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Labor & Employment — Civil Practice – Preemption – Collective Bargaining Agreement – Payment of Wages Act – Vacation Compensation (access required)

Caldwell v. Koppers, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-219-14, 10 pp.) (Bruce Howe Hendricks, J.) 4:13-cv-03407; D.S.C. Holding: In their South Carolina Payment of Wages Act claim, plaintiffs allege that they are owed compensation for vacation time pursuant to a labor ...

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Labor & Employment — Civil Rights – Race Discrimination Claim – Tort/Negligence – False Imprisonment – Defamation (access required)

Young v. CareAlliance Health Services (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-195-14, 39 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 2:12-cv-02337; D.S.C. Holding: Both the plaintiff-nurse and a white nurse were accused of mishandling narcotics; although plaintiff also had two patient armbands in her locker ...

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Labor & Employment — Civil Rights — Race Discrimination Claim – Only Black Employee – Poor Relationship – Insubordination (access required)

Morrow v. Carolina Urologic Research Center, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-191-14, 23 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:13-cv-00695; D.S.C. Holding: Even though plaintiff was the defendant-employer’s only black employee, the employer gave legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons for firing plaintiff, i.e. she ...

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