The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law:
On July 25, 2018, Professor Sachin Pandya filed an amicus brief on behalf of labor and legal historians in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case primarily concerns whether Congress intended the workers exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act to cover only common-law employees. Professor Pandya is counsel of record for the amici historians and wrote the brief with Professor Richard Frankel of Drexel University.
Professor Alexandra Lahav has co-authored an amicus brief signed by 20 civil procedure law professors in B.K. v. McKay. The brief supports the plaintiffs in the class action suit, which was filed on behalf of minors in the Arizona foster care system alleging widespread and systematic failures by the state. Defendants moved to dismiss the case on the grounds that the U.S. District Court lacks jurisdiction. The brief supported the plaintiffs' requests for declaratory and injunctive relief. Lahav's co-authors are David Marcus, Maureen Carroll and Adam Zimmerman.
Professor Peter L. Lindseth spoke at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris on two recent occasions. On June 21, 2018, he spoke during the Intensive Doctoral Week program on the topic "Comparative-Historical Method in the Study of Administrative Law: A Theoretical Framework" in a panel discussion on "A New Approach to Comparison in Administrative Law." The following day he discussed "Transforming factors in administrative law" at The Future of Administrative Law conference.