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Bad Job References Were ‘Speculative’ (access required)

A former employee of a government contractor may not sue for defamation based on her speculative assertions that defendant’s employees gave negative telephone references to potential employers; the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant employer. Plaintiff’s only ...

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Sales Rep Fired for False Records, Not HR Complaint (access required)

An African-American woman who complained about questions from contract marketing employees about whether she liked watermelon and whether there were still “crack hoes running around” Harlem, where plaintiff had family, was not terminated because of her complaints but because she ...

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EEOC Charge on Work Assignments Covers Training Denial (access required)

An EEOC charge alleging employer gave more arduous work assignments to black employees matches up with plaintiff’s judicial complaint alleging discriminatory denial of training and promotion, but the Newport News U.S. District questions the charge covering plaintiff’s claim of denial ...

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No Shareholder Derivative Suit for ‘Red Flags’ to D&O (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff shareholders’ suit alleging defendant directors and officers of Capital One ignored multiple “red flags” that alerted them to problems at third-party call centers that marketed and sold add-on products such as payment protection ...

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Sanctions Ordered for Interrogatory Response (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge sanctions plaintiff company for failure to comply with court orders to provide a full and complete response to defendant’s interrogatory by ordering certain facts be taken as established in this contract dispute. The ...

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Sanctions for ‘Business Decision’ Not to Produce Witness (access required)

Plaintiff company’s “business decision” not to bring an employee back from the Ukraine for a deposition after multiple court orders requiring production of the witness, who served as “Chief of Party” under the contract at issue, prompts an Alexandria U.S. ...

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No Immunity from Arbitration Attempt (access required)

In this dispute between Ford Motor Company and defendant insurance company over the carrier’s cessation of payments under a stop-loss insurance policy, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies the insurance company’s motion for summary judgment claiming the Noerr-Pennington doctrine immunizes ...

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