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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 19 Mar 2018

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

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2018

Second Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 8 Dec 2017

Trends in class actions, mass torts & MDLs

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 10 Apr 2017

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

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2016

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

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 24 Jun 2016

FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS)

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 26 Jan 2016

U.S. Supreme Court: companies cannot moot class action litigation through generous settlement offers to individual plaintiffs

The Supreme Court struck a blow to companies attempting to avoid costly class action lawsuits in a recent decision holding that a defendant cannot

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 30 Nov 2015

Can a class be certified if some members have no injury?

When a plaintiff seeks to bring a class action on behalf of “all purchasers” of a product or device, the court typically faces a conundrum: Can it

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 30 Nov 2015

Setback for plaintiff in class action suit against Tito’s Vodka

Manufacturers of consumer products have reason to toast following last month's decision by a federal judge in Cincinnati cutting off a consumer class

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2014

Ohio federal court denies class certification in light cigarettes suit

On Feb. 28, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio issued an Order denying class certification in Phillips v

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