Issa v. School District — education — affirmance — Fisher
The Third Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling granting a preliminary injunction in favor of international-refugee students who alleged that their school district violated federal law when it denied their request to transfer from a for-profit school for at-risk students into a public school with intensive ESL offerings. It’s an impressive opinion, readable and fact-grounded.
Capps v. Mondelez Global — employment discrimination / FMLA — affirmance — Restrepo
The court ruled for the employer in a family-leave-suit appeal today, holding that “an employer’s honest belief that its employee was misusing FMLA leave can defeat an FMLA retaliation claim.”
Restrepo was joined by Fuentes and Shwartz. Arguing counsel were Christine Burke of Karpf Karpf for the employee, Leslie Greenspan of the Tucker Law Group for the employer, and Jeremy Horowitz of the EEOC as amicus.