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Sixth Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender and transitioning status notwithstanding the employer’s religious objections

USA - March 19 2018 Employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their transgender or transitioning status, despite (at least in some cases) the employer’s…

Second Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination

USA - March 7 2018 In a landmark decision, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., en banc, became the second federal appellate court to…

Trends in class actions, mass torts & MDLs

USA - December 8 2017 Everyone knows that many class actions are filed in California. But the Southern District of Florida (Miami) and the Eastern District of New York…

Pro se litigant sets off Title VII avalanche: Seventh Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination

USA - April 10 2017 Never underestimate the power of a pro se litigant. That’s one lesson to take away from the Seventh Circuit’s en banc opinion in Hively v. Ivy Tech…

Federal judge refuses to grant class certification concerning fraud claims, but certifies class of warranty claims in flushable wipes litigation

USA - October 3 2016 The Northern District of Ohio in Meta, et al. V. Target, et al. No. 4:14-CV-832, denied class certification for a class of consumers who brought a…

Joyce D. Edelman, Ryan L. Graham, Tracey L. Turnbull