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Friday, April 18, 2008

Week in Review (April 18, 2008)

Most Popular Federal Law Article

[url=“http://www.elinfonet.com/headcount.php?ID=13244”>Sprint/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn</A>
In a unanimous decision on February 26, 2008, in the case Sprint/United Management Company v. Mendelsohn, the United States Supreme Court held that a trial court can permit a plaintiff employee to introduce evidence that other employees have also experienced discrimination, provided that the testimony—also known as “me too” evidence—is relevant to the case and its probative value is not substantially outweighed by the danger of its prejudicial effect before the jury. In so ruling, the Supreme Court clarified that “me too” evidence is neither per se admissible nor per se inadmissible but, rather, the trial court must make a determination weighing the evidence’s relevance, probative value, and prejudicial effect.
Located On: Baker Hostetler LLP

Most Popular State Law Article

<a >District of Columbia Council Passes Sick Leave Legislation.</A>
Recently, the District of Columbia City Council passed legislation requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to District of Columbia employees for illness and absences associated with domestic violence or sexual abuse. With the passage of the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, the District becomes the second municipality to require paid sick leave for employees, including public employees employed by the City.
Located On: Baker Hostetler LLP

Most Popular Headlines

<a TARGET=“_blank”]Five lies we all tell at work[/url]
CNN International - April 17, 2008

Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 04/18 at 10:45 AM
Week in Review