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No ‘Negligent Supervision’ Claim for Manager (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court exercises supplemental jurisdiction over a state law claim in plaintiff’s Title VII case, but dismisses her claim for negligent supervision, as that tort is not recognized under Virginia law. Plaintiff, an African-American female, was employed ...

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Manager’s Hugs, Comments Not ‘Hostile’ (access required)

Although a male store manager hugged female employees and commented on their clothing, make-up and general appearance, and also directed such comments to plaintiff, a female management trainee, plaintiff has only referenced rude or unprofessional comments, at worst, and defendant ...

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Court Won’t Exclude Digital Child Porn Evidence (access required)

In this child pornography conspiracy case, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion in limine to exclude digital evidence based on defendants’ claim the evidence cannot be properly authenticated under Fed. R. Evid. 901. Conspiracy websites According to the indictment, ...

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