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News in Brief for July 17, 1995 (access required)

UVa must fund religious publication CHARLOTTESVILLE–In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 29 that the University of Virginia wrongly denied funding to a student-run Christian magazine. It was the first time the court had allowed public funding ...

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News in Brief for July 3, 1995 (access required)

Prof’s harassment opens school to strict liability A university would have strict liability for quid-pro-quo harassment under Title IX if a fact-finder were to decide that a student suffered retaliation from a professor for allegations of sexual harassment. The ruling ...

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Wife can't recoup her home improvements… (access required)

A wife’s contributions for improvements to the marital home will not be returned to her during equitable distribution, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. Although the statute allows recovery of separate property contributed to the marital estate, the judge refused ...

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Plaintiff can depose about reconstruction (access required)

A plaintiff can depose a defendant’s investigator about an accident reconstruction, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. During a deposition, the defendant sought to bar certain questions, based on the work-product doctrine. However, ...

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