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Mandatory Arbitration in Retiree Health Benefits Suit (access required)

Plaintiff retirees from the Virginia Education Association who are suing over reduction of their retiree benefit in the 2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement are required to submit to mandatory arbitration, as the arbitration clause remained in the parties’ CBA, the Richmond ...

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Company President Firing Not SOX Violation (access required)

A former president of a company that manufactures security and surveillance equipment cannot establish that his alleged whistleblower activity some 20 months earlier, including reporting alleged export violations, were a contributing factor in his termination, in violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley ...

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‘New Hire’ Treatment States Retaliation Claim (access required)

A male African-American security officer originally assigned to Mary Washington Hospital who alleges race and gender bias in the security company’s failure to post job openings and decision to promote a white female instead of plaintiff, has stated a claim ...

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Employer Not Liable for Racist Threats (access required)

Defendant airline wins summary judgment in an African-American female flight attendant’s suit alleging race discrimination and harassment based on her being questioned about rumors that African-American flight attendants were running a prostitution ring out of a flight base in Kuwait, ...

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Dismissal With Prejudice, But No Fee Award (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court dismisses an African-American pro se plaintiff’s failure-to-hire race discrimination suit for failure to comply with discovery, but declines to impose sanctions other than dismissal with prejudice. Despite repeated attempts to contact plaintiff, defendant has not ...

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