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County Board’s Sectarian Prayers Enjoined (access required)

A Danville U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to a plaintiff who alleges county supervisors’ consistent practice of opening their meetings with prayers of the Christian faith violates the Establishment Clause, and the court enters a permanent injunction against such ...

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Pretrial Rulings Issued in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent infringement suit, an Abingdon U.S. District Court rules on the parties’ motions in limine, including denying plaintiff’s motion in limine to preclude defendants from offering evidence construing claim terms not already construed by the court. Plaintiff specifically ...

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Stopping Long-Term Disability Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A woman who took medical retirement from the U.S. Army at age 35 due to depression and fibromyalgia, and who later left private employment and received long-term disability benefits under an ERISA-qualified plan and social security disability benefits for her ...

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Court Upholds Denial of Substation Expansion (access required)

A gas company seeking to expand its natural gas substation in Prince George’s County, Md., cannot challenge the county’s denial of their request in this federal lawsuit; the 4th Circuit affirms the district court decision dismissing the company’s claim under ...

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