DC Circ. Revives Award For Fired Postal Worker

Law360, New York (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appellate court has reversed a lower court's decision to vacate the reinstatement of a probationary employee with the U.S. Postal Service, ruling that the arbitration award shouldn't have been overturned because it drew its essence from a collective bargaining agreement.

In a decision Friday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit revived the award for terminated USPS employee Lorraine Daliessio.

The USPS asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2006 to vacate an...
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