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Jan 5, 2014

MTA officer with kid in car gets new hearing

A fired Maryland Transit Administration police officer will have a chance to get her job back after a Maryland appeals court held the police chief violated her rights by firing her without giving her a chance to be heard.

Sep 25, 2013

Dancer claims she was fired for testifying in wage suit

A former exotic dancer known as Queen claims she was unfairly stripped of her tip money and fired for being a witness in a separate case against Norma Jean’s Nite Club.

Jun 25, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse escalates battle with founder

NEW YORK — Men’s Wearhouse escalated a public battle with its founder and former pitchman George Zimmer on Tuesday, trying to explain why it fired the man who still represents the clothier in many shoppers’ minds. The Houston-based company said in a statement that its board parted ways with Zimmer because he had difficulty “accepting […]

Oct 3, 2012

In-House Interrogatory

What are the main reasons you would fire outside counsel or have fired outside counsel in the past?

Sep 9, 2012

Cashier with cancer gets $100K settlement

Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. will pay $100,000 to a part-time Towson cashier the retailer allegedly fired because she had cancer, under a settlement the company reached last week with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Jun 19, 2012

Md. squadron commander fired for falsifying records

NORFOLK, Va. — The ex-commander of a Maryland squadron that flies Navy leaders in corporate-style jets was fired after she acknowledged she lied on records that said an evaluator was on hand during flight simulator training, an investigative report obtained by The Associated Press shows. Cmdr. Corrine Parker was removed in April and reassigned to […]

May 21, 2012

Somerset deputy wins $1.1M for firing

A federal jury awarded $1.1 million to a former Somerset County sheriff’s deputy who claimed he was fired for complaining about being forced to doctor arrest reports. James “Troy” Durham, now working as custodian at a high school in the county, sued Somerset County Sheriff Robert N. Jones in September 2010. Last week, the jury […]

May 11, 2012

O’s Showalter as reluctant HR expert

When Orioles starting pitcher Tommy Hunter got shelled for five runs in four and one-third innings Sunday versus the Red Sox in a 17-inning marathon, manager Buck Showalter had little choice but to send the struggling righty to the minor leagues. Cutting or demoting players isn’t something Showalter, a major league manager for 14 seasons, […]

Mar 16, 2012

Accused killer of Redskin Sean Taylor fires lawyer

The man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor during a 2007 burglary has fired his lawyer one month before his murder trial. Eric Rivera Jr. gave the Miami-Dade County, Fla., judge a letter Friday explaining his reasons for firing Quinton Pitts, an experienced defense lawyer. The judge ordered the letter sealed and […]

Nov 28, 2011

Capitals fire coach Boudreau; replaced by Dale Hunter

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals on Monday fired coach Bruce Boudreau, who won 200 games faster than any coach in modern NHL history but stumbled regularly in the playoffs despite a talent-laden lineup featuring two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin. Boudreau was replaced by former Capitals captain Dale Hunter, who was scheduled to lead Monday’s […]

Oct 25, 2011

Judge: Employment didn’t muzzle fired scientist

NEW ORLEANS — A scientist who said shoddy levee work caused Hurricane Katrina’s devastating floods wasn’t muzzled by his work for Louisiana State University because he wasn’t speaking as a school employee, a federal judge has ruled. Ivor van Heerden filed a whistleblower suit against LSU last year, saying he was fired out of fear […]

Feb 13, 2011

Construction firm settles race bias claim

After years of pushing for a promotion and two more years of legal wrangling, James Williams has settled his racial discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, Reliable Contracting Co. Inc. The parties to the case did not make the results of the Jan. 13 settlement public. An attorney for Reliable, M. Evelyn Spurgin with Hillman, […]

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