Sens. To Look At Pro-Employer High Court Rulings

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to review two employer-friendly Supreme Court decisions, signaling a possible push by Democratic lawmakers for remedial legislation.

The hearing will focus on the 5-4 split decision last term in Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., which heightened the standard for proving age discrimination; and Circuit City Stores v. Adams, a 2001 ruling that extended the scope of the Federal Arbitration Act to cover employment contracts.

Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced the hearing Tuesday as part of...
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