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Long v. Teachers' Ret. Sys. of State of Illinois, 08-3094

In plaintiff's employment discrimination and retaliation action against her former employer, summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where, because plaintiff failed to present evidence that defendant acted with retaliatory intent when it fired her, a jury could not infer that defendant fired her because she took FMLA leave.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/20/2009
  • Decided 10/23/2009
  • Published 10/23/2009


  • KENDALL, District Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, SYKES, Circuit Judge, and KENDALL, District Judge.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John A. Baker, Attorney (argued), Baker, Baker & Krajewski, Springfield, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Tracy C. Litzinger, Attorney, Leonard W. Sachs, Attorney (argued), Howard & Howard, Peoria, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.
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