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Workers’ Compensation: Death Benefits-Sufficiency of Evidence-Substitution of Party

Where an employer challenged an award of death benefits to a deceased worker’s son after he was substituted as a personal representative after the worker’s husband died, the evidence was sufficient to support the finding that the work-related ankle injury ...

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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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