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Recusal Not Required, But Judge Transfers Case (access required)

In plaintiff power company’s suit alleging defendant owners of shorefront property in Franklin County are building a dock that violates plaintiff’s property rights, the Roanoke U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motion seeking the court’s recusal, but exercises its discretion to ...

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Employer Justified ‘No Rehire’ Status (access required)

A time-share salesman for the Massanutten resort who was demoted, then terminated and designated ineligible for rehire cannot show adverse employment action was based on his complaint of discrimination in favor of another salesman who had a romantic relationship with ...

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No Long-Term Disability for Fibromyalgia & Pain (access required)

With multiple opinions by plaintiff’s treating healthcare providers and providers who reviewed her condition for defendant disability plan, the Roanoke U.S. District Court upholds denial of long-term disability benefits for plaintiff’s conditions of chronic pain, fibromyalgia and depression; plaintiff cannot ...

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Firefighter Alleges Retaliation for Funding Complaint (access required)

In this suit by a volunteer firefighter who alleges he resigned his position as treasurer of the nonstock Fire Department corporation and was suspended as a member after he raised issues about lack of funding and inadequate resources, the Harrisonburg ...

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Competency Not at Issue for Habeas Petition (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s motion to find him incompetent and to stay these federal habeas proceedings pending petitioner’s restoration to competency; petitioner’s present competence is irrelevant to the court’s consideration of his habeas petition. Petitioner was convicted ...

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