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‘Sweetheart Deal’ Severance Pay Suit Dismissed (access required)

A county HR director terminated in a budget-based reorganization loses her suit alleging her severance package was less generous than the “sweetheart deals” offered male employees; a Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff had no contract right to a severance ...

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Antitrust Amendment Allowed to Add ‘New Market’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court permits plaintiffs to amend their antitrust suit alleging defendants bribed foreign government officials to ensure the continuing sale in those countries of a fuel additive made by defendants, to add Iraq as a separate geographic ...

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Student Loan Telemarketers Lose FCA Case (access required)

Former telemarketers who solicited applications for consolidation of government-backed student loans have not stated claims under the False Claims Act based on defendants’ alleged preferred lender agreements, exit counseling program, misleading direct mail solicitations and bonus payments to employees, according ...

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Civil Rights – Malicious Prosecution – Limitations – Accrual Date (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges defendant police officer stopped him because of loud music allegedly emanating from plaintiff’s car, removed him from the vehicle, kicked his feet out from under him, placed him in handcuffs and shoved him to the ground, ...

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Constitutional – Federal Health Care Challenge – Commerce Clause (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court strikes § 1501 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a provision that requires individuals to either obtain a minimum level of health insurance coverage or pay a penalty for failure to do so, ...

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Criminal – Civil Forfeiture – Cash With Drugs (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court orders forfeiture of $11,210 seized from defendant’s vehicle, along with what appeared to be additional illegal substances, after defendant was arrested with crack cocaine during an arranged drug buy with a confidential informant. The U.S. ...

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Consumer Protection – TILA – Mortgage Loan – Rescission Right – Notice (access required)

A notice of right to rescind sent to a woman who refinanced her home satisfied the Truth in Lending Act with its statement that a $299 application fee would become non-refundable if she did not consummate the loan, and a ...

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