NAACP v. North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, Nos. 10-3965, 10-15015 (3 rd Cir. Dec. 12, 2011).
Glenn v. Brumby, No. 10-14833, 10-15015 (11 th Cir. Dec. 6, 2011).
In a significant opinion, the Eleventh Circuit upholds a plaintiff's Section 1983 claims based upon the Equal Protection Clause against a state government official for firing her based on sexual stereotypes related to gender identity disorder and gender transition.
The published opinion is by Judge Barkett and was joined by Judges Pryor and Kravitch. The attached opinion certainly is significant for transgender issues, but also because of its broad language on sex stereotyping:
Naaco Materials Handling Group, Inc. v. Lilly Co., No. 11-2415 AV, 2011 WL 5986649 (W.D. Tenn. Nov. 16, 2011).
Anthony Gadlage v. Winters & Yonker, Attorneys at Law, P.S.C., No. 3:11-CV-354-H (W.D.K.Y. Dec. 29, 2011).
A federal judge has dismissed a suit by an associate who claims he was fired from his personal injury law firm for refusing to participate in an unethical referral scheme. An illegal discharge claim can't be premised on a violation of legal ethics rules, according to the Dec. 29 opinion by Judge John Heyburn II of Louisville, Ky.