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Court Revises ‘Isolated Incident’ Standard (access required)

An African-American female restaurant employee can try her claims for Title VII hostile environment and retaliation based on her discharge after reporting two instances of a coworker, who may have been a supervisor, allegedly scolding plaintiff and calling her a ...

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Court Reverses Post-Wal-Mart Class Decertification (access required)

In this case concerning the certification of a class of black steel workers who allege endemic racial discrimination at a South Carolina plant owned by Nucor Corporation, a split panel of the 4th Circuit reverses the district court’s decertification of ...

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Sentence Enhanced for ‘Generic’ Kidnapping (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a district court’s 16-level enhancement under the federal sentencing guidelines for kidnapping as a prior “crime of violence” in sentencing defendant for illegal reentry into the U.S. following deportation and conviction for an aggravated felony; defendant’s ...

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