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Tag Archives: Judge Lawrence R. Leonard

Class Certified for Ambulance Overtime Claim (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge conditionally certifies a class of ambulance crew personnel – drivers and EMTs – in this suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act for compensation for automatic deductions of 30-minute meal breaks without reimbursement ...

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Tractor-trailer struck vehicle stopped on bridge during snowstorm – $720,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling on I-64 eastbound near the Queens Creek Bridge during a heavy snowstorm. There was an accident on the bridge in front of the plaintiff. The plaintiff was able to bring his vehicle to a stop. The ...

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Face Time Required Before Foreclosure (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to allow plaintiff homeowner to proceed with her breach of contract claim alleging defendant failed to conduct a face-to-face interview prior to foreclosing on her property; the court rejects defendant’s ...

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‘False Records’ Firing Not Pretext for Age Bias (access required)

A female 52-year-old manager of a storage facility loses her age discrimination suit because she did not show her termination for alleged falsification of time and mileage records regarding trips to the bank was a pretext for age discrimination; on ...

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Professor Loses ‘National Origin’ Suit (access required)

A professor of East Indian origin, who taught in the physical therapy department at Hampton University, loses his suit alleging Title VII national original discrimination, as the Newport News U.S. District Court adopts the magistrate judge’s recommendation to grant summary ...

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