Case Summaries

Ethan Allen Retail Wins Partial Summary Judgment in Employment Case Against Former Design Consultant

Ethan Allen Retail Wins Partial Summary Judgment in Employment Case Against Former Design Consultant. Case Name: Shanahan v. Ethan Allen Retail Court: United States District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania Date of Opinion: May 16th, 2022 Judge: Timothy J. Savage Overview: Design consultant filed suit against her former employer for numerous claims.  The court …

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Pennsylvania Homeowners Granted Summary Judgment, in Part, in Insurance Claim against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Case Name: Michalek et al v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company Court: United States District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania Date of Opinion: April 7th, 2022 Judge: Joy Flowers Conti Overview: Insureds filed a lawsuit against their insurer for a denial of claims related to numerous floods in their house.  The court granted summary …

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Texas Federal Judge Throws Out Sex and Gender Discrimination Claim Against Well Fargo.

Case Name: Ryan v. Wells Fargo Bank NA  Court: United States District Court – Northern District of Texas  Date of Opinion: January 22nd, 2022  Judge: Sidney A. Fitzwater  Overview: Transgender male filed a sex and gender discriimination claim, but the court ruled that his charges to the EEOC were untimely.  Background: This case involves a …

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Federal Court Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment in Instagram Embedding Copyright Infringement Claim

Case Name: McGucken v. Newsweek LLC et al Court: United States District Court – Southern District of New York Date of Opinion: March 21, 2022 Judge: Katherine Polk Failla Overview: Judge ruled that case involving Instagram embedding copyright action should continue, denying plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and denying defendant’s motion that it did not …

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U.S. District Court Throws Out ADA Claim Against Government Contractor

Case Name: Salmoiraghi v. Veritiss, LLC Court: United States District Court – Eastern District of Virginia Date of Opinion: April 6th, 2022 Judge: Michael S. Nachmanoff Overview: Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against Government contractor for violation of the ADA.  Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, which was granted. Background: This case involves a claim …

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