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Enemy Combatant’s Torture Suit Dismissed (access required)

In this suit by an Algerian citizen against former government officials alleging abuse, mistreatment and torture by U.S. military personnel during plaintiff’s detention in multiple countries, the suit is dismissed because, among other reasons, the Military Commissions Act bars courts ...

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Coach Sues Superintendent on Contract Claim (access required)

On the magistrate judge’s recommendation, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies dismissal of claims under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983 alleging defendant school superintendent discriminated against plaintiff, an African-American male computer technician and coach, by not renewing his contract ...

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Shareholders Claim Directors Missed ‘Red Flags’ (access required)

In this shareholder derivative action against Capital One officers and directors alleging inadequate oversight of a third-party call center’s marketing of add-on products, the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses claims for corporate waste and unjust enrichment, but says plaintiffs have ...

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No Race Bias Claim for White Professor (access required)

Although plaintiff, a male Caucasian professor, points to two other Caucasian professors who were denied tenure by defendant Virginia State University, a historically African-American institution, he has not stated a plausible claim of employment discrimination based on race and the ...

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