Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Western District

Revocation of limited-duty assignment claims time-barred (access required)

A postal worker could not sue for disability discrimination based on the revocation of the limited-duty assignment following a workplace accident because she failed to meet with an Equal Employment Office counselor within 45 days after receiving notice of the ...

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Trademark ownership unnecessary for false advertising claim (access required)

A retailer who sold genuine certified organic mattresses could bring a Lanham Act claim against a competitor who falsely advertised on its website that its mattresses were certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard even though the retailer did not ...

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Witness couldn’t be expert because of clear bias (access required)

A witness who has a “direct financial interest” in the outcome of the case has a “clear bias” that precludes him from testifying as an expert witness. Background David Steffens, along with Williams Ellis, founded Keystone Transportation Solutions LLC, and ...

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Allegations of bad acts similar to charged conduct admissible (access required)

Where a police officer was charged with soliciting and accepting sexual favors from confidential informants, the government was allowed to introduce the testimony of a woman who had allegedly been sexually assaulted and threatened by the defendant following her arrest ...

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CFO discharged five months after filing complaint stated retaliation claim (access required)

A CFO who was terminated five months after filing a complaint with the Office of State Inspector General alleging financial wrongdoing by the executive director could proceed on his claims of retaliatory discharge, but he failed to show that any ...

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Company’s property maintenance policies were discoverable (access required)

A plaintiff in a premises liability action was entitled to discover the policies and procedures used by the defendant to maintain the safety of its premises at the time of plaintiff’s injury because even though the policies and procedures could ...

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