Employment & Labor Law Blog:EEOC Enters into First Settlement Involving AI Software Discrimination
First AI software case involving discriminatory filtering of potential applicants is settled by the EEOC for $365,000; EEOC provides guidance on how to avoid discriminatory practices with AI.
Financial Services Law Blog:The Scales Tilt Away from the Federal Government – Third Circuit Joins the Seventh Circuit in Finding Waiver of Sovereign Immunity by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals found a waiver of sovereign immunity under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") and reversed a District Court's dismissal in favor of the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Rural Housing Service. Now two Circuits (the Third and Seventh), plus the District of Columbia, have found that the FCRA unequivocally and unambiguously waives the federal government's sovereign immunity from private damages claims.
Healthcare Law Blog:Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Allows COVID-19 Case to Proceed in Missouri State Court
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Defendant's removal to federal court based on (1) diversity; (2) preemption; (3) and U.S.C. section 1442(a)(1) were improper and thus, a COVID-19 nursing home wrongful death suit can proceed in Missouri state court.
Employment & Labor Law Blog:Supreme Court Reverses Standard for "Undue Hardship" in Title VII Religious Accommodation Cases
The Supreme Court reversed the standard for "undue hardship" under Title VII. What that means for employers and vaccine requirements.
Financial Services Law Blog:Unraveling the CFPB's UDAAP Update: Legal Analysis and Implications for Regulatory Authority
In a recent opinion from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Court examined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices portion of its Supervision and Examination Manual.
Firm News:Terry O'Toole Appointed Vice Chair of FDCC Professional Liability Section
Baker Sterchi Member Terry O'Toole has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Professional Liability section for the 2023-2024 term.
Transportation Law Blog:Medical Causation Opinion Excluded in Toxic Exposure FELA Case
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, applying Federal Rule 702 and Daubert, affirmed the U.S. District Court's exclusion of a medical causation expert's testimony, which claimed to apply differential diagnosis, but did so in a faulty manner.
Speaking Engagements:Paul Venker to Speak on the Topic of Freedom Suits at KCALA Chapter Meeting
On September 21, Baker Sterchi attorney Paul Venker will speak alongside Judge David Mason on the topic of Freedom Suits at the Kansas City Association of Legal Administrators (KCALA) Chapter Meeting.
Speaking Engagements:Crawford and Maloney Discuss Insurance Coverage and Duty to Defend in FDCC FedSpeaks Podcast
Baker Sterchi Members Clay Crawford and Jim Maloney recently hosted an episode on the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)'s FedSpeaks podcast. The FedSpeaks podcast is known for delivering informative content and engaging interviews with thought leaders and experts in the legal, insurance and corporate fields.
Firm News:Baker Sterchi Sponsors Student from Cristo Rey High School's Corporate Work Study Program
Baker Sterchi is pleased to announce our sponsorship of a student in the 2023-2024 Cristo Rey High School Corporate Work Study Program. Our sponsored student, Katherine, is based in our Kansas City Crown Center office, where she works as a legal administrative clerk for five days each month throughout the school year.