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Monthly Archives: August 2013

No Accommodation for Aide’s Shoulder Injury (access required)

A county school board wins summary judgment in this disability discrimination suit filed by an instructional aide whose shoulder injury allegedly prevented her from performing a job requirement that she be able to physically restrain autistic students in the classroom, ...

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Default Judgment, Fees Awarded in Detinue Action (access required)

Plaintiff bank is entitled to default judgment against defendant entities that operated pizza restaurants, in the bank’s action for breach of an agreement, breach of a guaranty agreement and for an order of detinue, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Defense Lawyer Not ‘Ineffective’ in Plea Deal (access required)

A defendant whose lawyer was discussing a “global resolution” of state child molestation charges and federal child pornography charges may not claim ineffective assistance in his defense lawyer’s resolution of the state charges; the Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant’s ...

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Court Can’t Hear ‘Messaging’ Patent Fight (access required)

A Canadian company that is one of13 defendants sued by plaintiff Texas company for alleged infringement of its patent for an intercarrier messaging service wins dismissal of the suit for lack of personal jurisdiction; the Richmond U.S. District Court says ...

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No ADEA Suit from Biased Layoff Claim (access required)

A former executive architect for defendant healthcare company, who alleges he was fired after he complained about age discrimination against other employees, loses his Age Discrimination in Employment Act suit on summary judgment in the Alexandria U.S. District Court. Plaintiff, ...

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No Demand for Shareholder Derivative Suit (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff shareholder’s suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty by the board of directors of a computer corporation in connection with their management decisions and public statements about a major contract with the United Kingdom’s ...

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Developer Loses Wetlands Challenge (access required)

On remand of a Chesapeake developer’s challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers’ exercise of jurisdiction over certain wetlands in the developer’s plan for a 658-acre mixed use project in southeast Virginia, the Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate ...

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