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No sanctions for late expert disclosure (access required)

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A plaintiff who sued for delayed diagnosis of her breast cancer has settled her suit against multiple defendants, but not before a missed discovery deadline caused a “firestorm” and prompted an accusation of “back-stabbing” by a codefendant. Plaintiff Melissa Thompson ...

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Court split on scope of release

An employee who settled his discrimination suit against a Virginia state agency cannot later sue for retaliatory discharge, a split panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on June 25. The majority said a former accountant could ...

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Law firm win upheld in disability bias suit

A law firm did not illegally discriminate against a firm support staffer who had permanent restrictions on lifting after breast cancer treatment, a federal appeals court said today. The 500-lawyer firm persuaded a trial judge that lifting heavier loads was ...

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