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Schools – Employment – Teacher's First Amendment Rights (access required)

Where defendant school board terminated a special education teacher because of her letters to newspapers concerning mismanagement of school funds, particularly payment of board members’ travel expenses, and concerning her fellow teachers’ lack of response to a questionnaire she distributed ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disabilities Act – Attendance At Job – 'Qualified Individual' (access required)

Where plaintiff, a business school instructor, frequently was absent from her job not only because of her condition of lupus erythematosus, but also because of her son’s gastro-esophageal disorder, plaintiff’s inability to meet the job’s attendance requirements, despite her employer’s ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Downward Departure – Diminished Mental Capacity – Non-Violent Crime – Family Duties (access required)

Where defendant pled guilty in federal court to mailing threatening communications to his wife’s lover in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 876 while on state court probation for assaulting this same person, the district court in sentencing defendant erred in ...

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Admiralty – Jurisdiction – Partial Summary Judgment – Arbitration (access required)

Where the admiralty court granted summary judgment to two of three defendants in this suit arising from a chemical leak at the Port of Los Angeles, and this grant of summary judgment involves a “pure question of general contract interpretation” ...

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Corporate – Hostile Takeover Attempt – Control Share Referendum (access required)

Where a company, in order to fend off a hostile takeover attempt by Tyson Foods, set a record date to determine which shareholders could vote in a control share referendum and also accepted resignations from four employees who were members ...

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Jurisdiction – Personal – Long-Arm Statute – Transacting Business – Telephone & Fax (access required)

Although plaintiff, a Virginia computer company, contends that the negotiation of a computer purchase contract with defendant, a New Jersey company, by telephone and by facsimile transmission meant that the New Jersey company was transacting business in Virginia, the district ...

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Criminal – Death Penalty Phase – Link To Other Murders – Habeas Writ Granted (access required)

Where the prosecutor during the sentencing phase of defendant’s capital murder trial testimony from a police officer and medical examiner who had investigated two recent highly publicized murders of a mother and her child in the Tidewater area linking defendant ...

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