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Court Records Sealed Under Local Rule (access required)

In this pending civil action, a Norfolk U.S. District Court magistrate judge grants defendant’s motion that certain documents filed as part of defendant’s memorandum opposing plaintiff’s motion in limine be marked confidential and placed under seal under local rules. Exhibit ...

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No Claim from Teacher Transfer (access required)

Although defendant school system transferred the African-American plaintiff to a teaching position at an “alternative learning school” after a marijuana possession charge against him was nolle prossed, plaintiff has not stated a claim for racially motivated discrimination based on the ...

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Below-Limit Settlement Can Trigger Excess Policy (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses defendant insurance carrier’s counterclaim against plaintiff business seeking a declaration that plaintiff’s excess insurance coverage has not been triggered because plaintiff has not exhausted its coverage with lower-tier insurance carriers, which did not pay ...

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No Claim from Isolated Incidents (access required)

A sheriff wins summary judgment in this race discrimination suit in which an African-American male inmate services counselor alleged a “hostile environment” arising from another African-American coworker leaving a watermelon at his work station, a Caucasian coworker making a comment, ...

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