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Georgia Trucking Company Faces Negligent Hiring Claim (access required)

An interstate trucking broker in Geor­gia is subject to specific jurisdiction ina Harrisonburg U.S. District Court in a wrongful death action alleging the negli­gent hiring and retention of a driver of a load of frozen chicken had an extensive criminal ...

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Client Owes Lawyer for Improper Removal (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court up­holds a magistrate judge’s order requiring plaintiff lawyer’s client to pay plaintiff $3,325.75 in actual expenses, including attorney’s fees, for the client’s improper removal of the lawyer’s collection action to federal court after it had ...

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Qualified Immunity Applies in Fair Housing Case (access required)

Defendant housing officials for the city of Richmond have qualified immunity in a suit filed by Latino residents of mobile homes alleging selective and discrimina­tory enforcement of building codes against Latino homeowners violated federal and state fair housing laws. Plaintiffs ...

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Federal Court Cannot Hear Physician License Suit (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will abstain from considering a former Virgin­ia-licensed physician’s suit against the Virginia Board of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University for claims in­cluding a failure to relicense him on the basis of a prior felony conviction ...

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