NYC Human Rights Law Warrants High Court Wisdom: Part 1
February 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST
Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST) -- Like the U.S. Supreme Court, many states' highest courts sometimes hesitate to weigh in on the proper construction of a statute until the judicial equivalent of an "Animal House-"style food fight is in full throttle among lower-level courts. While this tradition of high-court restraint is generally understandable, it often hurls litigants into litigation limbo.
And this is precisely where many New York City employers and employees, and their counsel, currently involved in discrimination lawsuits find themselves. The conflicting interpretations of the vague and troublesome amendments to...