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Labor & Employment – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Elimination & Restoration – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Discharge – Race & Sex Discrimination (access required)

Ford v. Exelis Systems Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-044-17, 5 pp.) (James Dever III, C.J.) 5:17-cv-00328; E.D.N.C. Holding: When the General Assembly eliminated plaintiff’s wrongful discharge claim on March 23, 2016 (by enacting House Bill 2), plaintiff had two months ...

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Labor & Employment – Religious Discrimination – Hospital Vaccination Requirement – Exemption Deadline (access required)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Mission Hospital, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 004-016-17, 10 pp.) (Max Cogburn Jr., J.) 1:16-cv-00118; W.D.N.C. Holding: The defendant-hospital has granted 74 percent of its employees’ requests for religious exemptions from its flu vaccination requirement; however, ...

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Labor & Employment — Public Employees – Attorney’s Fees – Substantial Justification – Special Circumstances – Discretion (access required)

  Frampton v. University of North Carolina (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-244-17, 11 pp.) (Wanda Bryant, J.) Appealed from Orange County Superior Court (James Hardin Jr., J.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though the defendant-university didn’t follow its own disciplinary procedures when ...

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