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Revocation of limited-duty assignment claims time-barred (access required)

A postal worker could not sue for disability discrimination based on the revocation of the limited-duty assignment following a workplace accident because she failed to meet with an Equal Employment Office counselor within 45 days after receiving notice of the ...

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Trademark ownership unnecessary for false advertising claim (access required)

A retailer who sold genuine certified organic mattresses could bring a Lanham Act claim against a competitor who falsely advertised on its website that its mattresses were certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard even though the retailer did not ...

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Witness couldn’t be expert because of clear bias (access required)

A witness who has a “direct financial interest” in the outcome of the case has a “clear bias” that precludes him from testifying as an expert witness. Background David Steffens, along with Williams Ellis, founded Keystone Transportation Solutions LLC, and ...

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Allegations of bad acts similar to charged conduct admissible (access required)

Where a police officer was charged with soliciting and accepting sexual favors from confidential informants, the government was allowed to introduce the testimony of a woman who had allegedly been sexually assaulted and threatened by the defendant following her arrest ...

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