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Panel Upholds Virginia House District Plan (access required)

In a 2-1 split of the three-judge panel, the Richmond U.S. District Court upholds the constitutionality of 12 Virginia House of Delegates districts against plaintiffs’ challenge asserting the redistricting plan demonstrates racial gerrymandering in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal ...

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Prosecutors Interfered with Witness Access (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion for a three-week continuance because the government improperly interfered with defendant’s access to witnesses and likely influence over witnesses resulting from the government’s requests that potential witnesses notify the government if they ...

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FDCPA ‘Bona Fide Error’ Defense Not Barred (access required)

Defendant financial services company can assert a bona fide error defense to plaintiff homeowners’ suit alleging defendants’ collection activity for plaintiffs’ homeowners’ association dues violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices, without conceding any violation of the FDCPA; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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New Deadline Mooted Force Majeure Clause (access required)

Plaintiff Middle East Broadcasting Networks Inc. wins summary judgment in its contract action alleging defendant contractor failed to timely deliver a Blast Resistant Building to the network’s Baghdad business location, despite repeated extensions of the date of performance for the ...

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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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