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Tag Archives: Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr.

$1M penalty imposed against prime contractor (access required)

Where employees working for the subcontractor of a government prime contractor accepted more than $1 million in kickbacks, a civil penalty in that amount was imposed against the government contractor under the strict liability provision of the Anti-Kickback Act. Background ...

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Lower performance rating not adverse employment action (access required)

Where a government employee based his discrimination and retaliation claims on the fact he received a lower performance rating, his claims were dismissed. A lower performance rating isn’t an adverse employment action. Background On Jan. 13, 2022, Terry Steele, represented ...

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Tech companies accused of trade secret theft (access required)

Where two companies that provide geospatial information services allegedly hired the plaintiffs’ employees, induced them to disclose proprietary information in breach of their non-disclosure agreements and continue to disclose and use the plaintiffs’ trade secrets in their business operations despite ...

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Experts can’t provide subjective interpretations (access required)

Where companies who are litigating whether commercial lease conditions relating to the construction and operation of a fitness club were breached, experts will be precluded from providing their subjective interpretations of the lease terms. Those opinions touch directly on interpreting ...

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Certification denied in overtime collective action (access required)

Where loan processors and loan officers moved for conditional certification of their collective action alleging they were denied overtime, but their own allegations showed that all potential class members were not similarly situated and their claims turned on their individual ...

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Teacher allegedly touched student inappropriately (access required)

Where a student alleged that a teacher created a hostile environment by inappropriately touching her on several occasions and subjecting her to verbal harassment, and that multiple school officials received actual knowledge of the teacher’s alleged harassment, but either failed ...

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Government contractor defeats ADA claim (access required)

Where an employee alleged a government contractor failed to accommodate his anxiety and depression, but the complaint admitted that an accommodation had already been put into place prior to the verification process for the employee’s short-term disability request and prior ...

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