On April 28, 2022, the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois reversed a $3.14 million jury verdict based on the plaintiff’s attorney’s “inflammatory and improper” closing arguments at trial.
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On May 4, 2022, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming the District Court’s award of only $1 in attorneys’ fees in action for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Seventh Circuit: Requested Schedule Change Denial Not An “Adverse Action” under Antidiscrimination Laws
On April 27, 2022, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order affirming the dismissal of a former employee’s claims he had suffered retaliation for his past opposition of workplace discrimination.
On April 25, 2022, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an opinion dismissing the Title VII claims of a plaintiff who alleged her employer unlawfully denied insurance coverage benefits to her son because he was transgender.
On April 28, 2022, the United States Supreme Court held emotional distress damages are not recoverable under several federal anti-discrimination laws that apply to entities receiving federal funding, including the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), Title VI, and Title IX.