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Connecticut Unaffected by Federal Court Order Forbidding Enforcement of Transgender Guidance

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Recently, a federal district court in Texas sided with Texas and several other states that challenged federal guidance instructing schools to accommodate transgender students under federal anti-discrimination laws. The...more

Texas District Court Enjoins Federal Gender Identity Protection Of Students

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In State of Texas v. United States, a District Court issued a nationwide injunction to enjoin the Department of Education and Department of Justice from enforcing their guidelines on accommodations for...more

Owners and Developers Beware: Federal Law Preempts Your Remedies Against Design Professionals for ADA Violations

by Clark Hill PLC on

Recent years have seen a proliferation of lawsuits against building owners and businesses for violation of the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Not only restaurants, but also hotels,...more

Disability Access – Application of Disabled Persons Act and Unruh Act – Service Animals

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Seth Flowers, et al. v. Brinda Prasad, et al. - California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (July 17, 2015) - The Unruh Civil Rights Act and Disabled Persons Act vary in their provisions. The Court of...more

Today's Immigration Debate Impacts California Employment Law and Litigation

by Wilson Elser on

A year ago, the California Supreme Court limited damages in employment discrimination claims brought under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) when an employer discovers it employed an unauthorized worker....more

IRCA Does Not Preempt FEHA, But Limits Available Remedies

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., the California Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act (“IRCA”) preempts the application of the antidiscrimination provisions of...more

Unauthorized Work Status Does Not Bar Discrimination Claims

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., the California Supreme Court held that an undocumented worker who was wrongfully terminated in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) may be awarded lost pay...more

LIttle Nell, et. al. v. City of Houston, et. al.

Immunity and Jurisdictional Drainage Fee Flow Chart

by Brandon Barchus on

Jurisdictional Flow Chart created in response to a Plea to the Jurisdiction filed by the City of Houston and Daniel Krueger, in his official capacity, claiming the 129th District Court of Harris County, Texas, has no...more

Revolution in Disputes Between Hospitals and Their Physicians?

by Nossaman LLP on

Originally published in the Daily Journal on August 24, 2012. A new decision of the state Court of Appeal last week may change the way disputes between hospitals and their privileged physicians will play out. In Fahlen...more

If in Doubt, File the Complaint for Limitation of Liability

One of the recurring issues in handling maritime wrongful death and personal injury claims is determining what information is sufficient to start the vessel owner’s six-month deadline to file a complaint seeking...more

Corporatize Corruption

by Monica Lakhanpal on

Corporatize Corruption: Its a win win situation for all concerned, our government stands to gain by way of taxes from the government officials which opens up the largest segment for earning tax, the officials stand to gain by...more

Judge Enjoins Georgia Immigration Law

by Ronald Shapiro on

Federal Judge Thomas Thrash has reportedly enjoined parts of a Georgia law that was due to take effect on July 1, 2011. In granting a temporary injunction to complainants, he ruled that they were likely to prevail at trial on...more

Inherent Powers of Civil Courts to do Justice

by S Hemanth on

In this Article I am dealing with the inherent powers of the civil Courts to do justice. The Courts existed even when there was no written statue on the fundamental principle to do justice and to amicably settle the matter....more

Attorneys Fee Provision in California Disabled Persons Act Is Not Preempted by the ADA

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Jankey v. Song Koo Lee, 2010 DJDAR 2024 (2010), the California First Appellate District decided an unsettled question relating to the scope of preemption of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §12101...more

Burning Brain Society vs Union of India and Ors.

Writ in Public Interest (PIL) for issuance of writ of Certiorari quashing the “Constitution of Students’ in open contravention of...

by Hemant Goswami on

Civil Writ Petition under Articles 226/227 of Constitution of India for issuance of writ of Certiorari quashing the impugned “Constitution of Students’ Organisation for the teaching departments of the University” which has...more

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