Union Fees and Public Employee Free Speech – Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in Context

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could significantly impact public sector unions and employees in many areas of the country.  The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was brought...

United States Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Massive Fee Award Against EEOC

In August of 2013 a rather unprecedented fee award was handed down by a federal Judge in Iowa against the EEOC.  In that case, Judge Linda R. Reade, then chief judge for the Northern District...

St. Louis Jury Awards Former University Instructor Millions In Race Discrimination Case

A teacher formerly employed by Harris Stowe State University has been awarded $4.85 million by a St. Louis City Circuit Court jury in her race discrimination lawsuit against the university. According to her Petition, Beverly...