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Rent-A-Center, W., Inc. v. Jackson, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4981 (June 21, 2010)

LexisNexisOverview: Former employee's claim that an arbitration agreement was unconscionable did not specifically challenge a provision that delegated to the arbitrator the authority to decide whether the agreement was enforceable; the delegation provision therefore was treated as valid under...

U.S. High Court Upholds NASA Employee Background Questionnaire

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A mandatory questionnaire for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) employees is not only reasonable in light of the federal government's interests but subject to substantial protections against disclosure, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this Jan...

Cat’s Paw Redux: Staub v. Proctor Hospital Hits Ohio

By Joseph U. Leonoro In March of this year, I wrote about a recent decision from the United States Supreme Court - Staub v. Proctor Hospital - addressing the "cat's paw" theory of liability in employment discrimination cases. Under the cat's paw theory, a plaintiff can hold an...

SCOTUS Grants Cert in Supervisor Liability Case

Breaking news from the Supreme Court (sorry, no health care opinion today): The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Vance v. Ball State University . You can read the order here in case you think I'm lying. The Petitioner's Brief (available here) identifies the Question Presented as: In...

U.S. Supreme Court: No Special Presumption of Prudence For ESOP Fiduciaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) fiduciaries are not entitled to a presumption of prudence and are subject to the same standard of prudence as all ERISA...