April 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday In Northwest Inc. v. Ginsberg that federal aviation law preempts a state law claim for breach of contract. Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg sued Northwest Airlines for breach of implied covenant of good faith in dealing under Minnesota state contract law after the ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg the court must decide on the scope of preemption under the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 (ADA). Section 41713(b) provides that states "may not enact or enforce a law, regulation or other provision ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
11/06/2013: Supreme Court heard oral arguments on legislative prayer. 07/03/2012: Federal judge upheld South Carolina program awarding credit for off-campus religious courses. 01/17/2012: Supreme Court declined to rule on board meeting prayers in North Carolina. 01/11/2012: Supreme Court upheld ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Thursday that New York City violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to accommodate the needs of the city's disabled residents during recent emergencies. The lawsuit certified as a class action in ...[read more]
December 21, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled Friday that Alabama's policy of segregating HIV-positive prisoners violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections ...[read more]
August 25, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia approved an agreement Friday between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Virginia in a case dealing with the treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Virginia was found to have violated the interpretation ...[read more]
May 26, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday that an employee with a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not need to show that his or her disability was the sole reason he or she was fired, only that the disability was a "but-for" cause of the termination. This ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC that the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar wrongful termination lawsuits when the employer is a religious group and the employee is one of the ...[read more]
September 8, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 8, 2009, a judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that the state of New York violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by segregating mentally ill New York City residents in private homes under poor conditions. Disability Advocates, Inc. ( ...[read more]
July 26, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on the US government to provide greater protection for those with mental disabilities in the US immigration system. In a joint report, "Deportation by Default", the rights organizations criticized the US ...[read more]

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