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HTMLGenetic Discrimination and Canadian Law
Jeffrey S. Graham; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 8, 2016
A number of national governments — for example, in the United States, Australia and a number of European countries — have taken legislative action to address genetic discrimination. While Canadian human rights laws, insurance laws and privacy laws do contain provisions that seek to...

 

HTMLNY State Division of Human Rights Prohibits Discrimination Based on Relation or Association
Caroline J. Berdzik, Christopher P. Maugans; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on June 10, 2016
The New York State Division of Human Rights recently adopted new regulations that prohibit discrimination based on a relationship or association with members of a protected class (race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other protected characteristic...

 

HTMLPolice Officer Didn’t Commit Willful Misconduct and He is Entitled to Indemnification by the City under PA Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, But It Does Not Absolve Him from Liability for Assault, Battery, False Imprisonment/Arrest Claims.
Paul G. Lees; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016
A Philadelphia police officer was sued in state court for assault, battery and false imprisonment arising out of his actions in striking and arresting the plaintiff during an encounter involving the plaintiff’s son. The plaintiff learned his son was being detained by police officers. When he...

 

HTMLFlorida Broadens Its Anti-Slapp Statute, But Is It on the Verge of Death?
Robert Garcia; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
In 2000, the Florida legislature enacted Section 768.295, Fla. Stat. titled Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP). This section prohibited governmental entities from filing suit against individuals who exercise their right to peacefully assemble, instruct their representatives and...

 

HTMLCourt of Appeals Hears National Federation of the Blind’s Challenge to DOT Rule Regarding Blind-Accessible Kiosks at Domestic Airports
Lewis S. Wiener, Amy Xu; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016
On June 29, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard the National Federation of the Blind’s (NFB) challenge to a Department of Transportation (DOT) Final Rule regarding air carriers’ duty to provide blind-accessible kiosks at domestic airports. The...

 

HTMLLGBT Antidiscrimination Provisions to Apply to Louisiana Contractors on July 1
Andrew P. Burnside, Jacob C. Credeur; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Government contractors in Louisiana should take note of the upcoming effective date of the state’s recently-signed antidiscrimination law. In April of 2016, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) signed Executive Order JBE 2016 - 11, which protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

 

HTMLHigh Court Finds UT Austin Race-Conscious Admissions Process Constitutional
F. Christopher Chrisbens, Thomas Dorer, Marla N. Presley, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016
In a 4-3 decision on Thursday, June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s (UT) race-conscious admissions program. The decision addressed only UT’s specific admissions policy in effect when Ms. Fisher was denied admission in 2008, but for the third...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court Bars Enforcement of Shortened Limitations Period for Discrimination Claims
Martin W. Aron, Maggie L. Gousman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2016, previously published on June 16, 2016
The New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned an appellate court decision that allowed a shortened limitations period for filing discrimination claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co., Inc., No. 074603 (June 15, 2016). In a case...

 

HTMLHow are Venues for Civil Lawsuits Chosen in Ohio?
Amanda R. Yurechko; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016
For the simple fact of convenience, most Ohio plaintiffs prefer the court where their case will be tried to be near them. It is frustrating for plaintiffs to ask witnesses to appear at a trial, or to attend a hearing, across the state. However, the plaintiff's preferred trial court is not always an...

 

HTMLColorado Expands Pregnancy Discrimination Law
Kristen Marie Baylis, Ryan P. Lessmann; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that makes it an unfair employment practice if an employer fails to provide reasonable accommodations to a job applicant or an employee for conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

 


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