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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Virginia Tech moves to consolidate sex discrimination lawsuits

Virginia Tech says two cases alleging unequal treatment for women are so similar they should be combined for trial. According to The Roanoke Times, both suits allege that women who worked as university fundraisers were harassed or were not paid ...

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Civil Rights – Incarcerated Minors – Sexual Assaults – Gross Negligence (access required)

A Newport News Circuit Court grants summary judgment to defendant correctional officials in this civil right suit alleging gross negligence in the classification of plaintiff minors and their assailants, that led to sexual assaults on the two minors by their ...

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Judge kicks out state slip-and-fall claim on ‘Twiqbal’ motion

A bare bones slip-and-fall complaint filed in Amherst County Circuit Court has run afoul of stringent new federal pleading standards following removal of the case to U.S. district court. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon yesterday cited the new federal pleading ...

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Group backs Perriello for climate vote

Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello will get a reward for his vote for the climate change bill in the form of radio spots paid for by ministers and military leaders who want to highlight the moral and national security implications ...

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Murder trial jurors air disagreements

A jury room dispute is now public following a closely watched Shenandoah County murder trial. Members of the jury recommended on Thursday that Jody Lynn Bradley serve nine years in prison for the second-degree murder of Brendon Manning Barker, a ...

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Tort – Defamation – Wrongful Discharge – Consumer Protection Statutes (access required)

A former director of national accounts for a company that provided credit screening and customer leads to car dealers, who claims he was unfairly blamed when the company lost clients after it turned off its credit screening to boost leads ...

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Search & Seizure – Terry Stop – Undercover Drug Buy (access required)

Based on a drug seller’s description of his source for crack cocaine as two black men, one with dreadlocks and the other with a baseball cap and a Mongoose bicycle, police were justified in stopping two men matching that description ...

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