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13. [[underline]] Smithsonian Institution v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services [[/underline]] (appeal of unemployment compensation eligibility decision) - Filed April 1, 1985, in the D.C. Court of Appeals. Briefs filed July 31, 1985. Oral argument held February 25, 1985. Smithsonian being represented by the U.S. Department of Justice.

CASES DISPOSED OF:

14. [[underline]] Creighton v. Adams [[/underline]]

Plaintiff, a computer systems analyst, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on April 1, 1986, alleging age discrimination in the areas of promotion and disparate working conditions. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his action on or about June 12, 1986. Issues raised by plaintiff have been satisfactorily addressed in a subsequent settlement agreement.

CASES AFFECTING SMITHSONIAN INTERESTS:

1. [[underline]] Moye v. Friends of the National Zoo [[/underline]]

The plaintiff in this lawsuit was a National Zoological Park policeman who initiated this $500,000 libel litigation in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on February 15, 1985, after being reported by a FONZ employee as a suspect in the theft of a small quantity of cash from a FONZ gift shop. The Institution's view that the plaintiff's case lacked merit in fact and law and therefore represented little risk to the Friends of the National Zoo or to the Smithsonian was confirmed when the case was dismissed on motion in May 1986.
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