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Significant Cases

Latham, et al.

Oral argument in the matters of:

James C. Latham v. U.S. Postal Service
MSPB Docket Number DA-0353-10-0408-I-1

Ruby N. Turner v. U.S. Postal Service
MSPB Docket Number SF-0353-10-0329-I-1

Arleather Reaves v. U.S. Postal Service
MSPB Docket Number CH-0353-10-0823-I-1

Cynthia E. Lundy v. U.S. Postal Service
MSPB Docket Number AT-0353-11-0369-I-1

Marcella Albright v. U.S. Postal Service
MSPB Docket Number DC-0752-11-0196-I-1

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Room 201
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC

Latham et al. raise the following legal issues: (1) May a denial of restoration be "arbitrary and capricious" within the meaning of 5 C.F.R. § 353.304(c) solely for being in violation of the U.S. Postal Service’s own internal rules; and (2) what is the extent of the agency’s restoration obligation under its own internal rules, i.e., under what circumstances do the agency’s rules require it to offer a given task to a given partially recovered employee as modified work?


Latham, James C. - DA100408I1 - Opinion and Order (2/24/2012)

Federal Register Notices

76 FR 73691 Notice of Oral Argument Latham et al. (11/16/2011)
76 FR 44373 Notice of Opportunity to File Amicus Briefs Latham et al (7/25/2011)

Press Releases

MSPB to Conduct Oral Argument in Latham et al. on December 13, 2011 (11/29/2011)

Relevant Documents

Post-Argument Amicus Brief of NALC (1/6/2012)
Post-Argument Brief of Agency (1/6/2012)
Post-Argument Brief of Appellants (1/6/2012)
Oral Arguments - Audio Files (12/13/2011)
Agency Reply Brief (9/13/2011)
Latham Reply Brief (9/13/2011)
OPM Advisory Opinion (9/2/2011)
Amicus Brief of NPMHU (8/29/2011)
Amicus Brief of APWU (8/24/2011)
Amicus Brief of APWU, Kenosha, Wisconsin Local (8/24/2011)
Amicus Brief of WILG (8/24/2011)
Amicus Brief of NALC (8/24/2011)
Reaves Brief (8/24/2011)
Agency's Brief (8/24/2011)
Turner Brief (8/23/2011)
Amicus Brief of NALC by Reyes (8/22/2011)
Amicus Brief of Michael Hillings (8/22/2011)
Albright Brief (8/18/2011)
Amicus Brief of NAPFE (8/17/2011)
Amicus Brief of Barton Powell (8/12/2011)
Latham Brief (8/8/2011)
MSPB Request for an Advisory Opinion from OPM (7/25/2011)
MSPB Consolidation Order and Request for Briefing (7/25/2011)
Albright - Agency Response to Petition for Review (5/24/2011)
Albright Petition for Review (5/2/2011)
Lundy - Agency Response to Petition for Review (4/14/2011)
Lundy Petition for Review (4/5/2011)
Reaves Petition for Review (2/14/2011)
Turner - Agency Response to Petition for Review (11/19/2010)
Turner Petition for Review (10/27/2010)
Latham - Agency Response to Petition for Review (10/22/2010)
Latham Petition for Review (9/28/2010)