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Seizure of Employee’s Computer Not Illegal (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses with prejudice a university administrator’s pro se complaint alleging multiple constitutional violations, federal and state statutory violations and federal and state criminal violations arising from his treatment and ultimate termination by the VCU School ...

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Professor Loses ‘National Origin’ Suit (access required)

A professor of East Indian origin, who taught in the physical therapy department at Hampton University, loses his suit alleging Title VII national original discrimination, as the Newport News U.S. District Court adopts the magistrate judge’s recommendation to grant summary ...

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Loan Officer Covered by ‘Outside Sales’ Exemption (access required)

A mortgage lender wins summary judgment in an overtime-pay suit filed by a loan officer; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the lender demonstrated plaintiff loan officer is covered  by the “outside sales” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act. ...

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Loan Officer Fits ‘Outside Sales’ Exemption (access required)

Defendant mortgage company wins summary judgment in the Alexandria U.S. District Court, in plaintiff loan officer’s suit alleging employer wrongfully misclassified her as an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act, resulting in lost minimum wage and overtime compensation; ...

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Computer Issues, Illness Are ‘Excusable Neglect’ (access required)

Computer problems and illness are circumstances beyond plaintiff’s control that constitute the “excusable neglect” under Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b)(1)(B) and the Richmond U.S. District Court grants an extension of time for plaintiff’s filing of a motion for summary judgment ...

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