Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination in Employment, Seventh Circuit Says


The stage has been set for the Supreme Court to consider whether sexual orientation is protected sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).
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Potential Liability for Design Defect in Use of Button Cell Batteries


A recent Report and Recommendation by a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania may serve as a warning to companies that manufacture and supply products containing button cell batteries of potential personal injury liability for design defect claims.
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4th Circuit Decision Highlights Importance of Comparator Evidence


The Fourth Circuit recently upheld a lower court decision granting summary judgment to the employer in an employment discrimination suit brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964...
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Supreme Court Narrows Use of Structured Dismissals


On March 22, 2017, in a 6-2 decision, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit and held that distributions made pursuant to a structured dismissal must follow the Bankruptcy Code’s priority rules unless the affected creditors consent.
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2017 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar Highlights


On February 24, 2017, the Miles & Stockbridge Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration practice group presented its fourteenth annual Hot Topics in Employment Law seminar to an audience of nearly four hundred clients and members of the Baltimore business community.
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