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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Teacher – Retaliation – ‘Employer’ – Limitations (access required)

Where a school teacher alleges adverse job actions as retaliation for a racial harassment complaint, the school board’s motion to dismiss based on the 300-day limitations period is denied by a Roanoke U.S. District Court where at least one alleged ...

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Search & Seizure – Felon In Possession – Pat-Down Search – Gunshots (access required)

Where a suspect acted in a furtive manner as he drove away from the area where an officer heard six gunshots, the officer had cause to require the suspect to exit his vehicle and submit to a pat-down, and the ...

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Insurance – Dec Action – First-to-File Rule (access required)

In an insurer’s declaratory judgment action to determine a corporation’s liability insurance coverage for a personal injury claim, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies the corporation’s motion to dismiss or transfer the action in consideration of a collateral dec action ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – ACCA – Predicate Felony – Burglary (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court holds that a defendant can be sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), based on prior convictions that include a Roanoke City statutory burglary that defendant says cannot serve as a ...

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Criminal – Obstruction Of Justice – Grand Jury Testimony (access required)

In this prosecution of defendant for his role in a former corporate president’s alleged scheme to conceal income and assets through a bogus church, the government’s indictment charging conspiracy and obstruction of justice is fatally defective, and a Roanoke U.S. ...

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Civil Rights – Right To Counsel – Qualified Immunity  (access required)

After allowing trial on a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim that a former criminal defendant whose state-court rape conviction was reversed because defendant officers violated his right to counsel by having a female officer surreptitiously record uncounseled conversations with him ...

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Employment Discrimination – Age – Receptionist Duties (access required)

A 61-year-old African-American secretary for a nonprofit family services agency loses her age discrimination suit alleging she was replaced a younger white woman and asked to answer phones on a temporary basis, with the same pay and benefits, in this ...

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