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Friday status conference: Memorial recess edition

Lawmakers are set to begin their Memorial Day holiday recess. But the Supreme Court will be back on Tuesday to issue more orders and opinions.

Meanwhile, here are some headlines:

Hit or misstatements: An annual government audit has found material misstatements in 22 percent of bankruptcy cases. (Lawyers USA)

Freeing the fee: A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week might make it easier for ERISA claimants to recover attorney fees and costs. (Lawyers USA)

Catch-22? Some employment attorneys say the Supreme Court’s Lewis v. Chicago opinion makes it even harder for employers to know how to test job applicants without opening themselves up to employment discrimination liability. (Lawyers USA)

Kick in the pants: The “pants suit” administrative law judge – yes the same one who unsuccessfully sued his dry cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants – is having no better luck in the courts with his wrongful termination suit. (BLT blog)

You be the judge: “I am happy to see that this latest nominee is not a federal judge — and not a judge at all,” said Justice Antonin Scalia. (Washington Post)

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