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Engineer’s PIP Was ‘Materially Adverse Action’ (access required)

A NASA research engineer can try his claims for national origin and religion discrimination under Title VII; emails with his supervisor demonstrated “protected activity” and the conditions placed on a performance improvement plan rendered the PIP a “materially adverse action,” ...

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Assistant steward hurt on vessel after fall on bunk ladder – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 32-year-old assistant steward was work­ing on a vessel owned by the U.S. but operat­ed by a civilian contractor. She was a union employee aboard the ship overseas when she fell in her stateroom while retrieving papers from the upper ...

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Employee’s murder was workplace ‘accident,’ judge rules (access required)

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The husband of a woman killed in a horrific 2013 robbery at a Richmond apartment complex had his $100 million wrongful death lawsuit tossed out of court last week because the murder was considered a work-related event. The ruling means ...

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Court Won’t Exclude Digital Child Porn Evidence (access required)

In this child pornography conspiracy case, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion in limine to exclude digital evidence based on defendants’ claim the evidence cannot be properly authenticated under Fed. R. Evid. 901. Conspiracy websites According to the indictment, ...

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