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Tag Archives: Judge John A. Gibney Jr.

Not ‘Fitting In’ Did Not Prompt Tenure Denial (access required)

Defendant Longwood University wins summary judgment in plaintiff marketing professor’s suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 alleging she was denied tenure due to her Turkish ethnicity and national origin, as demonstrated by faculty comments that she “did not fit in”; ...

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No Fraudulent Joinder in Apartment Mold Suit (access required)

A tenant’s suit alleging injury from significant mold levels in her apartment is remanded from Richmond U.S. District Court to Virginia state court; defendants failed to show fraudulent joinder of the apartment complex manager, as plaintiff alleged she relied on ...

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No Preliminary Injunction for Store Brand Mark (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies a preliminary injunction to plaintiff Kroger Company to stop defendant Lidl, a supermarket chain based in Germany, from using its “Preferred Selection” mark for its store brand of products, which Kroger says can be ...

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Under the microscope (access required)

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A Richmond fed­eral judge has unsealed specif­ics of legal mal­practice claims leveled against Richmond-based law firm of LeClairRyan PC in connection with the federal prosecution and bankruptcy of Health Di­agnostic Laboratory Inc. Approving LeClairRyan’s $20.375 million settlement of those claims, ...

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Employment-Check Notice Not ‘Unreasonable’ (access required)

A defendant who provides consumer reports for employment purposes wins summary judgment in this class action suit alleging defendant violated Section 1681k of the Fair Credit Reporting Act with its “PEER Letter” notices informing affected consumers about the public record ...

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SOL Test Claim Supports Defamation Suit (access required)

A public school academic coach can sue defendant school officials for defamation and harm to her reputation for discontinuing her involvement in Standards of Learning testing after reporting an “inconclusive” result of an investigation into SOL testing irregularities; however, the ...

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