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December 28th, 2023 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
2023: FHMBK’s Year In Review

OUR VISION: SUCCESS BASED ON LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS FORGED IN INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT AND TEAMWORK. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. is pleased to share a look at the successes, victories, and honors earned by our attorneys in representing you this past year. We are grateful for the confidence you place in us and Read More

August 2nd, 2023 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
SUMMER 2023 NEWSLETTER

OUR VISION: SUCCESS BASED ON LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS FORGED IN INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT AND TEAMWORK. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. is pleased to provide you with our Summer 2023 Newsletter.  Below you will find information regarding successes and activities of our attorneys. FHMBK attorneys have been developing a vibrant U.S. Supreme Court practice Read More

June 30th, 2023 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
The Supreme Court Increases Burdens on Employers by Upending 50 Years of Title VII Precedent

On June 29, 2023, in Groff v. DeJoy, No. 22-174, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously redirected lower courts. The case involved an employee’s request for a reasonable accommodation of his religious faith. Specifically, the employee refused to work on Sundays. Consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision 1977 decision in Trans World Airlines, Inc. v. Hardison, Read More

April 29th, 2022 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Major Decision Regarding Available Damages Under Title IX and Other Federal Antidiscrimination Statutes

On April 28, 2022,  the Supreme Court of the United States held in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C. that emotional distress damages are unavailable for claims under Title VI, Title IX, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Affordable Care Act because those statutes are Spending Clause legislation. The only damages available to a plaintiff under Read More

December 30th, 2021 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
2021 – OUR YEAR IN REVIEW

OUR VISION: SUCCESS BASED ON LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS FORGED IN INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT AND TEAMWORK. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin is pleased to share a look at the successes, victories, and honors earned by our attorneys in representing you this past year. We are grateful for the confidence you place in us and look Read More

October 18th, 2021 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
2021 FALL NEWSLETTER

OUR VISION: SUCCESS BASED ON LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS FORGED IN INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT AND TEAMWORK. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. is pleased to provide you with our Fall 2021 Newsletter and Legal Update. Below you will find information regarding successes and activities of our attorneys. Please click the hyperlinks for updates regarding Local Government, Constitutional Read More

June 23rd, 2021 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters, Uncategorized
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Major Student Speech Decision Regarding Off-Campus Speech

On June 23, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-255_g3bi.pdf) which considered whether public schools have the authority to discipline students for off-campus speech. In an 8-1 decision, the Court held that, under some circumstances, schools may regulate off-campus speech. However, the Court found that the school violated B.L.’s Read More

January 6th, 2021 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
2020 – A Year In Review

OUR VISION: SUCCESS BASED ON LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS FORGED IN INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT AND TEAMWORK. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin is pleased to share a look at the successes, victories, and honors earned by our attorneys in representing you this past year. We are grateful for the confidence you place in us and look Read More

April 3rd, 2020 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
Coronavirus Legal Updates

We are monitoring the rapidly changing legal landscape in light of the challenges associated with Covid-19. Please visit our website to find more information concerning obligations and opportunities for employers, including governmental entities. For access to our latest guidance, please click the appropriate link below. Payroll Protection Program The CARES Act’s Payroll Protection Program is Read More

April 1st, 2020 | Posted in: Home, News, Newsletters
Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Effective April 1, 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and secure during this challenging time. On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed into law, and today, April 1, 2020, it becomes effective. The FFCRA applies to private employers with fewer than 500 employees and to local governmental employers. As Read More