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Staffing company, apartment complex accused of responsibility for rape – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was attacked in her apartment late at night by a maintenance worker who was hired by a staffing agency as a temporary employee of the management company of the apartment building. The worker had access to the key to ...

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Patient dies four days after aortic valve surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was her 18-year-old daughter who suffered from a ventricular septal defect (VSD) with aortic insufficiency and suspected aortic valve incompetence. She sought care from the defendant, a cardiothoracic surgeon, who recommended an elective procedure to correct those problems. ...

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Civil Rights – Schools – IDEA – Defamation Claim (access required)

An autistic student sent to a Charlottesville private school by the county for his Individualized Education Program has no IDEA or contract claims against the county or the school, according to a Charlottesville U.S. District Court magistrate judge report, but ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – § 504 – Blindness (access required)

A nonprofit independent living center wins summary judgment in this suit by a blind plaintiff who alleges he was discharged from his job in violation of § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; an Abingdon U.S. District Court says plaintiff did ...

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Criminal – Venue – Sexual Abuse Charge – Military Personnel (access required)

Vacating its earlier decision on venue, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says a former airman accused of sexually molesting his stepdaughter while he was stationed in Japan from 1999 to 2002 will have his case dismissed as venue is not ...

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Corporate – Advancement – Legal Expenses – Del. Law (access required)

In this contract and tort litigation arising from defendants’ departure from employment with plaintiffs to form their own company, a Richmond U.S. District Court construes controlling Delaware and Ohio law on advancement of legal fees to hold that a single ...

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Tort – Conspiracy – Tortious Interference – Conversion (access required)

In this contract and tort litigation arising from defendants’ departure from employment with plaintiff specialty insurance company to form their own company, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ claim for restitution/unjust enrichment, but declines to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims for ...

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Intellectual Property – Pile Driving Equipment – Markman Hearing (access required)

In this suit alleging infringement of a patent that involves a vibratory pile driving device that allows for increased driving speed over hammer devices, a Norfolk U.S. District Court issues its construction of four claim terms and phrases after a ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – ‘Qualified Individual’ – Contract Analyst (access required)

An employee of the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General who had limited mobility cannot prove she is a “qualified individual with a disability” under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as she was repeatedly counseled about deficiencies in her ...

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