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Long v. Teachers' Ret. Sys. of State of Illinois, No. 08-3094

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By FindLaw Staff on October 23, 2009 4:05 PM

In plaintiff's employment discrimination and retaliation action against her former employer, summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where, because plaintiff failed to present evidence that defendant acted with retaliatory intent when it fired her, a jury could not infer that defendant fired her because she took FMLA leave.  

Read Long v. Teachers' Ret. Sys. of State of Illinois, No. 08-3094

In plaintiffs' class action lawsuit against defendant-automobile insurance providers, defendant's petition for permission to appeal is granted and the judgment of the district court granting plaintiff's motion to remand the action to the state court is affirmed where the new claims added by the class certification order relate back to the relevant transaction or occurrence.   

Read In Re: Safeco Ins. Co. of America, No. 09-8027

Appellate Information

On Petition for Leave to Appeal

Decided October 22, 2009


Before:  Ripple, Kanne, and Manion, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Ripple, Circuit Judge

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