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Seventh Circuit Affirms That To Recover Under FMLA, Need Evidence Of Direct Connection Between Alleged Harm And Damages Sought

In Hickey v. Protective Life Corp., No. 20-1076, 2021 WL 525088, (7th Cir. Feb. 12, 2021), the 7th Circuit affirmed the district court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of the defendant-employer in the plaintiff-employee’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)… Continue Reading →

Employee Termination: An Employers’ Reasons Make A Difference

In a trio of cases handed down by the 7th Circuit on June 19, 2018 the Federal Court of Appeals provided guidance to employers regarding the often difficult issue of employee termination. In Carmody v. Bd. of Trustees of the… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Holds Prisoners Must Pay Up To 25% Of Their Awards To Their Attorneys For Fees

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that prisoners who prevail in civil rights actions may have to contribute up to 25% of their judgments to their attorneys for fees.  Murphy v. Smith, et. al., 583 U.S. ____ (Supreme Court 2018),… Continue Reading →

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