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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2017

Best practices concerning the Fair Housing Act and Sexual Orientation discrimination

Earlier this month we noted that a federal court in Colorado ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination based on sexual

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 14 Apr 2017

7th Circuit holds Title VII protects Sexual Orientation; What does it mean for your workplace?

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion with significant employment law implications. As you might

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 17 Jan 2017

Supreme Court Justices (presumably 9 of them) will again address class action waivers in arbitration clauses

Last Friday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear cases from the 9th, 7th, and 5th Circuits in which the courts are split on the issue whether class

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 14 Nov 2016

Ordinary course defense examined by the 7th Circuit - Bucketing analysis rejected

In the recent decision of Unsecured Creditors Comm. of Sparrer Sausage Co., Inc. v. Jason’s Foods, 826 F.3d 388 (7th Cir. 2016), the Seventh Circuit

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2016

7th Circuit holds Title VII does not cover sexual orientation

Yesterday, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling holding that Title VII does not prohibit employment discrimination

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 3 Jan 2013

The Seventh Circuit reaffirms the high bar set for a defendant seeking reversal because an indictment was constructively amended at trial

A constructive amendment occurs where the permissible bases for conviction are broadened beyond those presented to the grand jury and beyond those found in

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 31 Dec 2012

Good news: trademark use after licensor's bankruptcy

Title 11 of the United States Code, better known as the “Bankruptcy Code”, allows companies to not only restructure their debts, but to modify current

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 7 Dec 2012

The judge got it wrong so winning this appeal will be easy, right?

Nearly everyone who has a judge rule against them thinks that the judge got it wrong.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 8 Aug 2012

Seventh Circuit again rejects "tax loss" reduction based on untaken deductions

In a previous post, we explored the views of the Tenth Circuit, seconded by the Second Circuit, that a sentencing court could reduce the "tax loss" charged against a defendant by crediting him with deductions not taken on the filed but false tax returns.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 29 May 2012

Would an illegal alien be protected under the Fair Housing Act? A new case holds most likely not

Here at the Fair Housing Defense blog we have reviewed our protected classes many times: the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) lists seven protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

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