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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Assault on 94-year-old alleged at nursing home – Confidential Settlement (access required)

A healthy 94-year-old moved into an assisted living facility in April 2005. In September 2005, a family member was called to the facility and found the resident very upset, throwing things, dehydrated and refusing to eat. The resident was taken ...

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Second injury complicates proof of back injury claim – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a rear-end collision which occurred on June 25, 2004. At that time, the plaintiff was a 28-year-old member of the United States Navy who was a passenger in a fellow worker’s pickup truck. He was rear-ended with ...

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Employment Discrimination – Arbitration – Employment Agreement (access required)

An employee who claims he suffered race discrimination and retaliation by his former employer, KBR Halliburton, has his Title VII suit dismissed by the Richmond U.S. District Court in favor of arbitration as required under the Dispute Resolution Program in ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – Access – Conspiracy (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court transfers to the District of Columbia District Court this suit filed by Ralph Nader against Terry McAuliffe, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, who allegedly orchestrated a nationwide conspiracy to prevent plaintiff Nader from ...

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Civil Procedure – Forum Non Conveniens – Iraqi Defamation Action (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses on forum non conveniens grounds a defamation action filed by a UK citizen who runs an Iraqi private security company, ISI International Ltd., incorporated under the laws of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Title VII – Truck Driver – Union Committee (access required)

An African-American truck driver’s race discrimination claim under Title VII is not barred by the parties’ collective bargaining agreement, because language in the CBA that prohibits discrimination “as defined by applicable law” does not explicitly waive his right to sue ...

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Criminal – Terrorist Sympathizer Prosecution – False Statement (access required)

Although defendant, part of a network of people investigated for connections to radical Islam and violent jihad, was acquitted of certain offenses related to attendance at a jihadist training camp, the 4th Circuit says the government was not collaterally estopped ...

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Transportation bill to use offshore royalties killed (access required)

Bills that would direct to transportation uses royalties from offshore oil and natural gas leases if the federal ban on coastal drilling is lifted are dead. On the second day of Virginia’s special legislative session on highway funding, bills offered ...

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