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March 19, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Case After Warner Prepared Amicus Brief


Yesterday, the U. S. Supreme Court accepted Madigan v. Levin for oral argument in the fall.  Warner Norcross & Judd attorneys prepared an amicus brief on behalf of Michigan and 11 other states urging the high court to take the case. The Supreme Court grants a writ of certiorari to take a case in less than 2 percent of all cases.

The case is concerned with whether a state employee can bring an action for age discrimination under Section 1983 or whether state employees must bring such claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In their brief, the states took the position that state employees, like private employees and federal employees, should only be allowed to assert age-discrimination claims under the ADEA.

Attorneys Matt Nelson and Nicole Mazzocco authored the brief.

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