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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Judge rejects JMU male jocks’ Title IX claim

A Harrisonburg federal district judge has rejected a challenge to federal Title IX guidelines that led to the demise last year of multiple men’s sport teams at James Madison University. On Aug. 21, U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad denied a ...

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Vick judge talks to media

Please, guys, give us—and yourselves—a break. That was the clear message, although it was said more judiciously—not judicially—because U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson was in a suit rather than in his robe, even if he did speak from the ...

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Civil Procedure – Relation Back – Limitations – Jail Suicide (access required)

In this 42 U.S.C. Sect. 1983 action arising out of a jail suicide, the district court holds that under Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(c), plaintiff’s claim against a new defendant relates back to the original claim, so as to prevent ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Abuse Allegation – 'Founded' Complaint – Younger Abstention (access required)

A father who is suing various social services department personnel over their alleged role in investigating a complaint by the mother of his six-year-old daughter that plaintiff had sexually abused the child, which led to an agency “founded disposition” he ...

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Employment – FMLA Leave – Retaliation (access required)

A former employee who claims defendant Upper Valley Regional Park Authority violated her rights when it denied her Family & Medical Leave Act leave to care for her stepson who was injured in an ATV accident, has raised a genuine ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Duty To Control Tractor- Trailer (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit against Pilgrim’s Pride for injuries she suffered in an accident between the pickup truck in which plaintiff was a passenger and her husband was the driver, and a tractor-trailer owned by defendant, the district court denies plaintiff’s ...

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Negligence – Retail Store – Motorized Shopping Cart (access required)

A Wal-Mart store wins summary judgment in this suit by a customer who alleges she was injured when she was returning a motorized shopping scooter to the store from the parking lot and the scooter’s engine died and it rolled ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Imputed Income – Rental Income (access required)

Where wife requested support, permanent and pendente lite, in her initial bill of complaint, the trial court did not err in awarding spousal support retroactive to the date of that initial filing; however, the trial court erred in finding rent ...

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