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Plaintiff Not ‘Diligent’ in Discovery Effort (access required)

In a shipyard employee’s “hybrid” Section 301 suit against his union local and the terminal that fired him, the magistrate judge for the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s lawyer waited too long to serve discovery and denies his request ...

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Payroll Count May Show Title VII ‘Employer’ (access required)

A daycare teacher who alleges she was demoted then terminated in violation of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act has raised a genuine issue of material fact that defendant daycare center is a covered employer, says a magistrate ...

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Challenge to Patent ‘Revival’ Is Timely (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court declines to dismiss a drug company’s suit challenging defendant U.S Patent & Trademark Office’s decision to revive an abandoned international patent application as the ‘218 patent. Plaintiff challenges the revival decision under 35 U.S.C. § ...

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Refusal to Sell to Tenant Not Discrimination (access required)

In this suit alleging defendant real estate company discriminated against plaintiffs, an African-American woman and her black Hispanic fiancé who had rented a townhouse for eight years, by declining to sell them the townhouse, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants ...

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Discharge for Alleged Bogus Harassment Claim (access required)

A government contract employee who alleges he was removed from his consultant position on complaints by the supervising company that his work was shoddy and he had sexually harassed a female independent contractor has not alleged claims for race discrimination ...

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Company’s Investment Arbitration Claim Transferred (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says it has both subject matter and personal jurisdiction over this suit seeking confirmation of a $2.8 million arbitral award in favor of plaintiff insurance company and against the Argentine Republic, but the court transfers ...

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