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Legal Memorandum: Grant of a Summary Judgment in VI

Issue: WHETHER THE DISTRICT COURT ERRED BY GIVING PRECLUSIVE EFFECT TO THE FINDING OF VIRGIN ISLANDS’ UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AGENCY THAT PLAINTIFF WAS DISCHARGED FOR ‘MISCONDUCT.’

Area of Law: Employee Law, Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Summary judgment; Unemployment compensation agency; Discharge for misconduct
Jurisdiction: Virgin Islands
Cited Cases: 458 F.3d 244; 420 F.3d 243
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 06/01/2007

The Court reviews a district court’s grant of summary judgment de novo, applying the same standard the lower court should have applied.  Caver v. City of Trenton, 420 F.3d 243, 253 (3d Cir. 2005) TA l "Caver v. City of Trenton, 420 F.3d 243 (3d Cir. 2005)" s "Caver v. City of Trenton (3d Cir. 2005)" c 1 .  The Court exercises plenary review over the issue whether to apply issue preclusion.  Jean Alexander Cosmetics, Inc. v. L’Oreal USA, Inc., 458 F.3d 244, 248 (3d Cir. 2006) TA l "Jean Alexander Cosmetics, Inc. v. L’Oreal USA, Inc., 458 F.3d 244 (3d Cir. 2006)" s "Jean Alexander Cosmetics, Inc. v. L’Oreal USA, Inc. (3d Cir. 2006)" c 1 , cert. denied, 127 S. Ct. 1878 (2007). 

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