Wage and Hour Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court: Perez V. Mortgage Bankers Association

By | Wage & Hour Insights | November 18, 2014

As we discussed recently, this month marked the opening of the Supreme Court’s new term. For employment law practitioners, this session will be particularly busy with seven cases analyzing a range of employment questions, from the scope of the EEOC’s duty to conciliate discrimination claims to the applicability of whistleblower protection laws and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

As Consumers Push for More Competitive Internet Marketplace, It’s Important to Remember Courts’ Role

By | LXBN | November 18, 2014
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As the Internet grows more and more ubiquitous in our lives, it’s about time that legislation is finally catching up. Much has been made of net neutrality lately, so how did we get here? A recent article for The New York Times says that it might have nothing to do with technology and everything to do with economics.

DC Circuit Stays Halbig Action Pending SCOTUS Review of King, Upholds Accommodation for Contraceptive Coverage

By | Health Law Advisor | November 14, 2014

Only last week, we informed you of the Supreme Court’s somewhat surprising grant of cert. in the Fourth Circuit case of King v. Burwell, in which the court of appeals had upheld the government’s view that the Affordable Care Act makes federal premium tax credits available to taxpayers in all states, even where the federal government, not the state, has set up an exchange.

Sixth Circuit Baits Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage Bans

It has been slightly over a year since the Supreme Court invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) in United States v. Windsor, thus allowing same-sex spouses who were legally married to receive the federal rights and benefits of marriage.