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Similarly Situated Comparator Lacking (access required)

Following an unsuccessful state employee grievance, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant Virginia Department of Corrections’ (VDOC’s) motion for summary judgment against a female correctional officer terminated for fraternizing with a convicted murderer; the officer had been seen being ...

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No Injunctive Relief for Dueling Grass Seed Companies (access required)

Neither of two companies litigating false advertising claims about the relative merits of their grass-seed products is entitled to a preliminary injunction to keep its opponent from running certain advertisements, a Richmond U.S. District Court says. Plaintiff The Scotts Company ...

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Maritime Violence Counts Not ‘Multiplicitous’ (access required)

In this prosecution of Somali defendants for piracy and related crimes, a Norfolk U.S. District Court refuses to dismiss as multiplicitous four counts charging defendants with Violence Against Maritime Navigation, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2280(a)(1)(G). Defendants argue these ...

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Court Applies ‘Customary’ Sea Limit in Piracy Case (access required)

In this prosecution of Somali defendants for piracy and related crimes, a Norfolk U.S. District Court finds that a limit of 12 nautical miles describes the territorial sea limit under customary international law; although the U.S. has not signed a ...

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