Week Ending 7/20/12: Gove v. Career Systems Development

Alan Schorr’s Case of The Week ending July 20, 2012 Gove v. Career Systems Development Corp., No.11-2468 (1st Cir. [Maine] , July 27, 2012) Last week’s Case of the Week featured a waiver of statutory rights contained in an employment application. This week’s case is eerily similar, but with a much different result. In this…
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Week Ending 7/13/12: Gavin v. AT&T Services

Gavin v. AT&T Services, Inc., 3:10-cv-03140(MLC)(DEA) (D.N.J. June 11, 2012) This week’s case highlights the very substantial differences between New Jersey’s Federal and State Courts. It also serves as a primer for everything that should not be done while litigating a discrimination case in New Jersey. Although released a few weeks ago, the case just…
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Week Ending 7/6/12: Onuaha v. Roche Molecular Systems

Onuaha v. Roche Molecular Systems, A-1436-11T3 (N.J. App. Div., July 3, 2012) A three judge panel took less than a month from oral argument to uphold a $1,092,424.25 trial verdict in a Law Against Discrimination retaliation claim. This opinion is full of useful law, and is one of those cases Plaintiff practitioners will want to…
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Week Ending 6/29/12: Vance v. Ball State University

Vance v. Ball State University, 646 F.3d 461 (7th Cir. 2011), cert. granted, 2012 WL 2368689 (June 25, 2012) In a week dominated by blockbuster decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, its decision to grant certiorari and to hear the Title VII harassment and retaliation case of Vance v. Ball State University was completely overshadowed.…
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Week ending 6/22/12: Lowe v. Medco Health Solution of Willingboro

Lowe v. Medco Health Solution of Willingboro, LLC, Dkt. No. 10-4823 (RMB/AMD)(D.N.J. June 19, 2012 (Unpublished). Click Here to View Case Document This opinion is important because of its analysis and application of the “cat’s paw” theory of liability in discrimination and retaliation cases. Lowe, a male security supervisor, alleges that he was terminated in…
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