New Supreme Court justices not only change how the panel makes decisions, they also influence which cases are put on the docket. This month, the court will continue its increasing focus on employment law by tackling a topic that can cost companies millions of dollars -- retaliation. James Burns, a partner at Reed Smith in Chicago, says the trend emanates from the court's two newest members -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. The stakes are high for companies, which have more to fear in retaliation suits than in discrimination cases.
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