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Teacher’s Age Discrimination Claims Dismissed (access required)

A school teacher who alleges she was not promoted to assistant principal because of age discrimination has her claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act dismissed by the Norfolk U.S. District Court. Suffolk ...

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Carrier Has No Duty to Defend Harassment Suit (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court adopts a recommendation from a magistrate judge and holds that plaintiff insurance company has no duty to defend an architect who alleged sexually harassed a coworker who was an interior designer at the design ...

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Claim Construction in Silicon Carbide Patent Case (access required)

In this litigation over patents related to the growth of silicon carbide, a semiconductor material composed of silicon and carbide, a Norfolk U.S. District Court conducts a Markman hearing on a variety of disputed terms. The general growth method at ...

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