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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Employment Discrimination – Disability – ADA – Schedule Accommodation (access required)

An employer wins summary judgment in a 56-year-old maintenance engineer’s action alleging the employer’s failure to accommodate his heart disease and chronic leukemia with a change in his factory shift schedule violated the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Roanoke U.S. ...

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Negligence – Premises Liability – Household Mold – Roof Repair (access required)

Plaintiffs who were house-sitting in Charlottesville state a claim against the landlord, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court says, based on allegations that plaintiffs were expressly told not to undertake repair of a roof leaking around a skylight and that the ...

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Intellectual Property – Markman Proceeding – Tamper-Resistant Opioids (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving two pharmaceutical companies, an Abingdon U.S. District Court construes certain disputed terms, after a Markman hearing. The patents at the center of this dispute, the ‘088 patent and its continuation, the ‘939 patent, are ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Household Resident – Nomadic Lifestyle (access required)

Due to the “nomadic and transitory nature of his living arrangements” with friends, girlfriends and parents, a son was not a “resident” of his father’s household and a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says he has no UIM coverage under his ...

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Civil Procedure – Limitations – Tolling – Prior Class Action – Prempro (access required)

A breast cancer survivor’s fraud and products liability suit against the manufacturer of Prempro can go forward, says an Alexandria U.S. District Court; the Virginia statute of limitations is tolled because she was a putative member of an earlier federal ...

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Quite a lesson

What are they teaching in school these days? Up at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, you can learn about the nine amendments to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights. Nine amendments? Yep, at Albemarle High, they apparently don’t have ...

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Lawyer Could-Have-Been: John Cleese

As a member of the “Monty Python” troupe, John Cleese helped transform the epic, and to some, dull tales of King Arthur’s life into comic relief. He helped create a generation of comedy centered on hilarious stupidity. From parts in ...

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