1st Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Suit Over Unemployment Benefits

BOSTON - A trial court ruled correctly when it dismissed a telecommunications company's suit against the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) and union workers who collected unemployment benefits after a large-scale work stoppage; however, the dismissal was only warranted under the Younger v. Harris (401 U.S. 37 $(1971$)) abstention doctrine, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 17 (Verizon New England, Inc. v. Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, et al., No. 12-2398, 1st Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 14468).

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