(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Saturday, July 27, 2002

What the Circuit did yesterday Two cases:

Woodard v. Fanboy REVERSES the grant of judgment as a matter of law for defendant in a Fair Housing case. The core issue is whether the plaintiff adduced sufficient evidence that she was evicted because of her familial status (i.e., that she had kids). The Court says "yes". The opinion is a mixed bag -- it reiterates a number of the most pro-defendant aphorisms regarding proof of discriminatory motive from the Court's prior employment-discrimination cases, but ultimately creates a precedent that gives plaintiffs in all sorts of discrimination cases (employment, housing, etc.) a roadmap for avoiding summary judgment or judgment as a matter of law. Good reading.

MCI v, Bellsouth. Telecommunications law is a world completely unto itself. I don't understand it one bit. If you do, then you may want to read this case.

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