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Labor & Employment — Civil Rights – Sex Discrimination Claim – ‘Personal Staff’ Exception – Attorneys – DA & ADA (access required)

Shaffer v. Gaither (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-04-0275, 8 pp.) (Max Cogburn Jr., J.) 5:15-cv-00106; W.D.N.C. Holding: The complaint’s allegations do not require a conclusion that plaintiff was in the elected district attorney’s first line of advisers; in fact, there is ...

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Workers’ Compensation – Causation – Interruption of Routine – Unexplained Fall – ‘And/Or’ – Knee Replacement – Pre-Existing Arthritis (access required)

Williams v. Best Cartage, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0265, 25 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from the Industrial Commission. N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The court disapproves of the Industrial Commission’s use of the term “and/or” in finding that plaintiff’s injury ...

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