This week the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that we have previously reported on that was filed against Abercrombie & Fitch.
As we said yesterday, this case is outside our labor and employment law area of practice, but I was really so entertained by it that I couldn’t let it go just yet.
This case, Yates v. United States, is outside our usual employment law zip code, but it’s such a wacky one, it lured us in.
The burning question, is why? While this is not the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has ever granted a petition for review in the same case, it is certainly not common.
Highlighting the intersection between government contracts, communications privacy, and class action litigation, the United States Supreme Court recently received a petition for a writ of certiorari asking it to rule on whether derivative sovereign immunity should be extended to a government contractor’s violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).