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Airport Dismissed from Bird Removal Suit (access required)

Plaintiff, a protection and advocacy group for eagles, may sue U.S. Department of Agriculture officials alleging a program to remove eagles from the Norfolk Botanical Garden violates federal environmental and wildlife protection laws, but the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses ...

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Managers Can Seek Statewide Overtime Class (access required)

Account managers for an Internet service provider are not collaterally estopped from pursuing a statewide collective action for overtime pay for managers in the three Virginia offices, after a Texas federal court decertified a nationwide collective action; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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Discharge Prompted by Email Use, Not FMLA Leave (access required)

A hospital secretary who took FMLA leave for her migraine headaches cannot sue for retaliation after her discharge, as the hospital has demonstrated that she was terminated for her unauthorized use of her supervisor’s email; the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court ...

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FMLA Win & Loss Not ‘Inconsistent Verdict’ (access required)

A jury verdict in an FMLA case was not “inconsistent” because the jury found for  plaintiff on her “interference” claim and for employer on plaintiff’s “retaliation” claim based on her termination, says the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court; plaintiff wins $25,258 ...

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