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ERISA ‘Satisfactory Proof’ Standard Clarified (access required)

Joining its five sister circuits, the 4th Circuit says an ERISA plan that grants long-term disability benefits on proof of continuing disability “satisfactory” to the plan administrator does not confer discretionary decision-making authority on the plan administrator; the 4th Circuit ...

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Fired Bank Manager Says Discipline was ‘Pretextual’ (access required)

An African-American female vice president at defendant bank has stated claims for race discrimination in employment under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 based on her allegations that despite her 18-year employment history and recent promotion, she began receiving ...

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School Tech Specialist Can’t Sue for Bias (access required)

An African-American former chief technology specialist for defendant public school system cannot sue for race bias in violation of Title VII, including retaliatory discharge; the Richmond U.S. District Court says ample documentation of plaintiff’s poor performance resulting in multiple formal ...

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