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Entries from August 2008

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Establishes that Statements on U-5′s Are Not Absolutely Privileged

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn July 23, 2008, an arbitration panel of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) held, for what appears to be the first time in Washington, DC area, that when a brokerage house says why it terminates a regulated employee it is not immune from suit.  In his complaint, a broker alleges that his former employer […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Continues to Prevail in SOX Whistleblower Cases Despite Unfavorable Statistics

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetA survey conducted by the University of Nebraska College of Law revealed that in 2007, only four percent of Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) whistleblower cases heard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were resolved in favor of the employee seeking whistleblower protection.   Despite the discouraging statistics, the attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm continue […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Triumphs Over Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment on All Counts

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetGREENBELT, MD – 07/28/08 – Judge Peter J. Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland has today denied, on all counts, defendant’s motion for summary judgment in Bado v. Southland Industries, Inc.  Judge Messitte has ordered trial to commence in March 2009 on Mr. Bado’s wrongful discharge claim in violation of […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Overcomes Motion for Summary Judgment in FMLA Case

August 4th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetALEXANDRIA, VA. -  08/01/08 – In Todd v. United Way of America, Judge Leonie Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied a motion for summary judgment brought against Hazel Todd, a client of The Employment Law Group® law firm, allowing Ms. Todd to proceed to trial with her claim […]

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Congress Enacts Whistleblower Protection Law to Enhance Consumer Product Safety

August 1st, 2008 · No Comments

TweetYesterday Congress enacted a new whistleblower law to protect public and private sector employees in the manufacturing and retail industries who disclose information to an employer, a regulatory agency, or a State Attorney General about a reasonably perceived violation of the Consumer Product Safety Commission Act (“CPSCA”) or any act enforced by the Consumer Product […]

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