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DOL ARB Vacated ALJ’s Decision Where ALJ Was Unaware Complainant Responded to Request for Admissions
The Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) vacated an Administrative Law Judge’s summary decision in Williams v. Dallas Independent School District where the Complainant, unbeknownst to the ALJ, responded to requests for admission but did not file that response with the ALJ. Having assumed that the Complainant did not respond to the requests to admit on time, the ALJ mistakenly granted all of the Respondent’s requests for admission and dismissed the case. The ARB properly reversed and remanded the ALJ’s decision.