4th Circuit

  • Court Upholds "Perceived Disability" Decision

    Jimmy Wilson had been working as a supervisor for Bamberg, S.C.-based Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing Co. Inc. for 10 years when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's ...

  • Identity Theft Victim Claims Emotional Distress

    Suzanne Sloane knew giving birth would be painful, but she did not foresee the ensuing two-year ordeal that would wreck her credit and drive her ...

  • Fourth Circuit Invalidates FMLA Waivers

    Barbara Taylor had worked for Progress Energy for seven years when she developed health problems that took her out of work intermittently...

  • High Court Forces EPA to Regulate Utilities

    When Janet Reno and former EPA chief Carol Browner began suing coal-burning power companies in the final months of the Clinton administration, they sparked a legal battle that still rages today in the federal courts.

  • Court Upholds Employers' Right to Limit Medical Leaves

    Stuart Edward Payne worked as a mechanic for the Fairfax County, Va., Department of Vehicle Services in 2001 when a doctor diagnosed him with panic disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and Epstein-Barr disease. In October 2001, he began taking intermittent leave under the FMLA. He exhausted all 480 hours of his...

  • Shareholder Sues ScanSource Execs

    ScanSource, a company that makes barcode scanners, can add itself to the list of companies caught up in the options backdating scandal. On Nov. 21, 2006 Mark Wenham, a shareholder of the South Carolina company, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, accusing company...

  • Under the Bus

    GCs are expendable during corporate scandals.

  • Freddie Mac Agrees to Big Settlement

    Freddie Mac settled an employee class action agreeing to pay $4.65 million for alleged ERISA violations.

  • Wal-Mart Overturns Maryland Law

    A federal judge in favor of the Retail Industry Leaders Association finding that a Maryland law requiring certain large employers to provide health care benefits to employees conflicts with federal ERISA law.

  • PETA Sues Circus CEO

    PETA brought suit Feb. 17 against Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros.

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