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Author Archives: Deborah Elkins

Contract – Damages – Lost Profits (access required)

Where plaintiff telecom company claims damages from lost profits from losing sales to several Asian companies, only one of which was a past customer, allegedly as a result of defendant trade association’s failure to timely and adequately provide User Identification ...

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Tort – Emotional Distress – Detention Facility – Strip Search (access required)

A woman who alleges she suffered severe emotional distress when she was subjected to a cross-gender strip search at a detention facility where she was required to serve a sentence on weekends has not stated a claim under Virginia law ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – Race (access required)

A former postal employee who allegedly was terminated for tardiness and absenteeism loses his employment discrimination suit, as the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the employer because the employee failed to exhaust his administrative remedies. Plaintiff utterly ...

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Civil Rights – Disability – Public Housing (access required)

An African-American Muslim male who is legally blind is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis by the Alexandria U.S. District Court, but the court dismisses as meritless his suit alleging violations of various statutes because of his unhappiness with ...

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Employment – ERISA – Life Insurance Proceeds – Negligence (access required)

An employee who had accident life insurance coverage on the life of his wife forfeited his right to those insurance proceeds under Virginia’s Slayer Statute when he was convicted of his wife’s murder, and a Richmond U.S. District Court says ...

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Civil Procedure – Post-Removal Amendment – Diversity (access required)

In this suit filed by a Virginia corporation against defendant Texas corporation with whom the Virginia company formed a partnership as a joint venture to pursue government contract work, an Alexandria U.S. District Court will allow plaintiff to amend its ...

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Traffic Offenses – National Park – Driver’s License – Truck Restriction – Cocaine (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds defendant’s conviction by the magistrate judge of driving without a valid driver’s license on George Washington Memorial Parkway and failure to comply with a posted “No Trucks” sign, as well as criminal convictions for ...

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