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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – National Origin – Software Engineer (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant Visa Inc. in this Title VII suit by plaintiff software engineer, who alleges he was terminated in discrimination against his Chinese national origin. In spring 2006, plaintiff, who was supervised ...

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Civil Rights – Prison Conditions – Grievance Procedure – Exhaustion Of Remedies (access required)

An incarcerated former correctional officer cannot sue defendant county for violation of his constitutional rights arising from defendants’ alleged failure to protect from assault by fellow inmates and failure to explain the grievance procedure to him, as plaintiff failed to ...

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Immigration – Illegal Re-Entry – Sentencing – ‘Drug Trafficking’ Offense (access required)

Rejecting its own unpublished opinion from 2007, the 4th Circuit vacates the enhanced sentence for a Guatemalan citizen convicted of illegal reentry into the U.S. because his 1998 California conviction for marijuana transport may not qualify as a “drug trafficking” ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Uncharged Conduct – Standard Of Proof (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an enhanced, 240-month sentence for defendant’s convictions of interstate transport of a minor for sex, based on defendant’s 20-year history of molesting middle-school boys while defendant acted as a school teacher, coach, Sunday school teacher and ...

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Teen case reheard, has same resolution (access required)

Parents who host a teenage guest have a duty of care that can encompass overseeing the guest’s ride in another teen’s car, under a decision issued in July by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court did not back ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support Increase – Husband’s Income – Unemployed Wife (access required)

A mere increase in husband’s income does not justify increasing wife’s spousal support beyond the standard of living during the marriage, but circumstances that include husband’s 70 percent increase income and wife’s continued inability to work due to her fibromyalgia ...

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Domestic Relations – Pendente Lite Support – Husband’s Income (access required)

A husband is ordered to make pendente lite payments to wife of $1,000 in monthly spousal support and $1,338 in monthly child support, plus $3,342.50 of wife’s attorney’s fees, including her cost of bringing this motion to compel. The most ...

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Negligence – Wrongful Death – Overhead Power Lines – Statutory Immunity (access required)

In this wrongful death suit, an Alexandria Circuit Court sustains defendant Dominion Virginia Power’s plea of statutory immunity pursuant to the Virginia Overhead High Voltage Line Safety Act, Va. Code § 59.1-406 et seq. Under the Act, DVP is not ...

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