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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Corporate – Insurance Coverage – Securities Class Action – Release (access required)

In this dispute over a company’s release of its insurance carrier from future expenses if it paid costs resulting from a company shareholders’ securities class action suit that resulted in a settlement between the company and the shareholders, and the ...

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Civil Rights – Zoning Permit Denial – Deep Well Access (access required)

A local zoning dispute that has evolved into a civil rights action through a long history of unsuccessful state litigation is dismissed by a federal district judge. In 2000, plaintiff property owners began building a two-family dwelling on a certain ...

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Civil Procedure – Rule 11 Sanctions – Attorney's Fees (access required)

A Newport News federal judge levies sanctions of $5,115.85 in attorney’s fees on a pro se plaintiff who has filed at least eight separate actions in state and federal court against his former employer, Anheuser Busch brewery, and who already ...

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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Abusive Filing (access required)

A district court institutes pre-filing review for a prisoner who filed his 17th motion for reconsideration under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b), after the prisoner was warned after his 16th motion about the consequences of continued abusive and harassing filing ...

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Civil Rights – Food Stamp Fraud Investigation – Racial Bias Claim (access required)

A Norfolk Social Services employee who pleaded guilty to the crime of obtaining disaster relief food stamps under false pretenses after Hurricane Isabel in 2003 cannot sue the investigators and prosecutors who brought her to justice on claims of racial ...

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Administrative – Telecommunications Merger – SCC Order – Preemption (access required)

A district court grants the State Corporation Commission’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Verizon’s challenge to conditions imposed by the SCC prior to approval of a merger of MCImetro Access Transmission Services with Verizon Access Transmission Services of Virginia. Plaintiff MCImetro ...

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Negligence – Emotional Distress – Workplace Harassment – Physical Symptoms (access required)

A woman who alleges she suffered emotional injury when Defendant City of Chesapeake negligently allowed her coworkers to harass her continually with racial epithets and slurs, creating a hostile work environment, has not stated a claim for negligent infliction of ...

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Civil Procedure – Remand – Trespass – Nuisance – Farm Biosolid Use (access required)

A suit filed by Surry County property owners against defendant company for negligence, private nuisance and trespass arising from the company’s use of biosolids from treated human waste and untreated hog manure on a 1,300-acre loblolly pine forest is remanded ...

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Criminal – Contempt – Defense Lawyer – Calling Witness 'Liar' (access required)

A criminal defense lawyer who had been admonished against repeatedly referring to prosecution witnesses as “liars,” and who used the term again during closing argument, is guilty of criminal contempt under 18 U.S.C. Sect. 401 and is sanctioned $2,500. The ...

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Employment – FMLA – County Employee (access required)

Two counties who are defending a Family & Medical Leave Act suit filed by a woman who worked as park manager for the Upper Valley Regional Park Authority, and who alleges she was denied FMLA leave to care for her ...

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