The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Wednesday:
Abdullah Ennin v. CNH Industrial America, LLC
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Richard L. Young.
Civil. Affirms the judgment in favor of CNH Industrial America, LLC in Abdullah Ennin’s discrimination case. Finds Ennin waived the admissibility of certain evidence CNH attacked as inadmissible, and without that evidence the record undisputedly shows CNH fired Ennin before it knew of his alleged disability or FMLA leave. Also finds nothing in the record support Ennin’s argument that CNH’s stated reasons for terminating him were pretextual, and CNH did not interfere with his right to take FMLA leave. Finally, finds Ennin’s federal conspiracy and state law negligent-supervision claims fail because they are derivative of underlying federal claims.