High Court Asks For SG Views On 'Cat's Paw' Theory

Law360, New York (November 9, 2009, 4:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the solicitor general to weigh in on a case that examines the “cat's paw” theory of employment law, looking at whether an employer can be held liable for unlawful discrimination by an official other than the primary decision maker.

On Monday, the Supreme Court invited the solicitor general to file a brief expressing the views of the U.S. in a case that examines a claim made by Army Reservist Vincent Staub against Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Ill., under the Uniformed...
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