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Tag Archives: Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon

No Jurisdiction Over Utah Company in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent dispute between plaintiff Virginia company and defendant Utah company over patents for irrigation timers, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction over the Utah company, and also denies plaintiff’s ...

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Nursing Student’s Free Speech Claim Advances (access required)

A nursing student who complained in class and to administrators about qualified instructors leaving the program, to be replaced by unqualified instructors, and who alleges she was subjected to a phony student misconduct charge in retaliation, states a claim against ...

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Court Admits, Excludes Disability Expert Opinions (access required)

Prior to trial of a hospital security guard’s disability bias claim, a hospital cannot exclude expert opinion testimony from a school psychologist who diagnosed plaintiff’s dyslexia on the grounds that her testing is designed for children; the court will exclude ...

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Dyslexic Security Guard Requests Written Schedule (access required)

A hospital security officer who was fired for missing assigned work shifts after he repeatedly requested a written copy of his work schedule as an accommodation of his dyslexia can try his claims of discrimination/retaliation and reasonable accommodation under the ...

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Coworkers’ Comments Exhausted in EEOC Charge (access required)

A Caucasian hospital worker, mar­ried to an African-American man and the mother of biracial children, who alleges her white coworkers, includ­ing her supervisor, made persistent disparaging remarks about interracial relationships and interracial children, has exhausted her race discrimina­tion claim in ...

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