The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision Tolan v. Cotton, 572 US __, 134 S.Ct. 1861, 188 L.Ed.2d 895 a year ago. But, many courts still do not appreciate its holding. I wrote about the decision in Tolan v. Cotton here. The decision in Tolan essentially fusses at lower courts for not reviewing
Tolan v. Jeffrey Wayne Cotton
SCOTUS Says Summary Judgment Does not Obtain When Key Facts are in Dispute
By Thomas J. Crane on
Posted in Litigation and trial practice
Summary judgment (i.e., "quick" judgment) has become the bugaboo for employment lawsuits over the past 20 years. I have discussed how the over-use of summary judgment has been particularly difficult for employment cases. Well, that same analysis applies to all civil rights cases. In Tolan v. Jeffrey Wayne Cotton, No. 13-551 (2014), the U.S.