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US Supreme Court grants certiorari in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch stores, Inc.

USA - October 3 2014 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discharge or refuse to hire an individual…

Richard B. Katskee

ERISA—preemption of state health-care reporting requirements

USA - June 29 2015 ERISA establishes uniform national standards and obligations for the fiduciaries of employee benefit plans. With certain exceptions, it preempts "any…

Nancy G. Ross

COVID-19 Higher Ed Litigation: The Educational Malpractice Doctrine Bars Students’ Online Learning Claims

USA - May 12 2020 Colleges and universities across the country fittingly closed their campuses in March to protect students, faculty, and staff amid the spread of…

Colleen M. Campbell, Charles E. Harris, II

Good News for Providers of Union Retiree Medical Benefits Springs from Unusual Procedural Move by US Supreme Court

USA - February 21 2018 Yesterday, the Supreme Court wielded its rarely used power of summary reversal to bring good news to employers providing medical benefits to union…

Joshua D. Yount, Timothy S. Bishop, Nancy G. Ross

Supreme Court Addresses FDCPA/Time-Barred Debts and Preemption/Arbitration

USA - May 15 2017 Today, the Supreme Court held that a debt collector does not violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) by knowingly attempting to…

Steven M. Kaplan, Kris D. Kully