Seventh Circuit Holds Title VII Does Not Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination, But Addresses Gender Non-Conformity Claims That Are Viable

In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College , No. 15-1720, 2016 WL 4039703 (7th Cir. July 28, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit revisited the issue of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It concluded it does not. […]

Fourth Circuit Rules Courts May Consider Hearsay Evidence for Preliminary Injunction

In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board , 822 F.3d 709 (4th Cir. 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit joined several other federal appellate courts in ruling that courts may consider hearsay evidence when deciding whether to issue a preliminary injunction. This case came to fruition when a school board […]

Where is a Corporation’s “Nerve Center” for Purposes of Diversity Jurisdiction?

In CostCommand, LLC v. WH Administrators, Inc. , 820 F.3d 19 (D.C. Cir. 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit applied the “nerve center” test to determine where a corporation’s principal place of business is located for diversity jurisdiction purposes. In applying the test, the court affirmed the decision […]

Proving Negligence When You’re Injured on Someone Else’s Property

Slip and fall accidents are often only a minor inconvenience, but in other cases they can involve debilitating injuries. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in Annapolis, MD, and the accident took place on someone else’s property, you might consider speaking with an accident lawyer to find out if you might […]

Reminder to Maryland Businesses – Amended Statute Prohibiting Sex Discrimination Takes Effect October 1

Businesses that have employees in the State of Maryland should be aware of the amendments to a statute prohibiting sex discrimination that takes effect October 1. Although the statute in name prohibits discrimination in compensation, the amendments concern compensation matters as well as issues that extend beyond compensation. For details about the amended statute, see […]

DC Circuit Finds Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions in Mortgage Banker’s Employment Agreement Violate NLRA

In Quicken Loans, Inc. v. N.L.R.B. , 2016 WL 4056091, No. 1231 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) that found confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in employment agreements given to mortgage bankers violated the employees’ […]

Common Types of Anesthesia Errors

Going under anesthesia is so routine in surgery that many patients don’t realize just how dangerous it can be. But when an anesthesiologist makes a critical error, the patient may become gravely injured or even suffer wrongful death. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a possible result of anesthesia errors, consider […]

Is Your Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Your Illness Medical Malpractice?

Did you know that one of the most common problems that give rise to medical negligence cases is a doctor’s failure to diagnose an illness? Some common examples are the failure to diagnose cancer, heart attacks, and meningitis. Unfortunately, these medical errors all too often result in wrongful death. If you suspect that you or […]

SEC Weighs in on Confidentiality Provisions

In BlueLinx Holdings, Inc. , Administrative Proceeding File No. 3-17371, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reached a settlement with BlueLinx Holdings, Inc. (“BlueLinx”), and issued an order on August 10, 2016 that found BlueLinx had violated SEC Rule 21F-17 based on the breadth of the confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions BlueLinx included in […]

How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Each year, acts of medical malpractice cause countless injuries and claim lives. If you’ve been affected by medical malpractice, consult with an attorney to determine if you may have the basis for a lawsuit. Before medical malpractice lawyers can file a claim, they will evaluate whether certain elements are present in your case and they […]