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Full Court Grants Actual Innocence Writ (access required)

Following the Supreme Court of Virginia’s September 2009 writ of innocence exonerating defendant of one rape, a majority of the en banc Court of Appeals issues a writ of actual innocence vacating defendant’s convictions for abduction and rape in two ...

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Title VII Suit OK After § 1983 Claim (access required)

A female firefighter’s Title VII claim for hostile environment and employment discrimination by the county fire department is not barred by res judicata just because the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismissed plaintiff’s earlier suit alleging sexual harassment and employment discrimination; ...

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Six-Year Limitations Bars Challenge to Regs (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff corporation’s challenge to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s adoption in 2004 of two federal regulations the corporation says have hindered its ability to obtain and present relevant evidence in the course of ...

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