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Civil Rights – Schools – Handicapped Education – Residential Placement (access required)

Where the student suffers from a number of handicapping conditions, including serious emotional disturbances, fetal alcohol syndrome, and attention deficit disorder, and has been violent and unpredictable in regular public school classes, and the parents refused to participate in the ...

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Labor & Employment – Age Discrimination – Timely Administrative Charge (access required)

Where the 61-year-old project manager did not file an age discrimination charge based on his January 15, 1991 removal from a project with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission until Oct. 11, 1991, he violated the 180-day time requirements for filing ...

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Labor & Employment – Age Discrimination – Promotions (access required)

Although plaintiff claims a series of decisions made by defendant state agency to promote other persons rather than plaintiff was due to illegal age discrimination, plaintiff has not met her burden of producing evidence sufficient to convince a rational finder ...

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Contract – Employment – Statute Of Frauds – Equitable Estoppel (access required)

Although plaintiff did not have a written contract for the four-year term of employment he allegedly negotiated with the employer, the employer is equitably estopped from asserting the statute of frauds against plaintiff’s breach of contract claim where the employer’s ...

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Civil Rights – Political Patronage – Public Employee – Legislative Immunity (306258) (access required)

Contract — Arbitration – Motion To Stay – Software Vendor – Personal Services Contract Although the contract between the software company and defendant, a New Hampshire company, permitting the software company to market certain computer software within the state of ...

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Civil Rights – Political Patronage – Public Employee – Legislative Immunity (access required)

Where plaintiff, a Republican and the former county public works superintendent, alleges that he was dismissed from his position by the newly elected board of supervisors for purely political reasons, the court denies defendant board members’ motion to dismiss on ...

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Civil Practice – Bankruptcy – Discovery – Witness Statements – Sanction (access required)

Where debtor, in connection with an adversary proceeding, a civil rights suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, refused to produce certain witness statements on the basis of the work product privilege, the bankruptcy court erred in granting defendant’s motion to ...

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