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Trustee Faces Fiduciary Claims in ESOP Transactions (access required)

In this suit by an employee of a govern­ment contractor challenging two transac­tions involving an Employee Stock Own­ership Plan, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says there are genuine disputes of material facts over the plan trustee’s dis­charge of its fiduciary ...

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No Bowman Claim Based on Fornication

An at-will employee of the Salvation Army cannot bring a Bowman claim for wrongful termination based on her re­fusals of her store manager’s suggestions that she engage in fornication with him; because the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that ...

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Coworkers’ Comments Exhausted in EEOC Charge (access required)

A Caucasian hospital worker, mar­ried to an African-American man and the mother of biracial children, who alleges her white coworkers, includ­ing her supervisor, made persistent disparaging remarks about interracial relationships and interracial children, has exhausted her race discrimina­tion claim in ...

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Pro Se Suit Dismissed as Discovery Sanction (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motion for sanctions and dis­misses with prejudice this pro se suit alleg­ing defendants fired plaintiff because he is African-American; plaintiff has repeatedly violated orders from the court to partici­pate in discovery and has ...

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Overtime-Pay Lawyer’s Fees Double Recovery (access required)

In plaintiff dental technician’s suit for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Stan­dards Act, settled for $10,000, plus rea­sonable attorney’s fees, an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards plaintiff $23,875 in attorney’s fees and $733 in litigation costs, compensating plaintiff’s lawyer ...

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