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Tag Archives: Judge Leonie Brinkema

Court Upholds Patent Lawyer’s Suspension (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds a two-year suspension of plaintiff patent attorney’s license to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on charges including his having signed a paper filed with the USPTO without first conducting a reasonable ...

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Contractor Not ‘Joint Employer’ in Bias Case (access required)

Defendant government contractor wins summary judgment in this pregnancy discrimination suit filed by the founder and sole employee of a subcontractor who alleges she was terminated because of her pregnancy; defendant was not plaintiff’s joint employer, says an Alexandria U.S. ...

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Credit Union Employee’s Age, Sex Bias Claims Fail (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s complaint alleging sexual harassment and age discrimination, based on allegations that her employer reassigned her to work with a coworker who had touched her, rubbed her shoulders and hit her hard enough to ...

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Trustee Faces Fiduciary Claims in ESOP Transactions (access required)

In this suit by an employee of a govern­ment contractor challenging two transac­tions involving an Employee Stock Own­ership Plan, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says there are genuine disputes of material facts over the plan trustee’s dis­charge of its fiduciary ...

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