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NELA Amicus Brief: Punt v. Kelly Services & GE Controls Solutions (10th Cir.)

On April 5, 2016, NELA was joined by our colleagues from the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in support of the Plaintiff-Appellant Kristin Punt in Punt v. Kelly Services & GE Solutions Controls . ...

Punt v. Kelly Servs_10th Cir_NELA and NDRN Amicus Brief_040516.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Jones v. City of Boston (1st Cir.)

On March 11, 2016, NELA joined the Equal Justice Society, Justice at Work, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice in filing an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiff-Appellants in Jones v. City of Boston ,...

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NELA Joins MWELA to Challenge the So-Called "Honest Belief" Defense in the Fourth Circuit

On October 26, 2015, NELA joined the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of the Plaintiff-Appellant in Sharif v. United Airlines, Inc. Mr. Sharif, who worked as a...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Sharif v. United Airlines (4th Circuit)

On October 26, 2015, NELA joined the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of the Plaintiff-Appellant in Sharif v. United Airlines, Inc . Drawing on an extensive line of cases...

Sharif v United Airlines_4th Cir_NELA MWELA Amicus Brief_Final_102615.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Graves v. Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)

On July 28, 2014, NELA filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court in Graves v. Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. , No. 13-1546. The petition was filed by NELA members Richard T. Seymour and Eric Schnapper on behalf of petitioner Daniel B. Graves....

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NELA Amicus Brief: Adams v. Festival Fun Parks (2nd Circuit)

NELA was joined by The Arc of the Unites States, the National Disability Rights Network, The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, and Disability Rights Vermont on an amicus brief in this case to ensure that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had a full...

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Institute Symposium: Closing Panel Sets Stage For Ongoing Dialogue Among Bench, Bar and Academy

This post wraps up our coverage of The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Read the previous panel and keynote recaps: here , here , here , and here . ...

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Institute Symposium: Recap of Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin’s Keynote Address

This post recaps the keynote address from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Read about the previous panels: here , here and here .Tomorrow we’ll wrap...

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Institute Symposium Panel III: Twiqbal Takes Center Stage

This post recaps the third panel from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Check back for additional posts recapping the keynote and the closing panel! ...

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Institute Symposium Panel II: Even If Some Summary Judgment Opinions Flunk Civil Procedure, Plaintiffs Must Submit More “A” Briefs

This post recaps the second panel from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Check back for additional posts recapping the other panels and the keynote! ...

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Institute Symposium: Judges Disagree About Whether Summary Judgment Deserves A Funeral

This post recaps the first panel from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Check back in the coming week for additional posts recapping the other panels and the keynote! ...

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Recap Of The Institute's Symposium At NYLS

Nearly 200 employee advocates, judges and academics joined NELA's charitable organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, on Monday, April 23 at New York Law School for a symposium called, " Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And...


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Nearly 200 Participants Expected To Attend The Institute's Symposium On Summary Judgment

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute), NELA's public interest organization, has had overwhelming interest in its upcoming symposium, entitled " Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion? Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ." Currently, registration...

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Toolkit Paper: Preserving The Right To A Jury Trial By Preventing Adverse Credibility Inferences At Summary Judgment

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy Toolkit Paper: Preserving The Right To A Jury Trial By Preventing Adverse Credibility Inferences At Summary Judgment examines three pernicious ways in which courts make determinations about the credibility of witnesses at summary judgment ...


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Toolkit Paper: Securing The Right To A Jury Trial: Attacking "Stray Remarks" At Summary Judgment

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy Toolkit Paper: Securing The Right To A Jury Trial: Attacking "Stray Remarks" At Summary Judgment examines the history and development of the "stray remarks" doctrine, discusses the treatment it has received from the courts and commentators,...