7th Circuit: Employee May Not Relitigate Termination In Federal Court

7th Circuit: Employee May Not Relitigate Termination In Federal Court

CHICAGO - A former transportation department employee who already litigated his termination in state court can't bring claims in federal court regarding the same incident despite raising different claims, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 21 (Thomas Abner v. Illinois Department of Transportation, No. 11-1342, 7th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 5852).

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