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Court Rejects Disability Discrimination Claim In Light Of Reasonable Accommodation, Supports Academic Standards
On August 7, 2019, a federal district court in Rhode Island rejected a student's disability discrimination claim against Bryant University. The student enrolled in the University's
United States
19 Aug 2019
Marijuana Legalization Sparks Debate On Brewers' Responsibilities
With recreational marijuana now legal in Massachusetts, many brewers are wondering whether they will be at increased risk of liability for the acts of patrons who have sampled both beer and cannabis products in the same evening.
United States
7 Aug 2019
NLRB Announces Intent To Issue New Rules On Student Unionization
The issue of whether teaching assistants and research assistants are "employees" for purposes of federal labor law, and thus eligible to form unions, has been a ping-pong match between
United States
19 Jun 2019
Court Rules That Inconsistent Application Of Written Policies Could Create An Inference Of Unlawful Intent
On April 10, 2019, the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued an interesting decision on a First Amendment retaliation claim.
United States
15 May 2019
Super ‘Subs'? Maybe, Says Federal Appeals Court
In a decision issued on March 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an NLRB order that sought to require the University of Southern California ...
United States
10 Apr 2019
The Law As Inspiration For Beer?
Typically, brewers prefer to keep the law out of their beer. But sometimes, beer and the law can intersect for the good.
United States
2 Apr 2019
"Labeling" The Government Shutdown As A First Amendment Violation?
The no-end-in-sight government shutdown has thrown a wrench into the operations of brewers across the country. One brewer, DC-based Atlas Brew Works, is trying to do something about it.
United States
29 Jan 2019
Beer: The Most Important Meal Of The Day?
One brewery in England has decided to take the headline of this post to heart.
United States
25 Jan 2019
"Regarded As" Theory Sacks University
On November 14, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi allowed a student's claim against the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to proceed to discovery.
United States
21 Dec 2018
Court Strikes Down DOE's Efforts To Block Its Own Regulations From Taking Effect
In 2016, the Department of Education ("DOE") published a series of regulations, known as the "Borrower Defense Regulations," designed to provide additional protections to student borrowers...
United States
6 Nov 2018
‘Take One Down, Pass it Around?' TTB Adopts New Procedure To Facilitate Transfers Of Beer Between Brewers
In this scenario, the receiving brewer takes on liability for the tax on any beer lost in transit.
United States
24 Aug 2018
First Circuit Rules That Title IX Does Not Cover Claim By Non-Student
The Providence College student filed a lawsuit claiming that Brown University violated Title IX by failing to investigate and remedy the alleged sexual assault.
United States
23 Aug 2018
Court Rules That University Does Not Need To Return Loan Proceeds To A Bankruptcy Estate
On June 19, the federal District Court for the District of Connecticut issued a decision allowing Johnson & Wales University to retain proceeds it received under a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan ...
United States
5 Jul 2018
Ninth Circuit Rules That Prior Salary Is Not A "Factor Other Than Sex" Under The Equal Pay Act
On April 9, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc decision in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that an employee's prior salary does not constitute a "factor other than sex" ...
United States
25 Apr 2018
Yer Out! MLB Tells The New York Yankees They Can't Put Players' Faces On Beer
At a recent media event to preview new concession items for the upcoming season, the New York Yankees tried out an intriguing new product.
United States
6 Apr 2018
School's Historical Treatment Of Other Title IX Claims Used To Support An "Erroneous Outcome" Claim
On February 9, 2018, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Doe v. Miami University, et al.
United States
5 Mar 2018
Going "Medieval" On Trademark Enforcement
Who says trademark disputes can't be fun? Well, plenty of people, but that's beside the point. Anheuser Busch InBev recently showed that a serious legal message can be delivered in a humorous form.
United States
18 Jan 2018
Tail Wags Dog Again: Retaliation Claim Survives Despite Dismissal of Harassment Claim
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently weighed in on the dichotomy of having an untenable discrimination claim but a viable retaliation claim.
United States
15 Jan 2018
Trick or Treat? "Zombie" Trademarks Can Be Frightening
Coming up with unique beer names can be a frightening prospect. With so many brewers cranking out so many outstanding beers, it can sometimes seem like all of the best names are already taken.
United States
2 Nov 2017
Court Finds Computer Use Policy May Violate First Amendment
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently decided that a university's Computer Usage Policy may violate professors' First Amendment right to free speech.
United States
2 Nov 2017
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