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Fired Investigator Sues House Benghazi Committee and Trey Gowdy

Nov 23, 2015 / Media Coverage /
A former investigator for Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi filed a lawsuit against the panel and its chairman on Monday, contending that they had illegally fired and defamed him. The former investigator, Bradley F. Podliska, said in the suit that he had been dismissed because he left the committee for several weeks to fulfill his duties as an Air Force reservist. It also said that after it was revealed in October that Mr. Podliska planned to file a complaint against the committee, the chairman, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, made false statements...
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Ex-Benghazi Investigator Sues Trey Gowdy for Defamation

Nov 23, 2015 / Media Coverage /
A former investigator for the House Benghazi Committee filed a federal lawsuit against the committee Monday, opening a new chapter in legal skirmishes over the Benghazi attacks and subsequent investigations. Last month, Brad Podliska, an Air Force Reserve major, alleged the Benghazi committee terminated him based on his military obligations and his refusal to advance an agenda targeting Hillary Clinton. Now, Podliska is detailing those charges in court in a new filing that alleges Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy broke the law by defaming him in their public battle over Podliska’s firing. Gowdy...
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Suit Over Firing Exposes Strife Within Benghazi Panel

Oct 10, 2015 / Media Coverage /
The Republican leaders of a House committee who have been in a bitter partisan battle with Democrats are enmeshed in a new fight with one of the committee’s former staff members. A former investigator for the Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plans to file a complaint in federal court next month alleging that he was fired unlawfully in part because his superiors opposed his efforts to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in the Libyan city. Instead, they focused primarily on the role of the State Department and...
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FedEx workers accuse company of pension calculation errors in class action

May 15, 2015 / Media Coverage /
Two FedEx mechanics have accused the shipping company of short-changing thousands of its workers nationwide who took military leave to serve in the National Guard and reserves by contributing less to their pensions than they were entitled to. In a proposed class action filed in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, Clifton Cunningham and Don Teed claimed that FedEx did not apply the right formula to calculate their pension contributions as required by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a law governing civilian employers' duties to uniformed...
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