5th Circ. Nixes Opinion Citing Anti-Gay Bias After Apology

The Fifth Circuit withdrew a previously published opinion, citing an apology by a mother whose attorney had been taken to task for filing an appeal allegedly laced with anti-gay prejudice in a case accusing a Mississippi school district of violating a student’s rights with a purportedly improper search…

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EPA Internal Watchdog Says Mexico Border Program Failing

The internal watchdog arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report on Tuesday that criticized the regulator for shortcomings in monitoring and implementing a bilateral program with Mexico aimed at protecting the environment along the border…

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Mass. Suit Accusing Fidelity Of 401(k) Kickback Scheme Axed

A Massachusetts federal judge tossed a proposed class action by a T-Mobile USA Inc. employee who accused the manager of the company’s 401(k)plan, Fidelity, of operating a so-called pay-to-play scheme in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, with the judge finding the worker couldn’t show the companies acted like fiduciaries…

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