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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jul 2010

Court revives age discrimination claim, finding "me too" evidence admissible

In an unpublished decision, a California appellate court revived a plaintiff's claim for age discrimination, finding admissible his proffered "me too" evidence of a corporate plan to drive out older managers and replace them with younger, less costly personnel.

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2009

Ninth Circuit holds that independent contractors may sue under Rehabilitation Act

In Fleming v. Yuma Regional Medical Center, the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco) ruled that independent contractors, in addition to “employees,” may bring discrimination claims under the Rehabilitation Act.

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2009

California Supreme Court reinstates disability harassment verdict and clarifies punitive damages standard

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court reinstated a jury verdict of disability harassment but recognized important constitutional limits on the accompanying punitive damages award.

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