Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

Despite Senate moves, lawyers eye recess appointment case

WASHINGTON – This week’s Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the forward motion on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board could ultimately lessen the blow of a potential U.S. Supreme ...

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Employers prepare for post-DOMA world


Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s refusal to recognize state same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, employers are scrambling to figure out how far they have to go in changing their employee benefit ...

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Arbitration ruling divides litigation bar, spurs calls to Congress


WASHINGTON – The chasm between civil defense attorneys who extol the virtues of mandatory arbitration agreements and members of the plaintiffs’ bar who say the pacts strip consumers of their right to redress was widened by the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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A government agency’s demand for property from a land-use permit applicant must satisfy the U.S. Supreme Court’s requirement that there be a nexus and rough proportionality between the agency’s demand and the effects of the proposed land use, even when ...

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Defense lawyers celebrate high court win on supervisor liability

Defense lawyers are touting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on Title VII supervisor liability as a significant win for employers, providing a welcome clarification to the law while dealing a blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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A defendant could not be convicted of extortion under the Hobbs Act based on his attempting to compel an employee to recommend that his employer approve an investment. See “Justices overturn N.Y. extortion conviction” U.S. Supreme Court. Sekhar v. U.S., ...

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