Delaware Serial Plaintiff Loses Tenth(!) Employment Case in Federal Court

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Case-Dismissed-headFor most employers, employment lawsuits are hell.  They impact productivity, shift the focus away from core business activities, and usually impose stress on the whole organization.  They are also stressful for the Plaintiffs who bring them.

Well, most of them …

A Dover, Delaware woman who yesterday had her ADEA and Title VII claims national original discrimination claims iced appears to be on on a bit of a streak.

In booting her claims, the Court identified some NINE other federal actions she has filed, not to mention at least one underlying state action that isn’t cited in the opinion:

  1. Shahin v. Delaware, No. 13-2119, 2013 WL 3781368 (3d Cir. July 22, 2013) (affirming summary judgment in favor of Delaware Department of State, Division of Corporations);
  2. Shahin v. Delaware, No. 13-2120, 2013 WL 3781376 (3d Cir. July 22, 2013) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the State of Delaware’s Office of Management and Budget)
  3. Shahin v . De Solid Waste Auth., Dkt. No. 12-3435, 503 F. App’x 113, 114 (3d Cir. 2012) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority on failure to hire claim)
  4. Shahin v. Delaware, Dkt. No. 10-4784, 424 F. App’x 90, 91 (3d Cir. 2011) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Delaware Department of Finance for failure to hire claim)
  5. Shahin v. Delaware Dep’t of Transp., 405 F. App’x 587, 588 (3d Cir. 2010) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Delaware Department of Transportation on failure to hire claim)
  6. Shahin v. Delaware Dep’t Of Fin., 344 F. App’x 765 (3d Cir. 2009) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Department of Finance for the State of Delaware on failure to hire claim)
  7. Shahin v. Delaware, Dkt. No. 09-1757, 345 F. App’x 815, 816 (3d Cir. 2009) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the State of Delaware and the State of Delaware Department of Transportation — on failure to hire claim — as a sanction for failure to answer discovery)
  8. Shahin v. Delaware, Dkt. No. 07-4566, 271 F. App’x 257  (3d Cir. 2008) (dismissing civil rights action against the State of Delaware pursuant to § 1915(e)(2)(B), that arose out of unfavorable rulings against Shahin in underlying suits)
  9. Shahin v. Darling, Dkt. No. 09-3298, 350 F. App’x 605  (3d Cir. 2009) (affirming the District Court’s order dismissing Shahin’s action against nine state judges, two law firms, and two court reporters, seeking monetary damages for alleged violations of her federal and constitutional rights in underlying state court proceedings — this one appears to be “take two” of Docket No. 07-4566, above).

Of course, the dispositions were all unfavorable to her.

The claims of this suit consisted of allegations that the Delaware Department of Transportation failed to hire her because of age and national origin.  What the record showed, however, was that she was passed over by the state for the eminently reasonable reason that she didn’t return phone calls to her to schedule an interview.

[I can’t make this stuff up].

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