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Palladino v. CNY Centro, 23 N.Y.3d 140, 12 N.E.3d 436 (2014)

Case Conclusion Date: 04.08.2014

Practice Area: Employment and labor

Outcome: Ruling in favor of the union and dismissing the complaints, the NY Court of Appeals rejected the plaintiff’s challenge to the continuing vitality of the so-called "Martin" rule defense and confirmed its applicability to fair representation claims.

Description: A former union member who was discharged sued both the employer and the union for breach of the labor contract and of the duty of fair representation, respectively.

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