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Plaintiff’s own allegations doom age discrimination claim (access required)

Although a former executive administrative assistant alleged she was terminated because of her age, her own complaint stated her position was eliminated because much of her job had been absorbed by advances in technology and that other tasks were dispersed ...

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Suit transferred to SDNY due to interrelatedness with prior suit (access required)

Where the parties in this breach of contract suit are already involved in litigation in the Southern District of New York, and that litigation was connected to this one, this suit was transferred to New York. Background Robert Turcotte alleges ...

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Interpleader of disputed life insurance proceeds allowed (access required)

Where the decedent’s daughter and partner both claimed life insurance proceeds, the funds were interpleaded into the court’s registry because there was jurisdiction over the dispute and the insurance carrier agreed to deposit the funds with the court. Background On ...

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Worker claims that denial of home quarantine violated law (access required)

Where the crew chief for a fire and water cleanup and restoration company alleged his employer refused to allow him to quarantine at home to avoid exposing his paralyzed bother to COVID-19 and the allegations showed he stood in loco ...

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WARN Act plaintiffs awarded nearly $1.4 million (access required)

Where the court previously found a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN Act, violation, and that the plaintiffs were entitled to payment for the workdays included in the 60 calendar days following their terminations without cause, the court adopted ...

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ALJ failed to consider disability applicant’s reliance on coach (access required)

Where an applicant for disability and social security benefits has relied on job coaches in the past, it was error for the administrative law judge to not assess whether she would need assistance from a job coach if she moved ...

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