Quantcast

Tag Archives: Judge Joel Hoppe

Musical Chairs Game for Insurance Claimants (access required)

In plaintiff life insurance company’s interpleader action to resolve competing claims to life insurance proceeds by decedent’s children and her former daughter-in-law, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge denies summary judgment to the daughter-in-law; although decedent had only one ...

Read More »

Possible Spoliation Sanction for Prison Officials (access required)

Defendant prison officials who destroyed surveillance video footage of a fight that occurred between an inmate and plaintiff inmate, who claims defendants violated his Eighth Amendment rights when they failed to intervene, should be subjected to sanctions for spoliation, a ...

Read More »

College Official Claims Race Bias in Firing (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Magis­trate Judge recommends summary judg­ment for defendant university in this Title VII suit filed by a female African-Ameri­can administrator who claims racial bias led to her termination as Director of In­stitutional Research and Assessment; the evidence ...

Read More »