Supreme Court Rules Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court said that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sexual discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Until Monday, when the decision was made, it was legal in more than half of the states to fire workers for being gay, bisexual, or transgender. … Continued

Amtrak Train vs. John Deere Tractor Trailer Accident in Montana

An Amtrak train travelling from Chicago to Seattle and Portland was involved in an accident near Bainville, MT. The train carrying passengers collided with a John Deere tractor that was crossing the railroad tracks resulting in the death of the man driving the tractor. One passenger and three crew members were taken to a nearby … Continued

North Dakota Supreme Court hears defamation suit

The North Dakota Supreme Court is hearing a case regarding the termination of a Bismarck Police Officer. In 2017 a state prosecuting attorney for Burleigh County informed the Bismarck Police Department that she would no longer use the officer’s testimony in criminal cases because of credibility issues. The officer was fired and sued the city … Continued

Predictions of Worker Class Actions in regard to COVID-19

As the world has dealt with the ongoing global pandemic, COVID-19, many individuals have lost their jobs for the foreseeable future. Since COVID-19 hit the USA, unemployment has been on a drastic rise. Over 22 million people have filed unemployment claims due to the pandemic. With this, many lawyers in class action predict a large … Continued