District Court Can Nix ADEA Settlement: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court has jurisdiction to weigh a claim from a former employee of the U.S. Department of the Interior and must consider his bid to rescind an earlier settlement under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Judges Robert H. Henry, Mary Beck Briscoe and Jerome A. Holmes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the district court erred when it found that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction over plaintiff Wayne T. Palmer’s...
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