Justices Nix 9th Circ. Pay Bias Ruling Due To Judge's Death

Law360 (February 25, 2019, 10:30 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday told the Ninth Circuit to rethink an en banc ruling making it harder for businesses to justify paying women less than men, saying the appeals court should not have counted the vote of the ruling's author, Judge Stephen Reinhardt, because he died before the decision was issued.

On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated a ruling that had allowed a California teacher to pursue wage bias claims, saying the Ninth Circuit should not have released the opinion because the judge who wrote it died before the decision was released. (Law360) The high court's per curiam ruling...

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