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Ex-teacher wins $1.2 million over coerced resignation (access required)

Teacher verdict

A former Charlotte school teacher who claimed he was coerced into resigning in 2006 after complaints emerged that he had inappropriately touched students was awarded $1.2 million. A U.S. District Court jury ruled in February that the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education violated teacher Jeffrey Leardini’s federal due process rights when Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools employee relations specialist Kay Cunningham elicited his involuntary resignation.

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Ex-Camp Lejeune resident’s cancer claims can proceed (access required)

A lawsuit brought by a woman who was one of perhaps a half-million people exposed to cancer-causing pollutants and contaminants in drinking and bathwater at Camp Lejeune has withstood a salvo of dismissal motions filed by the government. But now a new motion is pending. The plaintiff, Laura J. Jones of Iowa, lived with her husband, a marine, at Camp Lejeune from 1980 to 1983. In 2003 Jones was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She didn't learn about problems with Camp Lejeune's water supply until 2005.

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