Supreme Court roundup
January Supreme Court Roundup: Environmental law and the Class Action Fairness Act take center stage
In this month’s Supreme Court roundup, we take a look at the arguments in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, both of which the court heard in January.
Under Title VII, an employer may be vicariously liable for creating a hostile work environment, without any showing of negligence, if a supervisor commits actionable harassment.
A perennial problem with securities fraud cases is that few, if any, of a plaintiff’s allegations are truly tested before class certification opens the door to massive discovery, and so raises the stakes of the case that settlement is the only realistic option for a defendant.