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Korean-Born Engineer Fired for Certification Failure (access required)

A Korean-born, naturalized U.S. citizen hired by the Pentagon to analyze structural engineering requirements for military installations, who was terminated when he failed to attain certification despite months of training, loses his suit alleging disparate treatment, hostile work environment and ...

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Court Must Reconsider ‘Substantive’ Consolidation (access required)

In rejecting substantive consolidation of bankruptcy cases filed by two affiliated entities, a parent company that owned an Alexandria condominium property and the manager of the property, the bankruptcy court erred in its analysis of related state court proceedings and ...

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Insurance carrier loses declaratory judgment action on UIM – Verdict for Defendants (access required)

In a case of first impression, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema provides Virginia counsel with a blueprint on how to calculate UIM coverage when there are multiple claimants involved. Dale Ray Parrott and his wife, Shirley Ann Parrott, were killed ...

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Plaintiff Loses Bias Claim, Pays Defense Fees (access required)

An African-America female employee of defendant Navy Federal Credit Union, who responded to an employee counseling session with an abrupt departure and outburst of profanity directed at management and coworkers, and who turned in her badge, was not justified in ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Banks (access required)

A Virginia federal court does not have personal jurisdiction over defendant banks based outside the U.S., in plaintiff spam-tracking network’s suit seeking class-action relief against defendants who provide credit-card processing services for individual defendants who allegedly operate illegal online pharmacies ...

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No Infringement of Pet ‘Responder’ Mark (access required)

A California nonprofit service group that uses the name “RedRoverResponders” for its program using volunteers to care for animals displaced by natural disasters does not infringe plaintiff LLC’s registered service mark, “Wag’N Rover Respond’R.” for the LLC’s “Mobile Emergency Information ...

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