Posts tagged Judge Sam R. Cummings.

An injunction of the EEOC's 2012 Guidance on use of criminal background information applies only to the State of Texas . . . but all employers might be able to make use of it.

Don't mess with Texas.

In Lubbock yesterday, Judge Sam R. Cummings permanently enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor's Persuader Rule, which is great news for employers. David Phippen has the full story here. The DOL can appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (it's already appealing the preliminary injunction issued in June), but with the coming change in ...

U.S. District Court Judge Sam R. Cummings in Lubbock, Texas, has issued a preliminary injunction, which blocks the U.S. Department of Labor's "Persuader Rule" from going into effect on Friday. I have not had a chance to read the decision yet, but here it is. This is great news for employers. Many thanks to my law partner, Mel Haas, who had the inside scoop and shared it with the rest of us ...

Here is a collection of tributes to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died just short of his 80th birthday on Saturday. For now, I'm not going to include political speculations. We send our prayers and condolences to Justice Scalia's family, friends, and loved ones.Antonin Scalia 2010.flickrCC.StephenMasker

By Adam Liptak from The New York Times, probably the most comprehensive news account of his life and work.

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I just learned today that earlier this week, Jacqueline Berrien, the first Chair of the Equal EmploymentJacqueline_Berrien.JPG Opportunity Commission appointed by President Obama, died of cancer at the age of 53.

Ms. Berrien stepped down from the EEOC in 2014. The agency's current Chair is Jenny Yang.

I did not always agree with Ms. Berrien, and I've given her what I hope she took as some good-natured ...

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Betty Davis, 4/3/32-9/29/15

We are very sorry to report that Betty Davis, a dear colleague and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 29. She was 83.

Betty, originally from Vidalia, Georgia, started her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York City, and began working for "the original Constangy" (Constangy & Prowell) in Atlanta as a legal secretary ...

Many of our long-time clients and friends remember our former law partner Mike Shershin, a labor practitioner. Mike died earlier in April after a short illness. We offer our condolences to Mike's wife of 41 years, Martha, and to the rest of his family and friends. The following is a statement from Neil Wasser, Chairman of our firm's Executive Committee:

It is with deepest sympathy ...

Our condolences to Phyllis Walton and the rest of the family of Dick Walton, our colleague, friend, and former head of Constangy's Birmingham (Alabama) Office, who died on September 19, 2014. The following is a tribute from Rick Brown, current head of the Birmingham office:

J. Richard (Dick) Walton was born in LaFayette, Alabama, on December 13, 1931, the son of William Ora Walton and ...

Lovic Brooks, Jr., who for 20 years was the managing partner of Constangy, Brooks & Smith (and the "Brooks" in the firm name) passed away this Monday at his home in Roswell, Georgia. He was only the second managing partner after our founder, Frank Constangy. A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Roswell United Methodist ChurchLovic Brooks Jr. Chapel.

"Much of what we do today is to follow the ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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