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Keith M. Culler v. Eric K. Shinseki

August 11, 2011

KEITH M. CULLER, PLAINTIFF
v.
ERIC K. SHINSEKI, SECRETARY OF
THE UNITED STATES VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEFENDANT



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Mannion, M.J.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER*fn1

Pending before the court is the defendant's motion for summary judgment. (Doc. No. 44). Based upon the court's review of the motion and related materials, the motion will be granted.

I. PROCEDURAL HISTORY

By way of relevant procedural background, on February 17, 2009, the plaintiff filed the instant action, (Doc. No. 1), which he later amended on April 5, 2009, to include claims of age discrimination and retaliation (Count I), First Amendment violations (Count II), and a hostile work environment (Count III), in relation to his employment as an Orthotist at the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Veterans Affairs, ("VA"), Medical Center, (Doc. No. 3).

On July 30, 2009, the defendant filed an answer to the plaintiff's amended complaint. (Doc. No. 6).

On November 16, 2009, the parties consented to the jurisdiction of the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(c). (Doc. No. 11, Doc. No. 12).

On February 26, 2010, the defendant filed a partial motion for judgment on the pleadings which proceeded unopposed by the plaintiff. (Doc. No. 24). As a result of the court's ruling on the defendant's motion, only the following age and retaliation claims contained in Count I of the amended complaint remain:

< whether="" the="" plaintiff="" was="" discriminated="" against="" on="" the="" bases="" of="" age="" and="" reprisal="" for="" prior="" eeo="" activity="" with="" regard="" to="" training="" when,="" on-going="" from="" an="" unspecified="" date="" in="" the="" winter="" of="" 2005="" until="" february="" 2,="" 2006,="" he="" was="" denied="" "certification="" assistance."="" (second="" eeo="">*fn2 .
< whether="" the="" plaintiff="" was="" discriminated="" against="" on="" the="" bases="" of="" age="" and="" reprisal="" for="" prior="" eeo="" activity="" with="" regard="" to="" leave="" administration="" when,="" on="" november="" 17,="" 2005,="" his="" request="" to="" take="" leave="" on="" november="" 25,="" 2005,="" was="" denied,="" and="" on="" december="" 9,="" 2005,="" his="" request="" for="" eight="" hours="" of="" annual="" leave="" for="" december="" 16,="" 2005,="" was="" denied.="" (second="" eeo="">
< whether="" the="" plaintiff="" was="" discriminated="" against="" on="" the="" basis="" of="" age="" and="" reprisal="" for="" prior="" eeo="" activities="" with="" regard="" to="" leave="" administration="" when,="" on="" or="" around="" january="" 22,="" 2006,="" his="" supervisor="" refused="" to="" pay="" him="" overtime="" for="" requested="" support="" to="" "catch="" up"="" on="" his="" workload.="" (second="" eeo="">
< whether="" the="" plaintiff="" was="" discriminated="" against="" on="" the="" basis="" of="" age="" and="" reprisal="" for="" prior="" eeo="" activity="" with="" regard="" to="" a="" position="" description="" when,="" on="" march="" 14,="" 2006,="" his="" supervisor="" attempted="" to="" re-describe="" his="" position="" description.="" (second="" eeo="">
< whether="" the="" plaintiff="" was="" discriminated="" against="" on="" the="" basis="" of="" reprisal="" for="" prior="" eeo="" activity="" with="" regard="" to="" training="" when,="" on="" march="" 7,="" 2007,="" the="" decision="" to="" send="" him="" to="" the="" national="" training="" of="" va="" prosthetics/orthotists="" conference="" from="" march="" 19-24,="" 2007,="" was="" rescinded.="" (third="" eeo="">
< whether="" on="" the="" basis="" of="" reprisal,="" the="" plaintiff="" was="" treated="" in="" a="" disparate="" manner="" related="" to="" a="" term="" or="" condition="" of="" employment="" when,="" on="" an="" unspecified="" date="" in="" 2008="" described="" as="" "not="" even="" a="" month="" ago,"="" the="" plaintiff="" learned="" that="" his="" former="" supervisor="" made="" comments="" indicating="" that="" an="" office="" of="" the="" inspector="" general="" investigation="" was="" his="" fault.="" (fourth="" eeo="">

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