McCabe v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-02-0920, 15 pp.) (James Dever III, Ch. J.) 5:13-cv-00125; E.D.N.C. Holding: Since the defendant-employer’s bonus criteria documents give the employer complete discretion as to whether to pay any bonus, there was no ...Read More »
Labor & Employment
Labor & Employment-Civil Rights – Religion – Accommodation – Disparate Treatment & Hostile Environment Claims
Westbrook v. North Carolina A&T State University (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-03-0914, 23 pp.) (James Beaty, J.) 1:12-cv-00540; M.D.N.C. Holding: Once the defendant-university decided to enforce its requirement that its police officers carry weapons, defendant might have been able to accommodate ...
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Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Temporary Employees – 12-Month Rule – Contract – Attorney’s Fees
Sanders v. State Personnel Commission (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0847, 36 pp.) (Chris Dillon, J.) (Robert N. Hunter Jr., J., dissenting) Appealed from Wake County Superior Court (Kenneth Titus, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though defendants violated the “12-Month Rule” set ...Read More »
Domtar A1 Inc. v. J.D. Irving Ltd. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-02-0832, 12 pp.) (Terrence Boyle, J.) 5:14-cv-00058; E.D.N.C. Holding: The covenant not to compete at issue only prohibits defendant DeFelice from competing with plaintiffs in the United States; plaintiffs are ...Read More »
Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Sex & Age Discrimination Claims – Minister’s Exception – Religious Organization
Kinser v. United Methodist Agency for the Retarded – Western North Carolina, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-04-0818, 11 pp.) (Robert Conrad Jr., J.) 3:13-cv-00175; W.D.N.C. Holding: Even though plaintiff testified at his deposition that some people might consider him a ...Read More »
Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Municipal – Termination – Civil Service Board Hearing – Airport Security Office
Mazzeo v. City of Charlotte (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0757, 13 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (James Morgan, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Although Civil Service Board review is only available to members of Charlotte’s police and ...
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