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Walmart Sanctioned For Destroying Evidence in Title VII Retaliation Case

Posted on January 9, 2015

What happens if a critical piece of evidence has been destroyed—even if allegedly unintentionally and in the course of regular business? In a recent decision out of the Northern District of Georgia in a Title VII and ADEA retaliation case, the court found that the destruction of the evidence created a presumption that the stated […]

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Fourth Circuit Rules That Retirement Plan Violates ADEA

Posted on April 18, 2014

Just a few weeks ago, the Fourth Circuit weighed in on the question of whether an employee retirement benefit plan maintained by Baltimore County discriminated against employees based on their age by requiring older employees to pay a greater percentage of their salaries based on their ages at the time of enrollment in the plan. […]

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A Reminder That Employees May Have to Pay for Bringing Unsuccessful Discrimination Claims

Posted on January 24, 2014

We all know that Rule 54 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that a prevailing party is entitled to costs (not including attorneys’ fees) unless a federal statute, the rules themselves, or a court order provides otherwise. The district court has the discretion to deny the award of costs, but must articulate some […]

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