Thursday, April 18, 2013

First Circuit -- Woodward v. Emulex Corporation

FRCP -- Age discrimination suit.

Motion to compel was duplicative of information requested elsewhere.  Interrogatories similarly properly limited.

No error in quashing of depositions, given lack of notice.

Layoff not pretextual, as the company's limitation of sales in the area was a signal of reduced commerce, not an attempt to minimize the employee's role.

No valid comparators (or "congeners").

Corporate statements not proof of animus.

Woodward v. Emulex Corporation 
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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Author's SSRN page here.