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Arbitrator’s Reinstatement Award Vacated (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court vacates an arbitrator’s award reinstating plaintiff utility company’s terminated employee, as the arbitrator acted beyond his discretion under a union contract when he interpreted the contract to reject the company’s efforts to strike him from ...

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Benefits Cut Off for ‘Self-Reported’ Migraines (access required)

A former trade association art director cannot overturn an ERISA plan administrator’s termination of her long-term disability benefits for migraine headaches; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the decision to terminate benefits after 24 months was a “reasoned and principled ...

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Developer Charges Union with ‘Sham’ Litigation (access required)

Plaintiff commercial real estate developers who allege defendants engaged in unfair labor practices by orchestrating 14 separate legal challenges to force the developers to end their relationship with a non-unionized supermarket, win a remand for the trial court to consider ...

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No Accommodation for Aide’s Shoulder Injury (access required)

A county school board wins summary judgment in this disability discrimination suit filed by an instructional aide whose shoulder injury allegedly prevented her from performing a job requirement that she be able to physically restrain autistic students in the classroom, ...

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No ADEA Suit from Biased Layoff Claim (access required)

A former executive architect for defendant healthcare company, who alleges he was fired after he complained about age discrimination against other employees, loses his Age Discrimination in Employment Act suit on summary judgment in the Alexandria U.S. District Court. Plaintiff, ...

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No Damages Allowed for ADA Retaliation Claim (access required)

A hospital radiology technologist who took periodic FMLA leave for her Crohn’s Disease, who alleges she was denied reasonable accommodations of working eight-hour, instead of 12-hour shifts, and being allowed to eat snacks periodically, is not entitled to a jury ...

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