Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-834 7th Cir. Oct 13, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Mar 22, 2011 6-2 Breyer OT 2010

Holding: For purposes of the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the term filed any complaint includes both oral and written complaints. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits retaliation against workers for complaining about violations of the Act even if the complaint is oral rather than written.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded on March 22, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).

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