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Section 1981 claim is subject to four-year statute of limitations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2011

In 2008, Russell H. Johnson, III, an African-American, sued Lucent and the administrator of his disability insurance benefits for retaliation in violation of Title VII, violation of 42 U.S.C. 1981 and intentional infliction of emotional distress in retaliation for his filing suit against Lucent in 2005 for stopping payment of his disability benefits.

Flight engineer’s whistleblower claim was not preempted by federal law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Martin Ventress, a flight engineer for Japan Airlines (“JAL”), alleged his employment was terminated in violation of the California whistleblower statute (Labor Code 1102.5(b)) for allegedly reporting safety violations six months after they occurred.

Anthony J Oncidi
  • Proskauer Rose LLP