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Discovery Ordered in Racial Gerrymander Suit (access required)

In this suit against the Virginia State Board of Elections alleging plaintiffs’ constitutional rights were violated by the racial gerrymander of Virginia Congressional District 3 during the 2011-12 redistricting cycle, the Richmond U.S. District Court orders a non-party who served ...

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No Suit for “Negativity” in Performance Reviews (access required)

A pharmacist who complains about the “negativity” of employer’s communications about his work performance and instances of alleged harassment and retaliation, has failed to state claims under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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‘New Hire’ Treatment States Retaliation Claim (access required)

A male African-American security officer originally assigned to Mary Washington Hospital who alleges race and gender bias in the security company’s failure to post job openings and decision to promote a white female instead of plaintiff, has stated a claim ...

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Weak Virginia Sales Cited in Venue Transfer (access required)

In plaintiff Taiwanese corporation’s patent infringement suit against a defendant whose production activities occurred in Austin, Texas, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to transfer venue to the Northern District of California; defendant’s sales activity in Virginia has ...

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‘Twiqbal’ Standard Used for Patent Pleadings (access required)

Federal pleading standards under Twombly and Iqbal apply to complaints in patent infringement cases, and will be applied by the Richmond U.S. District Court to measure the sufficiency of complaints for direct infringement, whether literal infringement or infringement by the ...

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