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Seventh Circuit Applies Ministerial Exception to Hebrew Teacher at Jewish School

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit ruled this week that the First Amendment's ministerial exception barred a Hebrew teacher's Americans with Disabilities Act claim against her employer, a Jewish school. The ruling is the first time… … Continue reading

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Beware: HIPAA Applies to the Health Plans You Never Knew You Had (Part 2: Wellness Programs)

Many employers who offer wellness programs to their employees may not have considered compliance with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules (collectively, “HIPAA Rules”), since they don’t think of their wellness programs as a group health plan. Part 1 … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Applies Wal-Mart in Costco Class Action: Reverses and Remands

Last Friday, the Ninth Circuit issued the first appellate court opinion that I've run across applying Wal-Mart v. Dukes to an appeal of class certification. (Earlier in the month, a district court had applied Wal-Mart to deny class certification in… … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals hold that wage freeze by Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority applies to wages lost during the freeze and to longevity and promotional steps

Court of Appeals hold that wage freeze by Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority applies to wages lost during the freeze and to longevity and promotional steps Matter of Meegan v Brown, 2011 NY Slip Op 02436, Court of Appeals The State … Continue reading

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Nominative fair use in the Third Circuit: a district court applies the standard

Keurig, Inc. v. Strum Foods, Inc., — F. Supp. 2d —-, 2011 WL 843932 (D. Del.) Keurig makes single-serve coffee machines and a corresponding line of coffee-filled cartridges. Sturm makes cartridges for use in Keurig machines under the Grove Square … Continue reading

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