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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Va. Long- Arm Statute – Ohio Auto Accident (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges injuries from a collision with defendant trucking company’s tractor-trailer parked along the shoulder of a highway in Fulton County, Ohio, cannot sue the trucking company in Virginia federal district court because the trucking company’s contacts with ...

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Civil Procedure – Extension Of Time – Excusable Neglect – Trademark Suit (access required)

The defendant in plaintiff’s suit alleging infringement of its trademark on its fire-protection products has not demonstrated “excusable neglect” that would allow defendant an extension of time to file an answer, based on defendant’s assertion that it did not respond ...

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Employment Discrimination – Age – Financial Services Company – Customer Service Rep (access required)

A 52-year-old woman who was terminated at the end of her six-month training period to become a shareholder account representative for defendant financial services company cannot pursue her age discrimination complaint against the company, which adequately demonstrated that she was ...

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Employment Discrimination – Failure To Exhaust – Title VII (access required)

A pro se plaintiff who alleges he was employed by Philip Morris from 1981 to 1992 and that he was given poor performance evaluations and terminated without just cause and told he could not communicate well due too his Indian ...

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Civil Rights – Due Process – Tuition Non- Payment (access required)

A university student was not denied due process when she was removed from classes for non-payment of her tuition fees, despite her claim that she did not receive correspondence informing her of the possibility of removal for non-payment of fees. ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – Registration Application (access required)

In a plumbing company’s suit alleging copyright infringement against former subcontractors for the installation of polybutylene pipe replacement, who formed their own competing company, the district court finds that defendants infringed plaintiff’s copyright interests, but is not liable for damages. ...

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Civil Procedure – Injunction – Fiduciary Duty (access required)

In this dispute between plaintiff communications business, an LLC, and two alleged business partners, the district court denies defendant partners’ motion for a preliminary injunction to prohibit plaintiff partner and LLC from pursuing any other legal action in the U.S. ...

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Zoning – Comprehensive Plan Amendment – Timely Challenge (access required)

A circuit court dismisses as untimely a property owner’s challenge to a rezoning and Comprehensive Plan amendment relating to nearly 225 acres of land owned by a limited corporation, because the earlier, timely challenge was nonsuited, and the present filing ...

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How to … Choose a payroll services provider (access required)

Many offices think it pays to have someone else handle their payroll. Managing payroll, after all, can be time-consuming, especially if you have a high employee turnover rate, if your employees are paid different amounts each pay period or if ...

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