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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Race – Emotional Distress – Racist Epithet  (access required)

A Danville U.S. District Court dismisses an African-American learning-disabled woman’s claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress, but refuses to dismiss her Title VII race discrimination claim allegedly arising from disciplinary action taken against her in her position as a ...

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Civil Procedure – Diversity – Fraudulent Joinder – Physician Employment Contract  (access required)

A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court magistrate judge recommends applying the doctrine of fraudulent joinder to assume jurisdiction over this physician employment dispute even though plaintiff doctor named a nondiverse defendant and dismissing the nondiverse defendant who could not ...

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