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Court Orders ‘Redskins’ Mark Cancellation (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court agreed with defendant Native Americans that plaintiffs’ registered trademarks for the Washington Redskins professional football team “may disparage” a composite of Native American people who contend the Redskins name is a racial slur, and the ...

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Leg, Wrist Injuries Not ‘Disabilities’ for Bias Claims (access required)

Employer wins summary judgment on a delivery truck driver’s suit alleging employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s prior leg injury requiring surgery and his on-the-job ...

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Manager Fired for Performance, Not Faith (access required)

Company documentation of progressive discipline and plaintiff’s failure to respond to counseling about staff management, implementation of FedEx Office’s “one piece workflow” model for obtaining customer approval of projects and repeated instances of working overtime without permission, indicate plaintiff was ...

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Jury awards $662k in excessive force case (access required)

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A Loudoun County man’s five-year battle to recover damages for a violent confrontation at his home produced a $662,500 verdict against three sheriff’s deputies. Marcus Mial claimed officers violated his rights in 2010 when they stormed into his home and ...

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‘State Secrets’ Halt CIA Agent’s Bias Suit (access required)

An African-American male plaintiff who alleges his employer, the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, discriminated against him on the basis of his race and his disability of narcolepsy, has his suit dismissed under defendant’s state secrets privilege; the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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