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Jury Can Hear Racial Harassment Claims (access required)

In this suit by four African-American males who allege repeated instances of racial harassment by supervisory and nonsupervisory personnel at defendant JTEKT Automotive Virginia’s Daleville plant, the Roanoke U.S. District Court grants employer summary judgment on several of the individual ...

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No tort claim for sharing ‘defamatory’ web links (access required)

An advertising company can’t sue a competitor for notifying potential customers about critical Internet postings, says a Norfolk federal court. Businesses know how online chatter can shape their reputations. With whole websites devoted to consumer complaints, wireless word-of-mouth can amplify ...

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Liberty U. law school is defendant in Jenkins lawsuit

The Miller-Jenkins same-sex custody case has spawned a federal racketeering lawsuit accusing various persons, including alleged agents of Liberty University’s law school, of conspiring in the kidnapping of 10-year-old Isabella Miller. The girl disappeared with her birth mother, Lisa Miller, ...

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TV lawyer fired on ‘morals clause’ claim

An actor who made his reputation playing a slightly sleazy TV lawyer can tell a jury he did not violate a morality clause in his contract to be a celebrity spokesperson for a legal marketing campaign. Virginia Beach-based Innovative Legal ...

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