Today Seyfarth Shaw LLP submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Insurance Association in Mach Mining v. EEOC, No. 13-1019 (S. Ct.), perhaps the most important EEOC-related case to reach the SCOTUS in years. For our loyal blog readers interested in our amicus brief, a copy is here.
U.S. Supreme Court to Address the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Even As EEOC Issues Its Own Guidance On the Same Subject
Pregnancy discrimination has generated a lot of press this summer. On July 1, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., which raises fundamental questions about the protections pregnant women are entitled to under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
The National Labor Relations Board has been busy since the Supreme Court’s June 26th Noel Canning decision trying to address the issues and uncertainty resulting from the Court’s holding that recess appointments of Board members on January 4, 2012, were invalid because the Senate was not actually in recess.
In Stern v. Marshall,131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), this Court held that Article III of the United States Constitution precludes Congress from assigning certain “core” bankruptcy proceedings involving private state law rights to adjudication by non-Article III bankruptcy judges.
As previously reported, on June 16, 2014, in NML Capital, Ltd. et al., v The Republic of Argentina, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear Argentina’s petition for writ of certiorari ending Argentina’s chance of overturning the interpretation of the pari passu clause by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York which requires Argentina to make ratable payments to the holdout bondholders if it makes any repayments to the exchange bondholders.
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a petition for certiorari review in a case with significant practical ramifications regarding the validity of many local sign and advertising regulations, and the ability of businesses, artists and others to freely post outdoor signage.
One of the most important due process protections afforded to disabled students under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the principle of “stay-put” or “pendency” placement.
Supreme Court Grants Certiorari On False Claims Act Case Addressing Wartime Tolling and First-to-File Bar
On July 1, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kellogg Brown & Root Services v. United States ex rel. Carter, a case from the Fourth Circuit raising two important questions under the False Claims Act (FCA) that together create the risk that FCA defendants may have to face continued qui tam lawsuits no matter how old the conduct in question.
The Supreme Court unanimously held in Clark v. Rameker, 573 U.S. ___ (2014), that retirement funds inherited by abeneficiary from the original plan participant are not considered ‘retirement funds’ within the meaning of the federal bankruptcy exemptions found at 11 U.S.C. 522(b)(3)(c).
The Supreme Court again this summer was the focus of immense media and public scrutiny.