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Author Archives: Deborah Elkins

Employer hit with FMLA damages for ‘bad faith’

An employer who miscalculated an executive’s FMLA leave time wound up owing nearly $750,000 in damages to the executive, who was summarily fired when she did not return on the expected date. And more than a third of that award ...

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Sub Wins $6M in Army Shelter Contract Dispute

In this government procurement case arising out of a subcontract for defendant to provide materials for onsite assembly of “Kuwait Energy Efficient Project” shelters under plaintiff’s prime contract with the U.S. Army, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff contractor ...

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Contractor Can’t Challenge Space Program

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff contractor’s suit seeking to enjoin the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s program for Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites Program, which plaintiff says violates multiple provisions of the 2010 National Space Policy and therefore ...

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No FDCPA Claim for Medical Bill Collector

In plaintiff’s suit against a collection agency trying to collect her unpaid medical bill of $143.80, plaintiff alleges no falsehood, misrepresentation, unfairness or unconscionable means covered by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Newport News U.S. District Court ...

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