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Employment Discrimination – Race – Disparate Discipline – Timekeeping (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses a Title VII suit filed by a woman who alleges she was subjected to disparate discipline when she was terminated for a policy violation involving the method she used to record her time, when ...

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Consumer Protection – TILA – Rescission Notice (access required)

A borrower cannot sue for a Truth-in-Lending violation based on a claim that the requirements for canceling an arbitration agreement in the loan were different from those for rescinding the entire transaction; a Richmond U.S. District Court says they were ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Race – Arbitration Award (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court strikes plaintiff’s motion to vacate an arbitration award against him in his Title VII race and retaliation lawsuit against defendant Halliburton, as plaintiff is required to begin a new action in order to seek vacatur ...

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Medical Malpractice – Failure To Diagnose – Cancer – Expert Disclosures (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant healthcare providers in plaintiff’s suit alleging defendants twice diagnosed her with genital warts when in fact she had genital cancer; plaintiff has not complied with the rules for disclosure of ...

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Contract – Office Equipment – Toner Cartridge Order – Respondeat Superior (access required)

A company that leased photocopiers and related accessories to defendant university wins summary judgment on its contract claim for $180,134 for the extra toner cartridges ordered by the authorized university employee, who in turn sold them to third parties and ...

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Civil Procedure – Late Filing – Excusable Neglect (access required)

Although plaintiff hand-delivered to the defense law firm’s office his response to defendant’s motion to dismiss, the certificate of service and CM/ECF date of service stated the response was filed three days later, and a Richmond U.S District Court says ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – Transfer – FCRA (access required)

A Maryland resident who mailed letters from Maryland complaining about credit reports has her suit alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act transferred by a Richmond U.S. District Court to a federal court in Maryland, upon defendants’ motion. The ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – ‘Dreamgirls’ (access required)

Although plaintiff contends defendant Black Entertainment Television infringed his 1992 copyrighted screenplay “Poison Passion” with their 2006 film “Dreamgirls,” a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses the suit because plaintiff has not rebutted defendants’ assertion that the characters and storyline of ...

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Tort – FTCA – Medical Malpractice – Settlement (access required)

A woman who settled her medical malpractice case alleging she contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion administered during an unauthorized medical procedure at a government medical facility, cannot sue for an alleged breach of her settlement agreement with the ...

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