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Interior Designer Pays Price for Poor Work (access required)

Due to defendant interior design com­pany’s failure to respond to discovery and otherwise defend against plaintiff client’s suit, an Alexandria U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge awards plain­tiff a default judgment in her suit al­leging breach of contract, trespass and violation ...

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Suit Alleges Complaint About ‘Ethnic’ Dress (access required)

In an African-American administrative assistant’s Title VII suit alleging her employ­er showing race-based favoritism toward a white administrative assistant, the Rich­mond U.S. District Court will strike from the complaint, as not exhausted in plaintiff’s EEOC charge, allegations relating to plain­tiff’s ...

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Mother claimed physician diagnosed, but failed to treat condition, child suffered as result – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was an ob­stetric patient under the care of the defen­dant physician group. On Sept. 28, 2011, at 28 weeks, 2 days gestation, her membranes rup­tured. She was admitted to the hospital for close observation. Her Group B strep status ...

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Client Owes Lawyer for Improper Removal (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court up­holds a magistrate judge’s order requiring plaintiff lawyer’s client to pay plaintiff $3,325.75 in actual expenses, including attorney’s fees, for the client’s improper removal of the lawyer’s collection action to federal court after it had ...

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Qualified Immunity Applies in Fair Housing Case (access required)

Defendant housing officials for the city of Richmond have qualified immunity in a suit filed by Latino residents of mobile homes alleging selective and discrimina­tory enforcement of building codes against Latino homeowners violated federal and state fair housing laws. Plaintiffs ...

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Federal Court Cannot Hear Physician License Suit (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will abstain from considering a former Virgin­ia-licensed physician’s suit against the Virginia Board of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University for claims in­cluding a failure to relicense him on the basis of a prior felony conviction ...

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