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Author Archives: Deborah Elkins

Employment Discrimination – Disability – Hearing Loss – Rehabilitation Act (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the federal government in a federal employee’s suit alleging disability discrimination pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, on the basis that his voluntary retirement from the U.S. Marshal Service amounted ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Internet ‘Cookies’ (access required)

In this patent infringement suit involving Internet “cookies,” an Alexandria U.S. District Court rules on the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment and refines the issues for trial. Defendants have established by clear and convincing evidence that the § 102(b) statutory ...

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Criminal – Guilty Plea Withdrawal – Counsel Withdrawal (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea after the court has allowed his lawyer to withdraw as counsel; although defendant claims his lawyer threatened him and made promises to force him to plead guilty, ...

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Tort – Defamation – Vaccination Dispute – Opinion v. Fact (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a $1 million defamation suit against a leading advocate of child vaccination, holding that defendant physician’s statement, “She lies,” in reference to an anti-vaccination advocate, was not actionable. Plaintiff Barbara Loe Arthur is the ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Hostile Environment – Remedial Procedures – Policewoman (access required)

In a policewoman’s Title VII suit, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant police department, as defendants have shown plaintiff failed to take advantage of remedial procedures for alleged conduct by supervisors, and the alleged conduct by ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Sprinkler System – Restoration Period (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says a warehouse owner that leased the property to a coffee company has coverage for fire loss and the period of restoration under the insurance policy began to run on the date of the fire. ...

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Administrative – Carmack Amendment – Preemption – Shipping Damage (access required)

In this dispute over damage to a heat exchanger that fell off a truck, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to third-party defendant truck operator on claims asserted by a transportation broker, the third-party plaintiff, on contract and ...

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