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Supreme Court Roundup: A Trio of Upcoming Cases May
  • Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2018

The Cyan case concerns whether state courts can hear class action lawsuits that allege only claims under the federal Securities Act of 1933. The

DOL Fiduciary Advice Rule Vacated by the Fifth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2018

On March 15, 2018, in Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A., et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit invalidated

Second Circuit Breaks Ground: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Federally Protected
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2018

On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit ruled for the first time that discrimination based on sexual orientation is unlawful under Title VII of the

Supreme Court Resolves Debate Over the Scope of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Provisions
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • February 28 2018

The Supreme Court recently resolved a circuit split affecting employers subject to the anti-retaliation provisions set forth in Section 21F of the

Ninth Circuit Cooks Up Rejection of Servers’ Claims and Sends DOL’s 20 Tip Credit Rule Back to the Kitchen, Creating Circuit Split
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

The Ninth Circuit has created a circuit split by rejecting the DOL’s interpretation of FLSA regulations on use of the tip credit to pay regularly

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Plaintiffs’ Voluntary Dismissal Does Not Transform A Decision Denying Class Certification Into An Appealable Final Decision
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

In Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, No. 15-457 (U.S. June 12, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a procedural issue that is of importance in any class

Seventh Circuit: Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, became the first Federal Circuit to rule that

Seventh Circuit Finds Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Prohibited by the Civil Rights Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • 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

Supreme Court Message - Be Wary of EEOC Subpoenas
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2017

On Monday, the Supreme Court held that appellate courts must utilize the deferential “abuse-of-discretion” standard when evaluating a ruling on a

Supreme Court Rules Abuse of Discretion Standard Applies to District Court's Enforcement of EEOC Subpoenas and EEOC Has Broad Subpoena Power
  • Hyatt & Weber PA
  • USA
  • April 4 2017

In McLane Co., Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 581 U.S. --, -- S. Ct. --, 2017 WL 1199454 (2017), the United States Supreme Court was