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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Administrative – FOIA – FTC Documents (access required)

The Federal Trade Commission wins summary judgment in this FOIA suit filed by a Virginia law firm that has filed numerous FOIA requests for FTC documents pertaining to alcoholic beverages, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says. The court holds that ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Grand Jury Transcripts (access required)

In sentencing a former high-ranking CIA official on his conviction of wire fraud, for a fraudulent scheme that steered government funds toward his lifelong friend and coconspirator, an Alexandria U.S. District Court will allow the parties to submit a limited ...

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Employment Discrimination – VA Employee – Race – Title VII (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs, in this suit by a 52-year-old African-American mechanic who alleges he suffered age and race discrimination in violation of Title VII when the agency ...

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Bias by expert alleged in trial of rear-ender – $400,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a rear-end crash, in which the plaintiff’s vehicle was waiting for the toll booth arm to go up when the defendant’s vehicle smashed into her vehicle at approximately 55 mph. Plaintiff was transported to the emergency room, and ...

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Employment Discrimination – University Professor – Plagiarism Claim – Tenure Denial (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court adopts a magistrate judge’s report and recommendation and grants summary judgment to defendant university in this lawsuit in which plaintiff engineering professor alleges job discrimination on the basis of race, national origin and religion. Plaintiff ...

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Labor – FLSA – Overtime Pay – Caterers (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court refuses to dismiss a suit seeking overtime wages from an individual defendant who operated defendant catering business, as the law is clear that individuals can be held liable as “employers” under the Fair Labor Standards ...

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Disabled car an issue in intersection crash – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of an auto accident at the intersection of Sudley Road and Coverstone Drive in Manassas on March 17, 2003. On the day of the accident, Nancy Karickhoff, a Pizza Hut delivery driver, was returning from a ...

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Look before you Tweet (access required)

Lawyers are being cautioned to watch how they use the new social media on the Internet, especially for marketing purposes. Wendy Inge of legal malpractice insurer Minnesota Lawyers Mutual said that the slump in the economy has led to the ...

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