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Sanctions for Complaint Against School Lawyer (access required)

After dismissing plaintiffs’ suit alleging defendant schools, their principals and teachers, and their lawyer discriminated against black and special education students, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants the school board lawyer’s motion to sanction plaintiffs’ counsel for the complaint’s lack ...

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Residency Program Directors Not ‘State Actors’ (access required)

A plaintiff who failed defendant hospital’s family medicine residency program who alleges race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation for working hours in excess of established guidelines under the American Council for Graduate Medical Education, has not stated claims ...

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Statewide Class Certified in Law Firm FDCPA Suit (access required)

In this suit alleging defendant law firm’s form collection letter violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Richmond U.S. District Court rejects plaintiff’s motion to certify a class of Henrico County residents and grants defendant’s motion to certify a ...

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Criminal Record Does Not Disqualify Class Plaintiff (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it did not provide him with a copy of the credit report that allegedly prompted withdrawal of a conditional offer of employment, a Richmond U.S. District Court ...

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Bankruptcy Lawyer’s Court Suspension Upheld (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court affirms a joint order of the bankruptcy court suspending appellant from practicing in the Eastern District of Virginia’s Bankruptcy Court for four months, ordering appellant to undergo legal education regarding bankruptcy law and ethics and ...

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No Venue Change in Drug Antitrust Case (access required)

In the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of defendant pharmaceutical company for potentially anticompetitive conduct involving its branded drug Suboxone, in which the FTC is seeking discovery of an additional 28,000 documents withheld on the ground of attorney-client privilege, the Richmond ...

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