First Impression Case: Fifth Circuit Rules on Ministerial Exception to Employment Discrimination Law

/cdklawyers.com// 11/10/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the dismissal of an employment discrimination lawsuit because it found that the ministerial exception applied. This exception bars employment discrimination lawsuits brought by ministers against their churches. Cannata v. Catholic Diocese of Austin, No. 11-51151 (5th Cir. Oct. 24, 2012), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-51151-CV0.wpd.pdf.   The […]

November 13, 2012
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Regarding Disability Discrimination

/cdklawyers.com// 12/14/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Winborne v. Sunshine Health Care, Inc., No. 09-60765 (5th Cir. Nov. 17, 2010), available at: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/09/09-60765.0.wpd.pdf.   The plaintiff worked as a nurse for the defendant, a rest home.  She suffered attacks involving temporary loss of awareness, but […]

December 14, 2010