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TSA official’s hostile work environment claim dismissed (access required)

A former transportation security officer failed to bring the alleged discriminatory conduct to the attention of an EEO officer within 45 days, there were no incidents within six months from the date he contacted the EEO, most of the incidents ...

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Contractor’s contract claim can’t be turned into fraud claim (access required)

Where a party to a teaming agreement alleged the other party breached a contractual obligation to provide resumes and certifications by submitting false and forged certifications and resumes, the fraud claim was dismissed because the source of the obligation was ...

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‘Wife’ of 18 years barred from getting pension (access required)


Even though a couple married and lived together as husband and wife for 18 years, the wife cannot collect on her deceased husband’s nearly $722,000 pension because – unbeknownst to her – the husband had never divorced his previous wife. ...

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Bigamous spouse not entitled to decedent’s 401(k) account (access required)

Where a decedent’s 401(k) plan provided his surviving spouse was entitled to receive the proceeds, and the plaintiff, his third wife, claimed she was the surviving spouse but evidence showed his prior marriage did not end in divorce, the plaintiff ...

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Employer liable for retirement fund deficiency (access required)

An employer that underpaid its contributions to retirement plans is liable for the underpaid amount, interest, liquidated damages and other fees, totaling $249,348.25. Background In their amended complaint, filed on Sept. 13, 2016, plaintiffs brought two counts under the Employee ...

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Plaintiff precluded from introducing damages evidence at trial (access required)

Where a party claiming it was improperly excluded from a joint venture provided only lost revenue information in discovery, and not its lost profits, it was precluded from introducing damages evidence at trial. However, it could recover nominal damages on ...

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