Richter v. Oakland Bd. of Educ.

Plaintiff, a longtime type 1 diabetic and teacher, experienced a hypoglycemic event in a classroom. She sustained serious and permanent life-altering injuries. Plaintiff sued under the Law Against Discrimination (LAD), alleging that her employer failed to accommodate her pre-existing disability. The NJ Supreme Court addressed two issues and held: (1) an adverse employment action is … Read more

Neshaminy Sch. Dist. v. Pa. Human Rel. Comm’n

The Neshaminy School District petitioned for review of a finding that the District had violated Section 5(i)(1) of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (Act), 43 P.S. § 955(i)(1), through the District’s use of Native American imagery and the term “Redskins” because such use is harmful to non-Native American students as they create impermissible stereotypes. The … Read more

Gibbs v. City of Pittsburgh

In Gibbs v. City of Pittsburgh, the Third Circuit reviewed the District Court’s order dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint. He alleged that the city of Pittsburgh violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act when it did not hire him as a police officer. In order to secure employment with the city’s police department, … Read more

M.S. v. Susquehana Twp. Sch. Dist.

In M.S. v. Susquehana Twp. Sch. Dist., a private action under Title IX, the plaintiff sought damages for injuries suffered as a result of harassment from her assailant principal. In order to sustain the claim, the plaintiff had to plead that an “appropriate person” who had knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing failed to take corrective action. The 3rd Circuit … Read more

Davis v. Samuels

While confined at the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center (“MVCC”), a private prison operated by The GEO Group, Inc. under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Brian Davis was denied permission to marry his fiancée, Fredricka Beckford. Davis and Beckford sued the GEO and two federal officials, asserting various state and federal law claims against the … Read more

Doe v. University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences expelled a student after the school determined that he violated the code of conduct by engaging in two sexual assaults. The student was unsuccessful in appealing that ruling within the school’s administrative process, so he filed suit in federal court. The district court granted the school’s 12(b)(6) motion. The 3rd Circuit … Read more