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Jury Should Decide Retaliation Claim (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court denies summary judgment for employer in a Title VII action alleging retaliatory termination for reporting sexual harassment of an employee with whom the terminated employee had had an adulterous affair; the parties’ conflicting allegations presented ...

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Subtract ‘John Doe,’ Case Stays in Federal Court (access required)

In this premises liability action in which a commercial tenant sues for injuries from defendant realty company’s alleged use of merphos, a banned pesticide, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to remand; by ignoring a fictitiously named John ...

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Va. Calibration Test DNA on Federal Parkway (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court affirms defendant’s conviction for speeding on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, despite defendant’s claim the magistrate judge improperly admitted readings of a Lisar laser device without proving recent calibration; because Virginia’s guidelines for calibrating speed-detection ...

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Origination Fee Dispute Insufficient for Diversity (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court sua sponte remands a borrower’s complaint seeking damages for excessive origination fees after the parties failed to show the amount in controversy could plausibly exceed $75,000 as required by Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, and Ashcroft ...

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