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Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Constitutional – First Amendment – Political Activism – Schools & School Boards – Inappropriate Comments (access required)

Penley v. McDowell County Board of Education (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-206-17, 31 pp.) (Stephanie Thacker, J.) (J. Harvie Wilkinson III, J., concurring) 16-2034; Nov. 28, 2017; USDC at Asheville, N.C. (Max Cogburn Jr., J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A state house member allegedly threatened ...

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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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