The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline on Friday:
Vicki Barbera v. Pearson Education, Inc.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.
Civil. Affirms the district court’s decision to overrule Vicki Barbera’s objection to a magistrate’s order that Pearson Education, Inc. could not dispute Barbera’s description of a missing email chain and the grant of summary judgment to Pearson on Barbera’s severance pay discrimination claim. Finds the magistrate judge did not act unreasonably in declining to impose additional sanctions on Pearson for the missing email chain. Also finds Barbera was not similarly situated to her proposed comparators. Finally, finds there is no evidence of pretext.