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Transgender plaintiff alleges retaliation by DMV employees (access required)

Where a transgender plaintiff alleged that one DMV employee specifically adopted a dress code policy that was directed at her, and that a second employee forced her to resign shortly after she “begin presenting” as a female, those allegations  were ...

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Capital One failed to promote employee for legitimate reasons (access required)

An employee’s interview performance for one position and her lack of qualifications for a second were the reasons she was not promoted to either of the two positions, rather than her age or race. Background This employment discrimination matter arises ...

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Knowledge of potential claim obviates duty to defend or indemnify (access required)

Where a water treatment service provider had knowledge prior to obtaining the policy that claims had been threatened after an explosion at a facility where it provided services, the insurer has no duty to defend the underlying suit filed after ...

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Fraudulent billing suit goes forward (access required)

Where the government’s complaint identified the mental health provider’s fraudulent conduct, claimed the provider acted with deliberate ignorance or reckless disregard of that conduct, plausibly alleged the government would not have paid the false invoices and provided examples of false ...

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Privilege waived by production of email with lawyer (access required)

Where a teacher produced an email exchange with her lawyer over the receipt of a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC, she waived the privilege as to the contents of that communication and related subjects, including the dismissal notice, the right-to-sue ...

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Ex-employee failed to show bias in his termination (access required)

Although the plaintiff alleged he was terminated after he was involved in a car accident, while non-Spanish employees were not terminated following accidents, he failed to allege facts showing the comparators were at fault for their accidents or that they ...

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