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Substitute Class Reps OK’d by Court (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court denies defendant’s objections to a magistrate judge’s order granting plaintiff’s motion to substitute class representatives, even though defendant claims it was prejudiced because it already had deposed the original plaintiffs. The original plaintiffs alleged they ...

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Environmentalists May File CWA Suit Against ‘Gob Piles’ (access required)

A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court says plaintiff environmental group has stated a claim under the Clean Water Act for redress against a mining operator for discharges from coal mine “gob piles,” as the CWA allows citizen enforcement suits. ...

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Hearing Ordered on ‘Actual Innocence’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court orders an evidentiary hearing on the question of whether petitioner has made a gateway showing of actual innocence sufficient to excuse the procedural default of certain constitutional claims in the murder-for-hire of petitioner’s girlfriend. The ...

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Employee Fired for Lie on Job Application (access required)

Although a female construction site “helper” claims her marriage to a coworker was annulled before she applied to work for the construction firm, the firm nevertheless could conclude she still was “related to” him under the company’s broad rules about ...

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