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Not ‘Fitting In’ Did Not Prompt Tenure Denial (access required)

Defendant Longwood University wins summary judgment in plaintiff marketing professor’s suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 alleging she was denied tenure due to her Turkish ethnicity and national origin, as demonstrated by faculty comments that she “did not fit in”; ...

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No Fraudulent Joinder in Apartment Mold Suit (access required)

A tenant’s suit alleging injury from significant mold levels in her apartment is remanded from Richmond U.S. District Court to Virginia state court; defendants failed to show fraudulent joinder of the apartment complex manager, as plaintiff alleged she relied on ...

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Fair Debt Claim Survives for ‘Validation Notice’ (access required)

A consumer debtor suing defendant debt collector has stated a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act with allegations that defendant’s initial collection letter failed to comply with statutory requirements for a proper debt “validation notice” informing plaintiff of ...

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Contractor Can Try Computer Fraud Claims Against Sub (access required)

In this dispute between a plaintiff and his company who subcontracted with defendant to supply labor on a Department of Defense contract, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims for retaliation in violation of the ...

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Va. Common Law Robbery Is ‘Violent Crime’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court overrules defendant’s objection to the court’s calculation of defendant’s base offense level of 22 in sentencing him on his guilty plea to firearm possession by a convicted felon; defendant’s prior robbery conviction counts toward this ...

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Suit Dismissed for Plaintiff’s Lack of Response (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit by a male African-American hospital pharmacist who claims he was not afforded progressive discipline for alleged work errors prior to his termination, in contrast to Caucasian employees who received suspensions prior to ...

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