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DOJ Changes Position on Gender Identity, Transgender Bias

Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to consider claims of gender identity discrimination, including bias claims based on an individual’s transgender status, cognizable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act....

Ninth Circuit Reverses Course in ERISA Case

In a previous ASAP article, we discussed the Ninth Circuit’s June 6, 2014 decision in Gabriel v. Alaska Elec. Pension Fund, 755 F.3d 647 (9th Cir. 2014).  In the initial opinion issued by the court, the panel split 2-1 in affirming a district...