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Civil Rights – Public Employment – School Administrators – Continuing Contract (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff school administrators’ suit against defendant school board under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which alleges that defendants violated the administrators’ constitutionally protected right to a continuing contract by notifying them at one point that ...

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Bubba and his mama

Arkansas lawyer David Couch used to make a living defending nursing homes. Till he switched sides and started suing them. He was in Richmond Feb. 26 to talk to the VTLA’s Long-Term Care Litigation Section on such topics as proving ...

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Intellectual Property – Internet Sales Software – Copyright Registration (access required)

Although plaintiff claims he had an understanding with defendant that he retained the rights to the internet sales software he developed while working for defendant as an independent contractor, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s claim for copyright infringement ...

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