Two cases with ties to Northeast Ohio are part of this Forbes analysis of the “indelible mark on American business” made by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday night, Sept. 18.
Forbes says that over the course of more than six decades in the law, Ginsburg “worked tirelessly to break down gender discrimination in American life and work, and to bring fairness to business.”
It then breaks down some of the most influential cases she was involved with, starting with Ledbetter vs. Goodyear, a landmark 2007 Supreme Court case in which Lilly Ledbetter accused Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. of gender discrimination, alleging she was given a lower salary because she is a woman.
From the analysis:
Ledbetter lost, but not because of the merits of the case. The 5-4 majority ruled against Ledbetter because she didn’t file her claim within the required time period.