The 2013 session of the Nebraska Legislature saw a change in the law governing collection of homeowners association assessments. This applies to Nebraska townhome owners associations, condominium owners associations and traditional homeowners associations. In May, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 442, which amends section 52-2001, 76-825, 76-842, 76-856, and 76-874 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes..
The federal judiciary announced that it will be business as usual despite the government shutdown, at least until October 15, 2013, when it will reassess the situation. Attorneys and parties should expect to attend previously scheduled hearings and comply with deadlines. The electronic case filing system will remain in operation. Source: uscourts.gov, Judiciary to Remain Open.
On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the definition of “supervisor” for purposes of Title VII employment claims. Reviewing a case in which a former employee sued her employer with claims of hostile work environment and retaliation pursuant to Title VII, the Court settled the question of how “supervisor” is defined in these.
On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII retaliation claims must be proven by a “but for” standard of causation, as opposed to a “motivating factor” standard. “Based on… textual and structural indications, the Court now concludes as follows: Title VII retaliation claims must be proved according to traditional principles of.