Category Archives: Civil Rights

Does Retirement really mean Discrimination?

            Bucholz v. Victor Printing, Inc., 2012 WL 2522969 (D. N.J. 2012) is a case which analyzes the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). Specifically, Bucholz, the Plaintiff accused his former employer of discrimination on the … Continue reading

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An off-color comment does not in itself create a lawsuit.

Del Tinto v. Club Com, LLC et al., 2012 WL 5615257, (W.D.Pa. Nov. 15 2012) is an employment discrimination case. The case examines what is required for a plaintiff to meet the “regarded-as” prong of disability as well as what … Continue reading

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The Importance of Time in Employment Discrimination.

            Highwater v. Animus, CA No.: 12-3206, (E.D.P.A. Oct. 10, 2012) is an employment discrimination case. The main issue analyzed by the court is when an action must be brought to be within the statute of … Continue reading

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Arbitration Agreements and the Employment Relationship.

Wagner v. Open Road Auto Group, No.: A-5312-10T3, (N.J. Super. App. Div. Jan. 10, 2012) is an employment discrimination case which analyzes the impact of arbitration agreements on discrimination claims. Many times, when employment is offered to a person, the … Continue reading

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When was the Discrimination?

Seltman v. Exelon Corp.,C.A. No: 11-07195 (E.D.Pa. 2012) is an employment discrimination case fromPennsylvania. The main import of the case is that it analyzes when the statute of limitations begins to run on a case of employment discrimination. A typical … Continue reading

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What is in a Complaint?

Manley v. Memorial Hospital of Salem, C.A. No.: 11-2117, (D. N.J. 2012) is a case which is important because it states the standard of what should be contained in a hostile work environment complaint. A complaint is the legal document … Continue reading

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The Difficult Case of Wrongful Discharge

Randler v. Kountry Kraft Inc., No. 1:11-CV-474, (M.D.Pa. October 24, 2011) is an employment case related to termination.Pennsylvania is known as an “at-will” employment state. This means that generally, a person may be terminated for any reason, as long as … Continue reading

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Legal Malpractice: Not Just For Monetary Loss

“An attorney who commits malpractice is liable to his client for any reasonably foreseeable loss caused by his negligence including emotional distress resulting from the loss of liberty.” In Lawson v. Nugent, Plaintiff,  Gordon F. Lawson, and four co-defendants were … Continue reading

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Attorney’s Fees: At the Intersection of Frivolous and Not

Unsuccessful plaintiffs in civil right cases may now breathe easier when it comes to awarding attorney’s fees.  As recently held in Fox v. Vice, plaintiffs will only be responsible for defendants’ fees arising solely due to a frivolous claim.  Non-frivolous … Continue reading

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Officer Held Accountable For False Arrest

It may haven taken time, but for one particular rape victim, she will now have her day in court against a police officer her accused her of falsifying a report about being robbed and raped. In Reedy v. Evanson, Sara … Continue reading

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