Twenty-one states are suing the Department of Labor over new overtime rules which make it more likely states will have to pay more employees overtime. They are seeking an injunction which will prevent the new rules from going into effect on December 1, 2016. Continue reading
- West v. Murphy, No. 13-2014 (Nov. 14, 2014): The court affirmed that defendants were entitled to qualified immunity in 1983 action challenging strip searches of arrestees on Fourth-Amendment grounds.
- Williams v. City of Cleveland, No. 13-4162 (Nov. 10, 2014): The court ruled that plaintiff stated a plausible Fourth-Amendment claim when it alleges that jail required detainees to undress in presence of other detainees and sprayed their naked genitals with delousing solution.
- Misewicz v. City of Memphis, No. 14-5053 (Nov. 14, 2014): The court affirmed grant of summary judgment for City in challenge under Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime pay.
- S.L. v. Pierce Twp. Bd. of Trustees, No. 13-3892 (Nov. 17, 2014): The court affirmed summary judgment orders for defendants in case arising out of arrest of juvenile. Continue reading
E.M. v. New York City Dept. of Ed., No. 11-1427 (July 11, 2014) (in IDEA case, concluding that district court improperly concluded that IEP was adequate by relying on retrospective evidence extrinsic to the IEP).
- Rosano v. Township of Teaneck, No. 13-1263 (June 10, 2014) (in action by current and former police officers against Township alleging violation of Fair Labor Standards Act because it did not pay proper overtime and provide compensation for attending daily roll calls and putting on and taking off uniforms, affirming grant of summary judgment for Township).
- Garofalo v. Village of Hazel Crest, No. 12-668 (June 12, 2014) (in action by former police sergeants, both white, alleging that the Village discriminated against them based on race by promoting a black officer to police chief, affirming summary judgment for Village).
- Delaware County v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, No. 13-2163 (Mar. 18, 2014) (finding that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are exempt from paying real estate transfer taxes). The decision is consistent with recent decisions from the Fourth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits.
- Mulholland v. Marion County Election Bd., No. 13-3027 (Mar. 20, 2014) (finding that federal-court abstention is not appropriate in case challening local election restrictions).
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