Appeals Court Rules Against Verizon In Funeral Case

Law360, New York (September 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said Thursday that Verizon Inc. had forfeited its right to appeal an arbitration decision regarding a man who was suspended after skipping work to go to a funeral.

But the court said the telecom giant wasn’t responsible for the attorneys fees the man’s union incurred over the suit.

The case, which was appealed from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, has been brewing since December 2002, when Thomas Ouellette took the day to...
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