It’s a rare day with the U.S. Department of Labor is assessed attorney’s fees against it for bringing a suit against an employer in bad faith.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that disparate impact claims can be brought under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”).
This post examines which Sixth Circuit judges write the most opinions. My analysis examined opinions available on Lexis over a five-year span.
We have previously reported that the time the Sixth Circuit takes to decide appeals has declined significantly in recent years from 15.5 months in 2011 to 10.6 months in 2013.
Seventh Circuit Chastises Lawyer for Raising Too Many Issues On Appeal (Among a Litany of Other Missteps)
Not much went right for the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the Seventh Circuit’s decision yesterday in Pierce v. Visteon Corp., No. 14-2542 (7th Cir. July 1, 2015), but the opinion provides a few good lessons for appellate practitioners. Judge Easterbrook wrote for the court, in an opinion joined by Chief Judge Wood and Judge Flaum.
The Second Circuit today issued two eagerly anticipated decisions addressing the standard that should be applied to determine whether unpaid interns at a for-profit employer are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) entitled to compensation for services provided.
In a closely watched case affecting the viability of unpaid internship programs at for-profit employers, the Second Circuit held that the “primary beneficiary” test should be used to decide whether interns should be deemed employees or trainees.
During its May term, an apparently skeptical Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Walker v. McGuire, a constitutional challenge to a fee (735 ILCS 5/15-1504.1) on foreclosure filings to support a state foreclosure prevention program.
R. V. Dufour: Ontario Court of Appeal Divided On When to Stay Re-incarceration of Offender On Sentencing Appeal
The Ontario Court of Appeal’s June 12, 2015 decision in R. v. Dufour revealed division on the question of when to re-incarcerate an offender after a successful Crown appeal against sentence.