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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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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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‘Terminal Disclaimer’ Survives Missing Fee Receipt (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in this suit by Harvard University alleging the PTO improperly determined that their ‘803 patent,  entitled “Transgenic non-human mammals,” had expired and improperly refused to ...

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No Arbitration of FCA Retaliation Claims (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says an arbitration clause in Independent Contractor Agreements signed by two firearms instructors does not require arbitration of the instructors’ claims that the government contractor violated the False Claims Act by terminating them for reporting ...

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