Appeals Court Trims ALJs' Wrongful Firing Suit

Law360, Dallas (July 24, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Wednesday largely blocked a wrongful termination suit launched by four former administrative law judges against the State Office of Administrative Hearings, finding the agency has governmental immunity from the majority of the discrimination claims at issue.

The Fourth District Court of Appeals allowed two of the former judges, Carol Birch and Carol Wood, to continue to pursue gender and age discrimination claims as well as a retaliation claim from Birch, who said she was fired 10 days after seeking a disability...
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