United States Supreme Court High Season Begins

Although the Surpreme Court issues opinions throughout its term, many come out towards the back end of the term, which concludes in June. In the last couple of weeks, the Court has issued several decisions which touch on employment law:

In Conkirght v. Frommert, the 5-3 majority upheld the company's denial of pension benefits to former employees. Write-up here.

In Perdue v. Kenny A., the 5-4 majority rejected the trial court's calculations of the appropriate amount of attorneys' fees for the prevailing plaintiff in a civil rights case. Write-up here.

In Stolt-Nielsen v. AnimalFeeds, a similar 5-3 majority rejected class action arbitration in this commercial case. Down the line, there might be some applicability to employer-employee arbitration agreements. Write-up here.