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Computer Issues, Illness Are ‘Excusable Neglect’ (access required)

Computer problems and illness are circumstances beyond plaintiff’s control that constitute the “excusable neglect” under Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b)(1)(B) and the Richmond U.S. District Court grants an extension of time for plaintiff’s filing of a motion for summary judgment ...

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No Harassment Claim from ‘Moronic’ Acts (access required)

Employer, a modular home manufacturer, wins summary judgment in a Title VII hostile environment suit filed by plaintiff, a 52-year-old woman who was terminated by the company; coworkers’ “boorish, moronic” behavior was not enough to sustain her claim. Plaintiff has ...

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RIF Job Loss Does Not Support Title VII Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a Title VII hostile work environment and disparate treatment suit filed by an American female who worked for defendant Global Linguist Solutions LLC in Kuwait; the court may not infer plaintiff was performing her ...

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Court Dismisses ‘Volunteer’ Officer’s GINA, ADA Claims (access required)

Adopting the recommendation of a magistrate judge, the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses a suit filed by a former volunteer police auxiliary police officer of the Chesapeake Police Department who alleges disability discrimination and violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination ...

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No Attorney’s Fees for Employer Win (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies an employer’s “prevailing party” petition for attorney’s fees and costs against a plaintiff whose sexual harassment/retaliation suit was dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. A prevailing party is one whose lawsuit has effected ...

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