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Court Adopts Title VII ‘Joint Employment Doctrine’ (access required)

Although plaintiff was assigned to work in defendant’s automotive factory by the temporary staffing agency that employed her, both employers are potentially liable to plaintiff for sexual harassment under Title VII; summary judgment for the automotive employer is reversed. Although ...

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$2.6M in Fees Enough for CROA Claim (access required)

In this class action alleging defendants violated the Credit Repair Organizations Act, the 4th Circuit upholds a district court’s refusal to set aside an arbitrator’s decision awarding plaintiffs only punitive damages on the violations and finding plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees and ...

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Ex-Governor’s Bribery Conviction Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on 11 counts of corruption, rejecting all his claims of error, including his principal claim that the district court’s jury instructions defined bribery and “official acts” too broadly; the ...

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