Durand Hedin v. Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, Dep’t of Health and Human Servs., No. 03-1474 (4th Cir. Jan 20, 2004) Motz, J.
The Court held that a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service should be deemed an officer in active military service with the Armed Forces for purposes of anti-discrimination laws. Because military officers are exempt from anti-discrimination statutes, the district court properly dismissed the officers age discrimination claim against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To read the opinion, go to: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data2/circs/4th/031474p.pdf.