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Employment – Disability discrimination – Equitable tolling

A U.S. District Court judgment dismissing a plaintiff’s disability discrimination complaint against the defendant Department of Veterans Affairs must be affirmed in light of the plaintiff’s failure to file a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within the 15-day limitations period.

Farris v. Shinseki (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-292-11) (15 pages) (Thompson, J.) (1st Circuit) Appealed from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine (Docket No. 11-1080) (Nov. 10, 2011).

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