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Defendant hired Plaintiff twice when Plaintiff was sixty-seven years old for brief periods of employment. When Plaintiff was sixty-eight, Defendant rehired her as a titles and registrations clerk. When Plaintiff was seventy-two years old, Defendant terminated her employment. Plaintiff filed an action against Defendant for unlawful age and disability discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment Practices Act. The superior court granted summary judgment for Defendant on both employment discrimination claims. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial justice did not err (1) in finding that Defendant met its burden of producing a legitimate nondiscriminatory reason for Plaintiff’s dismissal, and (2) in holding that Plaintiff failed to demonstrate that those reasons were merely pretextual.