High Court Won't Hear Guardsman's USPS Back Pay Fee Claim

Law360, Washington (June 29, 2015, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a petition filed by a National Guardsman and U.S. Postal Service employee who was ordered reinstated to a job he lost for allegedly excessive use of military leave but was denied certain attorneys' fees.

The high court turned down Richard Erickson's January petition for certiorari without comment. Erickson had argued that the Federal Circuit had misinterpreted two relevant statutes that should have allowed him to pursue attorneys' fees for his appellate court fight after prevailing on the merits of his wrongful dismissal claim.

Erickson, a distribution clerk at a USPS processing and distribution center...

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