Robin E. McGuffin

Robin McGuffin is an attorney in the firm’s Lexington office and is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Group. Her practice includes product liability litigation, employment litigation, and appellate advocacy.

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
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Ethics Committee, Member

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
More Than Stites & Harbison

After graduating first in her class from Vanderbilt University Law School, Robin was a law clerk for the Honorable John M. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2015-16). Prior to that, she was a summer associate for Stites & Harbison (2014). During law school, Robin served as an articles editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and was a winner of the Bass, Berry & Sims Intramural Moot Court Competition.

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Client Alerts

Getting to $75,000 and One Penny: Sixth Circuit Disapproves of Plaintiffs' Evasion

Over the past decade, federal judges in Kentucky made known their growing preference for strictly construing the requirements for removal based on diversity jurisdiction. See, e.g., May v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 751 F. Supp.2d 94...
by Robin E. McGuffin and John L. Tate November 19, 2018
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Sixth Circuit rules "tender back" doctrine inapplicable to Title VII and the Equal Pay Act

In a divided opinion, the Sixth Circuit recently ruled that the common law “tender back” doctrine is inconsistent with the remedial purposes of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”).

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Robin E. McGuffin August 21, 2018
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When Do Grown-Ups Get Snow Days? Reviewing the FLSA's Inclement Weather Rules

With severe winter weather pummeling much of the country, employers may be forced to delay opening their doors, close their doors early, or even close for days at a time.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Robin E. McGuffin January 09, 2018
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Sixth Circuit Rules that Employers' Unenforced Policies Can Be the Basis for a Lawsuit

Employers have a new reason to review that dusty employee handbook that may have been left untouched for years. In Stein et al. v. hhgregg, Inc., et al., a divided Sixth Circuit ruled that an...
by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Robin E. McGuffin October 17, 2017
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Leatt Corporation notches another product liability victory with help of Stites & Harbison, PLLC

A federal court in Indiana issued multiple rulings on September 14, 2017, excluding two of the plaintiff’s expert witnesses in a product liability lawsuit and granting summary judgment for the defendant, safety equipment manufacturer Leatt Corporation.

by Robin E. McGuffin, Bruce B. Paul, and John L. Tate September 26, 2017
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Seventh Circuit Rules Title VII Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation

In a landmark decision, the Seventh Circuit ruled on April 4 that Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Employers in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin should be...
by Robin E. McGuffin April 11, 2017
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Kentucky Enacts Medical Review Panel Law Regarding Malpractice Claims

On March 16, 2017, Governor Bevin signed into law a bill that requires medical malpractice plaintiffs to obtain an opinion from a panel of health care providers regarding the merits of their claims before filing...
by Dustyn B. Jones and Robin E. McGuffin March 22, 2017
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Sixth Circuit Rules Kentucky’s Economic Loss Doctrine: Inapplicable to Consumer Transactions

Last month, in State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Norcold, Inc., the Sixth Circuit predicted that the Kentucky Supreme Court would decline to extend the “economic loss rule” to consumer transactions. The rule prevents...
by Robin E. McGuffin and John L. Tate March 06, 2017
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC adds three attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of three new attorneys to the firm. Two of the attorneys are based in the Louisville, Ky., office and one is based in the Lexington, Ky., office...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 18, 2016