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Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co v. Wetzel
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Respondents filed a complaint in district court in which they asserted that Petitioner’s employee insurance benefits and maternity leave regulations discriminated against women in violation of the Act. After extensive discovery, Respondents moved for partial summary judgment only as to the issue of liability. Finding no issues of material fact in dispute, the district court ruled in favor of Respondents on the issue of Petitioner’s liability under the Act. Respondent did not receive all of the relief they had prayed for, including an injunction, damages, and attorney’s fees. Petitioner appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. That court held that it had jurisdiction over Petitioner’s appeal under 28 U.S.C. Section: 1291, and affirmed, on the merits, the judgment of the district court.
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