Statutory Interpretation

Recent Case: Franciscan Alliance, Inc. v. Azar

November 6, 2019

The impact of the Supreme Court’s interpretation of “sex” in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this Term may not be limited to enforcement of the Civil Rights Act. In fact, many federal statutes, including the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), have adopted identical language. Recently in Franciscan Alliance,…

Why the Latest Ruling in the Sandy Hook Shooting Litigation Matters

March 18, 2019

Last week the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a decision in the ongoing litigation brought by plaintiffs representing the twenty children and six adults shot dead in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The shooter carried a Bushmaster semiautomatic assault-style weapon. The Sandy Hook plaintiffs have been trying for years to bring claims against the Bushmaster’s manufacturer,…