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Only in America: Suing over your commute

A woman sues her employer over the stress incurred during her commute — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A New Jersey woman is suing her former employer on the grounds that commuting during rush hour caused her "great anxiety and depression." Andrea DeGerolamo, a former employee at Fulton Financial Corp., requested and got a change in work hours to avoid traffic. But when she refused to either accept a downgraded job or work regular hours, she was fired.