Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Staub v. Proctor Hospital

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-400 7th Cir. Nov 2, 2010
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Mar 1, 2011 8-0 Scalia OT 2010
 
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Holding: If a supervisor performs an act motivated by bias against the military that the supervisor intends to cause an adverse employment action, and if that act is the proximate cause of the ultimate employment action, then the employer can be held liable under a federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination against members of the armed services. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: If a supervisor, motivated by bias, takes action intended to get an employee fired, and if that act actually causes the employee to get fired, the employee can sue the company for employment discrimination, even if the biased supervisor is not the final decision maker and even if the final decision maker is unbiased.

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Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on March 1, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).

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Invited: November 9, 2009

Filed: March 16, 2010 (Grant)

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