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Seventh Circuit Finds Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Prohibited by the Civil Rights Act

USA - April 5 2017 The Seventh Circuit becomes the first appellate court to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited as sex...

Alexius O’Malley, Laura J. Maechtlen, Michael W. Stevens.


Administrative Exhaustion As a Defense to Statutory ERISA Claims? Not So Much.

USA - March 28 2017 In a decision earlier this month, the Sixth Circuit joined six other circuit courts in holding that ERISA claims that seek vindication of statutory...


Despite New Administration, EEOC Maintains Position that Title VII Prohibits Gender Identity Discrimination

USA - March 9 2017 To the surprise of many, the EEOC is not retreating from the argument first made by the Obama administration that Title VII forbids employment...

Lucas Deloach.


Supreme Court Remands Transgender Rights Case to Court of Appeals After Trump Administration Withdraws Obama Era Guidance

USA - March 9 2017 On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court remanded a highly anticipated transgender rights case back to the Court of Appeals after the Trump Administration...

Mary Kay Klimesh, Abigail Cahak.


Does the Fiduciary Exception Apply to Legal Advice Received By Insurers During the Claims Process

USA - March 8 2017 Adding to the body of conflicting authority on the scope of the attorney-client privilege in ERISA lawsuits, a district court has found that the...

Thomas Horan.