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Employee did not prove Title VII violations (access required)

Where the plaintiff’s co-worker did not engage in similar conduct; the employer provided a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for alleged differing treatment; the employee did not demonstrate pretext for discrimination or retaliation and the employer responded to his complaints, the employer ...

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Motions in suit involving drunken tractor-trailer driver resolved (access required)

Where a tractor-trailer driver drank whiskey before he reported for work and was on his delivery route when he struck the plaintiff’s vehicle, he was found to have been acting within the scope of his employment as a matter of ...

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ATF agent’s testimony did not warrant new trial (access required)

Where a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent’s inadmissible statement during a drug trial had little tendency to mislead the jury, was not unduly prejudicial, was fleeting and isolated to a single occurrence and there was voluminous evidence ...

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Attorneys’ fees reduced in ADA suit (access required)

Where an employee prevailed on one claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act and his employer prevailed on the second ADA claim, the employee’s attorneys’ fees request was reduced and the company received no attorneys’ fees because the employee’s conduct ...

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Hearsay admissible at revocation sentencing (access required)

The trial court properly admitted appellant’s 2010 probation violation report during the sentencing phase of his 2018 probation revocation hearing. A relaxed standard applies for admitting hearsay during sentencing proceedings. The fact that appellant pleaded guilty to the 2010 violation ...

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Wife’s assets considered to reduce support payment (access required)

Where the parties’ support agreement provided that husband’s payments could be lowered if he had reduced income, the trial court properly construed the agreement as permitting consideration of wife’s financial circumstances when ordering reduced support. Wife’s circumstances “Wife argues that ...

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