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Suit Dismissed for Plaintiff’s Lack of Response (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit by a male African-American hospital pharmacist who claims he was not afforded progressive discipline for alleged work errors prior to his termination, in contrast to Caucasian employees who received suspensions prior to ...

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Decedent’s Relative Claims Undue Influence (access required)

In this interpleader action, the Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff insurance companies’ motions to deposit $700,000 in life insurance proceeds with the court’s registry and says decedent’s brother, who earlier was a beneficiary of the insurance proceeds, has sufficiently ...

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No Preliminary Injunction for Store Brand Mark (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies a preliminary injunction to plaintiff Kroger Company to stop defendant Lidl, a supermarket chain based in Germany, from using its “Preferred Selection” mark for its store brand of products, which Kroger says can be ...

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Defamation Claim Sent Back to State Court (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant school officials violated his First and 14th Amendment rights and defamed him by making false accusations to his family, his employer, law enforcement, child protective services and the general public, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Student’s Title IX, Defamation Claims Advance (access required)

A former student and football player removed from defendant Liberty University following a determination that he had violated the Student Honor Code and the university’s Sexual Assault Policy has stated defamation claims against the university and the female student who ...

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