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No ‘Twiqbal’ for Affirmative Defenses (access required)

An African-American female former vice president at defendant bank who alleges she suffered disparate discipline by her white female supervisor and was terminated instead of transferred, as were white employees, has her motion to strike defendants’ affirmative defenses denied by the Norfolk U.S. District Court, who rejects the Twombly/Iqbal plausibility standard for ruling on defendants’ ...