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4th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Retaliation Claims Based on Twombly

Published on December 28, 2009

In a recent unpublished opinion (Harman v. Unisys Corp.), the Fourth Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of an employee’s retaliation claims against her employer.  The plaintiff, Kathryn Harman, brought suit against Unisys Corporation and several employees, alleging gender, age, and race discrimination and retaliation, as well as violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  More after the break. (more…) ...

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Western District of Virginia Allows Ex Parte Contact With Non-Supervisory Employees

Published on September 25, 2009

In Smith v. United Salt Corp., the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia held that the plaintiffs and their counsel were not prohibited from engaging in ex parte communications with employees of the defendant employer so long as those employees were nonsupervisory.  The opinion can be found here.  More after the break. (more…) ...

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