Ind. Justices Say Title VII Cases Bound By State Court Rules
Law360, New York (April 26, 2016, 9:33 PM EDT) -- The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s heightened standard for summary judgment applies to Title VII discrimination cases when those claims are pursued in state court, overruling a state appeals court that had held in a workplace discrimination suit that a more lenient federal standard applied.
A three-judge panel reached its conclusion Friday as it reviewed an October state appellate court ruling that awarded Indiana-Purdue University of Fort Wayne, a public college in northeast Indiana, summary judgment in a suit brought by fired employee Adam Gaff, who alleged discrimination.
Although the state high court affirmed the summary judgment award,...
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