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Workers’ compensation ruling given preclusive effect in discrimination lawsuit

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Ly v. County of Fresno, the Court of Appeal held that correctional officers’ claims for race, ethnicity, and national origin discrimination were barred because the claims had been previously denied in workers' compensation proceedings. The Facts Three Laotian correctional officers—Va Ly, Travis Herr, and Pao Yang—alleged racial and national origin discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by their employer, ...

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