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HTMLRequests For Public Records From The Pennsylvania State Police Are Subject To Broad Exemptions.
Thomas J. Szymanski; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 28, 2014
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) appealed a determination of the Office of Open Records (OOR) ordering the PSP to disclose to a newspaper and reporter (Requesters) the names of all police officers accredited by the...

 

HTMLBC Human Rights Tribunal Makes Record Damages Award for Injury to Dignity in Discrimination Case
Maggie Campbell; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014
In a recent decision, Kelly v. University of British Columbia, 2013 BCHRT 302, the BC Human Rights Tribunal awarded a complainant $75,000 in damages for injury to dignity, feelings, and self-respect. More than double the previous highest award of $35,000, this award sets the new high water mark for...

 

HTMLWomen's Equality Agenda
Jennifer A. Shoemaker; Underberg & Kessler LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014
New York lawmakers are at it again, as the Women's Equality Agenda passed in the Assembly January 27, reviving a fight over abortion laws that derailed the law last year.

 

Adobe PDFRecent Appeal Decisions Impacting on Police Liability
Visnja Jovanovic, Eugene G. Mazzuca, Rafal Szymanski; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
Police liability is a unique area of law for its breadth. Unlike many other fields that may focus on one or two particular narrow legal issue(s), cases involving police liability are impacted by not only tort, but also by administrative, criminal, and constitutional law considerations. All of these...

 

HTMLOccupant In a Fleeing Vehicle Is Not an Innocent Bystander...Or Is He?
Kimberly A. Boyer-Cohen; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014
Under the law in Pennsylvania, police officers owe no duty of care to the driver of a fleeing vehicle, Lindstrom v. City of Corry, 763 A.2d 394 (Pa. 2000), but they do owe a duty of care to innocent third parties, Jones v. Chieffo, 700 A.2d 417 (Pa. 1997), who are bystanders unconnected with the...

 

HTMLPatiently Waiting for the Florida Supreme Court to Decide Whether Pregnant Women Are Protected Under the Florida Civil Rights Act
Jeannie A. Liebegott; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014
There is currently a conflict within the Florida circuits on the issue of whether the Florida Civil Rights Act (§§ 760.01-010, Florida Statutes) protects against workplace discrimination based on pregnancy. This issue was heard by the Florida Supreme Court in late May 2013, in the case of...

 

HTMLGrappling with Procedures Mandated by the ADA
Paul F. Keneally; Underberg & Kessler LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
Many employers, understandably, have become so frustrated with the number of laws and regulations they must follow that they now assume they must grant every employee request. This tendency has been especially prevalent when discussing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its counterpart...

 

HTMLNebraska Extends Veterans Preference to Spouses of Disabled Vets
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has approved a new Nebraska law that extends veterans preference in hiring to the spouses of permanently disabled veterans. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2015.

 

HTMLDear Colleague Letter Firmly Urges Districts to Abandon “Zero Tolerance” in Student Discipline Policies
Pullman Comley LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 21, 2014
The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR) and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice recently released a joint “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) providing guidance on administering student discipline without discrimination on the basis of race,...

 

HTMLSingapore Court Of Appeal Upholds Ruling on Legal Entitlement to Assets of Deposed Philippines Premier, Ferdinand E Marcos
Annie Clarke, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
In 1986, the President of the Philippines, Mr Ferdinand E. Marcos, was deposed by a non-violent coup later popularised as the ‘People Power Revolution’. During his tenure, Mr Marcos, his family and close associates are alleged to have illicitly looted public assets to amass a huge...

 


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