooks v. Kitsap Tenant Support...more

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Union Trespassing Case in California

Labor unions recently won a victory over employers in California when the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the California Supreme Court's decision in Ralphs Grocery Co. v. UFCW. The California court had upheld two state...more

Religious Institutions Update - July 2013

Have you ever wondered how the United States Constitution came to incorporate "free exercise of religion" in the First Amendment? James Madison wrote the initial draft of the Bill of Rights. He and other Federalists initially...more

Tenth Circuit Rules in Favor of Religious For-Profit Corporations in Birth Control Litigation under the Affordable Care Act

In Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. et al. v. Sebelius, et al.,1 an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Mardel Inc., two for-profit corporations owned and operated by...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Review Jurisdiction of Circuit Courts Over Pension Disputes

In the closing days of its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in five new civil cases. Our previews of those cases continue with People ex rel. Madigan v. Burge, a case which poses a...more

Monty Green v. The City of New York, et al.

Complaint

More importantly, at no time, did any internal investigator observe him solicit anyone for sexual favors in exchange for monies; observe him hire anyone as a sex worker to perform sexual favors for others in exchange for...more

United States Supreme Court Confirms that a Timely and Properly Worded Offer of Judgment May Moot a Collective Action

Last week, the United States Supreme Court confirmed what we informed readers of in our Employment Class Action Blog on February 21, 2011, "A timely and properly worded offer of judgment may moot a collective action and...more

CWP 2693 of 2010/ 9968 of 2009 [Hemant Goswami vs. Union of India]

Final Order of High Court in Child Labour Case

Under the J.J. Act of 2000, a person up to the age of 18 years is treated as ‘child’. Same age is prescribed under the CPCR Act, 2005 as well. However when it comes to prohibition of Child Labour Act of 1986, the definition...more

Religious Institutions Update: April 2013

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is in full swing. The law requires non-exempt religious organizations with fewer than 50 full-time employees to determine whether they are a large...more

Plaintiffs' Bar is Whistling Past the Graveyard on Comcast

As many readers of this blog know by now, last week the Supreme Court issued yet another anti-class certification decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend (“Comcast”). While the full scope and meaning of the Court’s holding is...more

Age Discrimination Claims Under The Equal Protection Clause? The Supreme Court Will Decide

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to consider the question of “[w]hether the Seventh Circuit erred in holding, in an acknowledged departure from the rule in at least four other circuits, that state and local...more

Larry Jackson v. The City of New York, et al.

Amended Complaint

A NYPD officer claims in a lawsuit that he may be forced to retire due to a hand injury he sustained during a brutal beat-down by fellow officers outside his Queens home. Larry Jackson contends the cops – who responded to...more

Lisette Pedrosa v. The City of New York, et al.

Verified Complaint

Pedrosa, who is a Puerto Rican Female, says that from January 2010 through this day, she has been retaliated against after complaining about being subjected to the highly offensive sexual conduct of Lieutenant Salvatore...more

California Supreme Court Rules Unions May Picket On Private Property

Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8, S185544 (December 27, 2012): The California Supreme Court recently held that although a supermarket’s privately owned entrance area is not a public...more

California High Court Issues Important Ruling on Labor Speech Rights of Unions on Private Property

The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8. Although the ruling resolved a long-standing dispute between a supermarket owner and the...more

Nelson Fernandez v. The City of New York, et al.

Verified Amended Complaint

Plaintiff alleges race and gender discrimination at NYPD Transit District 4. He alleges that his supervisor Deputy Inspector Thomas Connolly sexually harassed him, then filed a defamation lawsuit against him in violation of...more

Joy C. Noel v. The Interpublic Group of Co's Inc., et al.

Amended Complaint

Noel, who is Trinidadian, holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, says that she started working at IPG in or around February 1993 and has been passed over for promotion several times in favor of less qualified Caucasian...more

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Judgment Against Ward Churchill

Recently, the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed the trial and appellate courts’ rulings in favor of the University of Colorado in the case of Churchill v. University of Colorado at Boulder. In so ruling, the Court conducted an...more

Harvey Levin v. Lisa Madigan, 692 F.3d 607 (7th Cir. 2012)

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

Seventh Circuit Splits with Six Circuits on Qualified Immunity The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and supervisors of the Attorney General’s Office are...more

Yvonne W. Alex v. General Electric, et al.

Amended Complaint

New York Civil Rights Attorney Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., alleges in a $50 Million Dollar federal lawsuit that GE through its affiliate GE Energy in Schenectady fosters a sexually and racially hostile work...more

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