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Disability Rights New York v. State of New York
United States Second Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Held that the district court correctly abstained from hearing a disability rights organization's challenge to the manner in which guardianship...
02/15/2019 17‐2812‐cv
Jones v. Carter
United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that correctional officials violated a Muslim inmate's rights when they addressed his religious dietary concerns by providing him a vegetarian...
02/15/2019 17-2836
I.F. v. Lewisville Independent School District
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
Held that a school district was not deliberately indifferent to a high school student's alleged sexual harassment. Affirmed a summary judgment ruling...
02/08/2019 17-40722
Reed v. Columbia St. Mary's Hospital
United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Health Law
Reinstated a patient's claims that a hospital discriminated against her on the basis of her disabilities by, among other things, putting her in a...
02/08/2019 17‐1469
Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, L.L.C.
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Reinstated a nursing assistant's claim that a patient created a sexually hostile work environment for her. She alleged that an elderly resident at an...
02/06/2019 17-60072
Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Co.
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the district judge erred in concluding that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender status. While the judge had located no...
02/06/2019 18-20251
National Association of African American-Owned Media v. Charter Communications, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Media Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law
In an amended opinion, held that an African American-owned operator of television networks sufficiently pleaded that a cable television operator...
02/04/2019 17-55723
Horton v. City of Santa Maria
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a mother could proceed with California law claims against a police officer and municipal defendants after her teenage son was seriously...
02/01/2019 15-56339
Symmonds v. Mahoney
California Court of Appeal
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Entertainment Law
Held that a rock star's decision to terminate his drummer implicated free speech rights. The fired drummer alleged that he was let go because of his...
02/01/2019 B283529
US v. Lauderdale County, Mississippi
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Juvenile Law
Held that the U.S. Department of Justice could not proceed with its lawsuit alleging that a county's youth court judges had engaged in a pattern or...
02/01/2019 17-60805

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