Supreme Court Cases
Term Results for 2009-2010
Blows for Civil Rights Enforcement
Perdue v. Kenny A.
Issue: May federal courts award enhancements to attorneys' fees determinations for outstanding results and representation?
Rent-A-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson.
Issue: Should a court or the arbitrator determine whether an arbitration agreement in an employment contract is unconscionable?
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. Animalfeeds International Corp.
Issue: Does an arbitration agreement that is silent on the issue of whether the case can be brought as a class action preclude plaintiffs from bringing their claims as a class?
Victory for Civil Rights
Arthur Lewis Jr., et al. v. City of Chicago
Issue: when a plaintiff is challenging the use of a discriminatory examination, when must she file a charge of discrimination?