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Monthly Archives: August 2007

State investigates Stafford school over SOL test irregularities (access required)

Stafford High School is under investigation for alleged improprieties in administering Standards of Learning tests to students with disabilities. “The nature of the information was such that the department felt it was best to conduct its own investigation,” Department of ...

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Database from Virginia company frustrates Conn. law enforcement (access required)

HARTFORD, CT—The state is giving a Virginia company a little more than two weeks to fix hundreds of problems with an upgraded version of Connecticut’s law enforcement database, the attorney general said last week. The new database system from Maximus ...

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Lawyers Weekly's parent company goes public (access required)

MINNEAPOLIS – Dolan Media, the parent company of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, went public Thursday. The Minneapolis-based firm’s shares opened on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “DM,” with an initial public offering price of $14.50. Though when ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from July 20 to July 26. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. If you are not presently receiving this Alert, ...

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Civil Procedure – Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act – USS Cole Attack – Sudanese Liability (access required)

In this case of first impression in the 4th Circuit under the “terrorism exception” to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. Sect. 1605(a)(7), a Norfolk federal district court enters judgment totaling almost $8 million under the Death on the ...

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Civil Rights – School Curriculum – Religious Beliefs (access required)

An Alexandria federal district court grants defendant school board summary judgment on a pro se plaintiff parent’s right to petition and free speech claims, in his suit seeking modification of the Loudoun County school curriculum to conform to his children’s ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Title VII – Promotion (access required)

A 56-year-old African-American male loses his Title VII suit challenging a denial of a promotion by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command. A mixed race and gender panel of four supervisors selected the top-ranked candidate for promotion from ...

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Civil Procedure – Striking Pleadings – Unlicensed Insurer (access required)

Where a contractor on a stair construction project in U.Va. student housing was asked to correct defects allegedly attributable to the plaintiff, who is a concrete component subcontractor, and the sub’s insurance carrier denied coverage for the contractor’s claim against ...

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Securities – PSLRA – Class Certification – Typicality – Job Interview (access required)

In this securities fraud action against a technology company under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, the district court says that class certification is unwarranted under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 because the lead plaintiff has failed to satisfy the ...

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