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Court Grants Touhy Request for Testimony (access required)

In a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s disability discrimination case against the U.S. Navy and others, the Norfolk U.S. District Court overrules the Navy’s attorney-client privilege objections to the magistrate judge’s grant of plaintiff’s Touhy request to compel testimony of Jose Rovira ...

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Court Sets 20 Hours’ Trial Time for Each Side (access required)

In a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s disability discrimination case against the U.S. Navy and others, the Norfolk U.S. District Court grants defendants’ joint motion to establish and maintain a trial schedule, limiting each side to 20 hours of trial time for ...

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No ‘Employer’ Jury Instruction in Bias Trial (access required)

Although a Norfolk U.S. District Court earlier granted summary judgment holding that the joint employer doctrine applies to a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s Rehabilitation Act claim against the U.S. Navy, the court will not preliminarily instruct the jury that “the Navy ...

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Nieces Used ‘Undue Influence,’ Suit Says (access required)

In a suit filed by the granddaughter of a 75-year-old woman who suffers from diabetes and mild dementia, against the woman’s niece, who formerly had power of attorney, and her great-niece, the granddaughter’s allegations that defendants manipulated the woman’s medications ...

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