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Four-Year Limitations for Post-Contract Bias (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of defendant’s motion to dismiss this suit by plaintiff who alleges race discrimination by defendant state university in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981; on a first-impression question, the court says the four-year ...

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Cleaner’s Workload Shows Disparate Treatment (access required)

An African-American female housekeeper at a retirement home has stated Title VII claims for race and sex discrimination based on alleged disparate treatment in which she was assigned 148 rooms to clean, while one male Caucasian worker was only assigned ...

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Transit Supervisor Fired for Breaking Rule (access required)

A transit management company wins summary judgment in a former field supervisor’s suit alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and defamation based on communication about the company’s receipt of a customer complaint concerning plaintiff. The company allegedly received ...

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No Injunctive Relief for Dueling Grass Seed Companies (access required)

Neither of two companies litigating false advertising claims about the relative merits of their grass-seed products is entitled to a preliminary injunction to keep its opponent from running certain advertisements, a Richmond U.S. District Court says. Plaintiff The Scotts Company ...

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Large Firm Can’t Collect for Overhead (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant “spice” company intentionally violated plaintiff tobacco company’s trademarks for plaintiff’s cigarette brand “NEWPORT” with its similarly packaged product called “NEWPROT,” and the court awards defendant 80 percent of the fees and costs it ...

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Ex-HR director settles suit against Chesterfield (access required)

A former human resources director for Chesterfield County has settled her lawsuit alleging the county discriminated by giving her a less generous severance package than the “sweetheart deals” given to her male counterparts. The county has paid Karla Gerner $42,000, ...

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