Summers v. Altarum Institute, Corp., No. 13-1645 (4th Cir. Jan. 23, 2014)

In this federal appellate case, one of the first argued under the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Partner Dave Scher successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Court that temporary conditions, such as “broken legs and injured tendons,” constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities […]

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Cooke v. United States, 85 Fed. Cl. 325 (2008)

In this case before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Partner Dave Scher represented a former director at the NTSB in a case brought under the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d), and the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3). Mr. Scher demonstrated that the government acted willfully and in bad faith […]

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Browne v. University of the District of Columbia

In this 2009 case tried before a jury in D.C. Superior Court, Partner Dave Scher secured a $282,000 verdict for a whistleblower under the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act, D.C. Code §§ 1-615-.51 to .59, after he stood up to school administrators who were deceiving the students, the public, and the federal government.

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