High Court May Get Its Claws On Cat's Paw Theory

Law360, New York (November 20, 2009, 5:27 PM EST) -- After two aborted attempts to weigh in on the murky area of employment law, the U.S. Supreme Court may finally sink its claws in the so-called cat's paw theory of liability, resolving what has become a clear conflict among the federal appeals courts.

Earlier in November, the high court asked the U.S. solicitor general to express a view on the merits of a discrimination case brought by Army reservist Vincent Staub, who alleged he was unfairly fired from his job as a technician at Illinois' Proctor...
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