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On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
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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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