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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Race – Hostile Environment – Break Room Politics (access required)

A Danville U.S. District Court dismisses a pro se complaint alleging that plaintiff, an African-American employee of defendant Corning Inc., was subjected to a hostile work environment when his white supervisor stated in the company break room that it was ...

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Criminal – Sentence Reduction – Defendant’s ‘Substantial Assistance’ (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court grants an evidentiary hearing on defendant’s “motion to compel” alleging he was promised a sentence reduction under Fed. R Crim. P. 35, based on his substantial assistance in the prosecution of another person who had ...

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Intellectual Property – Criminal Copyright Infringement – Conspiracy – Internet Piracy (access required)

Although defendant contends the government did not show that he understood that reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials constituted copyright infringement, a Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion for judgment of acquittal after his conviction of criminal ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Exhaustion Of Remedies – EEOC Letter (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s Title VII lawsuit alleging retaliation for her earlier race and sex discrimination claims, for failure to exhaust administrative remedies because the EEOC has yet to issue a right-to-sue letter to plaintiff, and her ...

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Civil Rights – Fair Housing Act – Racist Epithets – Tenant Restrictions (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies a landlord’s motion to dismiss plaintiff tenants’ claim under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., alleging defendants engaged in a pattern of racial harassment and intimidation during the six-year period ...

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Civil Rights – Due Process – Child Abuse Investigation (access required)

A father cannot amend his suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against various social service officials for claims arising out of a two-year investigation into allegations that he sexually abused his young daughter; although the amended complaint sufficiently alleges that ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery Sanctions – Rule 37 – Default Judgment (access required)

In this litigation between a former chairman of the board and CEO for defendant corporation who left his post as officer and director but was retained as consultant, and the corporation, which has counterclaimed against the former chairman, his wife, ...

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Real Estate – Property Owners Association – Special Assessments (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court rejects claims of racketeering and extortion against the Dogwood Valley Citizens’ Association; even though the group had no authority to make special assessments, it “simply tried to collect the monies necessary to maintain the roads ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Default Judgment – N.C. Law (access required)

Defendant lawyer who failed to file an answer in a lawsuit asserting multiple tort claims against plaintiff clients arising from a sale of inventory from the clients’ company, United American Company, to United Leasing Company, committed malpractice in failing to ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – Townhouse Plans (access required)

In an architect’s copyright suit against a developer who allegedly removed the copyright notice from plaintiff’s architectural plans for a townhouse development and copied the plans after refusing to pay the architect’s requested price for plan modifications, a Richmond U.S. ...

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