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Firing result of alleged sexual conduct, not bias (access required)

Where a female supervisor alleged her termination, following an investigation of alleged inappropriate sexual conduct in a supply closet, was sex discrimination, but the male store manager who was in the supply closet was also terminated, the store prevailed on ...

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Manager axed over employee injuries, not age (access required)

Where the record showed a manufacturing manager was terminated because of a consistent increase in the number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recordable injuries at his plant, his age discrimination claim failed as a matter of law. ...

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Federal interest rate applies to condemnation award (access required)

Where the federal court applies federal substantive law in condemnation cases, and the court previously ruled that the federal interest rate would apply to an award in a condemnation case involving the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the landowners’ claim for interest ...

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Lack of comparators dooms pay bias claim (access required)

Where a Walmart bakery/deli division area manager alleged she was paid less because of her gender, but her male comparators held different jobs and had different duties, skills and relevant work experience, Walmart was granted summary judgment. Background Stephanie Chapman ...

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Therapist allegedly usurped employer’s opportunities (access required)

Where the healthcare provider alleged that its former employee created a conflict of interest by secretly entering into contracts to provide therapy services for his own benefit, it plausibly alleged claims for breach of contract, breach of the duty of ...

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