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No Free Speech Claim from Facebook Comment Removal (access required)

A prosecutor’s deletion of plaintiff’s comment on the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s official Facebook page, and blocking of plaintiff from leaving further comments for several months, did not violate plaintiff’s First Amendment rights, an Alexandria U.S. District Court holds; defendant ...

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No FCA Claims Against Individual Contractor Execs (access required)

Plaintiff, a former deputy program manager and chief of security in Kabul, Afghanistan for defendant government contractor, cannot sue individual employees of defendant corporation for retaliation under the False Claims Act; the FCA, both before and after the 2009 amendment, ...

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Defendant Waived Rights, Then Said No More ‘Talk’ (access required)

Although defendant concedes he knowingly and voluntarily waived his Miranda rights, translated by a Vietnamese-speaking agent, he unequivocally invoked his right to remain silent 20 minutes later when he said he would “talk no more” and said he was ready ...

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FDIC Analyst’s Age, Gender Bias Claims Dismissed (access required)

A Caucasian male, born in 1965, and a veteran with a 60 percent compensable disability rating from the Veterans Administration, has not supported his age, gender and disability discrimination claims relating to the defendant Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s decisions, including ...

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Mortgage Lender Could Force-Place Insurance (access required)

A bank wins summary judgment in Alexandria U.S. District Court in a mortgage borrower’s suit alleging the bank breached the mortgage agreement by improperly crediting payments timely made by plaintiff and improperly charging plaintiff for force-placed insurance even though plaintiff’s ...

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