Category Archives: Appeals

THE IOWA SUPREME COURT ON UNEMPLOYMENT LAW

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On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a 57-page opinion in Irving v. Employment Appeal Board.  Sondra Irving appealed a judgment from the district court that affirmed the denial of her unemployment benefits after she was terminated from her job at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).  Irving was absent from work while she was incarcerated on criminal charges unrelated to her job (which were ultimately dismissed).

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SUPREME COURT VICTORY FOR CONSTRUCTIVE DISCHARGE PLAINTIFFS

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Yesterday the United States Supreme Court issued a 7-1 opinion in Green v. Brennan.  Justice Sotomayor authored the majority opinion, which vacated and remanded the Tenth Circuit’s dismissal of Plaintiff Marvin Green’s race discrimination and retaliation complaint on timeliness grounds.

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IOWA SUPREME COURT REVERSES LOWER COURT’S DECISION IN OPEN MEETINGS CASE

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Today the Iowa Supreme Court reversed the district court’s decision in Hutchison, et al. v. Warren County, et al., a case involving Iowa’s Open Meetings Law. Babich Goldman employment attorneys Tom Foley, David Goldman, and Katie Ervin Carlson are part of the Plaintiffs’ legal team.  We’ll take some time to re-read the decision and compile our thoughts about what happens next.  In the meantime, you can read the decision here.

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