WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Section 26809(h) of 28 U.S.
Code clearly provides a waiver of sovereign immunity and "extends the waiver to
any claim for one of the six enumerated torts committed by a Federal
investigative or law enforcement...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A citizen may proceed with his lawsuit against the
United States alleging
medical battery by a Navy doctor acting within his scope of employment, a
unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Mar. 4 ( Steven Alan Levin v. United...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court this morning
agreed to hear the appeal of a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling
that state and local government employees may bring age discrimination claims
directly under the Equal Protection Clause...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Tort Claims Act
(FTCA) waives sovereign immunity for law enforcement officers' acts where a
claim arises out of one of six intentional torts where an officer is "acting
within the scope of his...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Individual and collective claims by
the sole named plaintiff in a wage-and-hour collective action were rendered
moot once her employer offered judgment in an amount that represented alleged
unpaid wages plus attorney...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 retaliation claim must prove but-for causation,
the attorney representing the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
(UTSW) argued before the U.S. Supreme Court...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on
June 24 agreed to decide whether President Obama's "recess"
appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012
should be upheld ( National Labor Relations...