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No Race Bias Claim for Skype Interview (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant Apple did not hire him for an “At-Home Advisor” position because he is a white male, based on defendant having interviewed him over Skype and allegedly made its hiring decision ...

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Wrongful Discharge Claim Goes to State Court (access required)

Although plaintiff amended her employment discrimination complaint to omit a state-law wrongful discharge claim but keep a sexual harassment claim, and then filed her state-law wrongful discharge claim in state court, the employer can’t win dismissal of both claims from ...

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Judge blasts lawyers for attempt to seal settlement (access required)

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A federal judge in a medical malpractice wrongful death action berated lawyers for both sides for trying to keep settlement terms under wraps. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski on Jan. 28 said he was “appalled” to learn that attorneys ...

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German-speaking attorney helps injured bicyclist recover future costs – $21,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 8, 2011, German citizen Michael Sprick was struck by a Hostess bread truck while traveling in Pulaski County. The bread truck driver alleged that he had been forced off the road and into Sprick by a phantom vehicle. ...

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The extra mile: Two solos secure $21M for badly injured bicyclist (access required)

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A federal judge has approved a $21 million settlement, with $7 million in attorneys’ fees, for the severely injured victim of a collision between a bread truck and a bicycle. The settlement is “one of the largest personal injury settlements ...

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