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NELA Amicus Brief: Luke v. CPlace Forest Park SNF, LLC (5th Cir.)

On January 26, 2017, NELA joined the ACLU Women’s Rights Project and approximately two dozen other civil rights and public interest groups in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of the Plaintiff-Appellant in Luke v. CPlace Forest Park SNF, LLC ....

Luke v. CPlace_5th Cir_Amicus Brief_Filed_012617.pdf


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AARP & NELA Oppose Extreme Pleading Standard In Fifth Circuit ERISA Case

On October 28, 2015, NELA joined with AARP to file an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of the Plaintiff-Appellants in Whitley v. BP, P.L.C. Under § 1104 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the fiduciary of an employee...

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Whitley v. BP: NELA AARP Amicus Brief (5th Circuit)

For nearly two decades, some courts presumed that it was prudent to invest a retirement plan’s assets in an Employer Stock Option Plan (ESOP), i.e., a benefit plan invested in the employer's own company stock. Recently, however, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Fifth Third Bancorp v....

Whitley v BP_5th Cir_AARP NELA Amicus_Final_102815.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar (Supreme Court)

Summary of NELA’s Amicus Brief: The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that to effectively enforce Title VII’s substantive protections, Title VII’s antiretaliation provision must be broadly interpreted to ensure unfettered access to statutory remedial mechanisms. ...

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NELA Amicus Brief: In re Wells Fargo Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation (5th Circuit)

On December 20, 2012, NELA filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a group of Home Mortgage Consultants (HMC) who alleged they were misclassified by their employer and therefore unlawfully denied overtime payments in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

In re Wells Fargo W & H Litigation_NELA Amicus_Final.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: D.R. Horton v. National Labor Relations Board (5th Circuit)

On September 11, 2012, NELA and its associated educational and charitable organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, joined with two dozen workers’ rights organizations to file an amicus brief in support of the National Labor Relations Board (Board) in D...

DR Horton_5th Cir_NELA Amicus Brief_Final.pdf