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Summary Judgment Granted to Plaintiff Seeking Long Term Disability (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to plaintiff who is seeking long term disability benefits for total disability from chronic headaches through her ERISA-qualified employee benefits plan; the court concludes defendant Lincoln National Life Insurance Company misinterpreted the ...

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Coworker Conflict Not ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

An African-American female administrative employee of the Portsmouth City Assessor’s office has not stated a claim for hostile environment under Title VII with allegations that her two African-American female coworkers referred to her skin color as “yellow” and “red” and ...

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No Amendment for Debt Collector’s Contract Claim (access required)

In plaintiff’s lawsuit alleging defendant defamed plaintiff by making false statements that plaintiff forged documents in connection with a contract for debt collection services plaintiff had with SMI Hyundai, an Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation and ...

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No Discrimination Claim for Chemotherapy Patient (access required)

Defendant federal agency and supervisors win summary judgment in this suit filed by an African-American female employee who alleges defendants violated Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by requesting certain medical documentation during plaintiff’s nine-month work absence from ...

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No Injunction in Software Vendor Fight (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff software company’s motion for a preliminary injunction in its suit alleging copyright infringement by defendant, who allegedly “stole” plaintiff’s software code and services developed for a federal agency. Plaintiff Softech Worldwide LLC calls ...

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Stock Buyer’s ‘Due Diligence’ Supports Fraud Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiffs who contracted to sell over 1 million shares of stock in Mediatech, a Virginia-based biotech company, but who later blamed misrepresentations by defendant buyer for their agreement to a sale price of $4 ...

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