Kudos to Jim Kaster at Minneapolis’ Nichols Kaster for his big win at the U.S. Supreme Court today in Kasten v. St. Gobain Performance Plastics. The Court ruled that the Fair Labor Standard Act’s anti-retaliation provision protects an employee who allegedly lost his job because he made verbal complaints to his employer. Section 215(a)(3) [...]
I am thrilled to report that the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the summary dismissal of a case I handled for Canadian Pacific Railway, Kirkeberg v. Candian Pacifiic Railway (My former colleague at Leonard, Street, Tracey Donesky, successfully argued the appeal). Kirkeberg had sued the railroad for disability discrimination after his position was eliminated. [...]
When asked to predict the outcome of their cases, lawyers are often too optimistic, according to a survey published this month in the American Psychological Association’s Psychology, Public Policy & Law. Shockingly, male attorneys were generally more overconfident than their female peers, and the more confident the lawyer, the more likely he would fall [...]
Here is a great little story about a car mechanic going the extra mile (pun intended). Treat your clients well, because what goes around comes around.