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Employment Law: Grievance Arbitration-Reinstatement of Union Member-Interpretation of CBA

  Defendant appealed the district court’s vacating of a grievance arbitration award, which reinstated defendant’s member to his former without back pay after he was discharged by plaintiff for allegedly falsifying his time sheets and neglecting duties. The district court ...

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Employment Law: Employment Discrimination-Gender Discrimination-Summary Judgment

  Plaintiff appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s gender-based employment-discrimination claim. Where record revealed no error by the district court, court affirmed the grant of summary judgment to defendant. Judgment is affirmed. Okoye v. ...

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Employment Law: Federal Employers’ Liability Act-Protective Order-Denial of Discovery

Plaintiff injured himself attempting to remove generators by himself after being reprimanded by a supervisor for not having the generators moved. During discovery, the district court granted a protective order for deposition of the supervisor. The district court later granted ...

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Employment Law: Early Retirees-Termination of Healthcare Benefits

  Injunctive Relief Plaintiffs were former employees of defendant who retired before the age of 65 pursuant to defendant’s collective bargaining agreements with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Plaintiffs alleged that defendant’s decision to terminate early-retiree health care benefits breached ...

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