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Employer Could Change Attendance Policy (access required)

An employer wins summary judgment in plaintiff’s suit alleging age and disability discrimination; the Newport News U.S. District Court says employer proved plaintiff was terminated after she failed to return to work following expiration of her extended leave under the ...

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Stay Lifted in Voting Records Case (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court lifts a stay in order to implement its earlier decision that Virginia election officials violated the National Voter Registration Act by refusing to disclose completed voter registration applications with voters’ Social Security numbers redacted. Contrary ...

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Court’s Fee Award Less than ‘Laffey Matrix’ (access required)

Lawyers based in Washington D.C. who won plaintiff Project Vote’s suit seeking expanded access to voter registration records, are not entitled to attorney’s fees based on their projected hourly rates ranging from $374 for associates up to $734 for partners, ...

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Collection Agency Owes Fees After FDCPA Default (access required)

A debtor wins $9,385.50 in damages and attorney’s fees in a default judgment against a Georgia debt collection agency in her suit alleging the agency violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it threatened legal action it could not ...

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