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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Civil Rights – Investigatory Stop – Qualified Immunity (access required)

A plaintiff suing for a violation of his Fourth Amendment rights contends a police officer who stopped him to ask for identification held plaintiff’s driver’s license longer than necessary to check for outstanding warrants, but a Danville U.S. District Court ...

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Employment Discrimination – Sexual Harassment – Employer Liability – Faragher-Ellerth Defense (access required)

A woman who alleges her male co-worker at a packaging plant sexually harassed her by using threats of firing or disciplinary action if she refused to have sex with him, cannot recover from the employer; a Roanoke U.S. District Court ...

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Boyfriend has porn conviction for ‘sexted’ photos

A teenage girl may have had something else in mind when she sent sexy photos to her boyfriend’s cell phone. Now he has a record for possession of child pornography. Donald Kellison, who was 21 years old when he got ...

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Boyfriend has porn conviction for ‘sexted’ photos

A teenage girl may have had something else in mind when she sent sexy photos to her boyfriend’s cell phone. Now he has a record for possession of child pornography. Donald Kellison, who was 21 years old when he got ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Injunction (access required)

In the wake of a jury award of $19.3 million to the manufacturer of a computer keyboard support system in this suit for patent infringement, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies the counterclaim plaintiff’s motion for injunctive relief. The verdict ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Disability (access required)

A plaintiff discharged by defendant freight transport company cannot sue for disability discrimination because he has failed to allege he is a “qualified individual” under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s suit. Nowhere ...

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Employment Discrimination – Right-To-Sue Letter – Forwarded Mail (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a white male security representative’s Title VII suit alleging his female supervisor created a hostile work environment by disparaging him and other male employees, as plaintiff did not file suit within 90 days of ...

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Employment – At-Will – Constructive Discharge (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court declines to reconsider its earlier dismissal of plaintiff’s state law constructive discharge claims against defendants, and rejects plaintiff’s argument that dismissal of his claims was improper in light of case law demonstrating that, in Virginia, ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – Patent Examiner – Exhaustion (access required)

A former patent examiner who alleges his employer, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, violated the Rehabilitation Act when it refused to extend a flexible work schedule to him and violated Title VII when it terminated him in retaliation, has ...

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Civil Procedure – Excusable Neglect – Late Response – Fee Motion (access required)

Having granted summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s suit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to extend time for filing a response to defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees. The ...

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