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Store Employee Sued for Improper ‘Stacking’ (access required)

A Wal-Mart shopper who alleges she was injured when store merchandise fell onto her head and shoulders can sue Wal-Mart employees for alleged negligence in mishandling merchandise being stacked on store shelves; because the individual store employees are properly named, ...

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Court Grants Touhy Request for Testimony (access required)

In a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s disability discrimination case against the U.S. Navy and others, the Norfolk U.S. District Court overrules the Navy’s attorney-client privilege objections to the magistrate judge’s grant of plaintiff’s Touhy request to compel testimony of Jose Rovira ...

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Court Sets 20 Hours’ Trial Time for Each Side (access required)

In a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s disability discrimination case against the U.S. Navy and others, the Norfolk U.S. District Court grants defendants’ joint motion to establish and maintain a trial schedule, limiting each side to 20 hours of trial time for ...

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No ‘Employer’ Jury Instruction in Bias Trial (access required)

Although a Norfolk U.S. District Court earlier granted summary judgment holding that the joint employer doctrine applies to a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s Rehabilitation Act claim against the U.S. Navy, the court will not preliminarily instruct the jury that “the Navy ...

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Class action suit over Fair Credit notice settles for $20M (access required)

The plaintiffs claimed that the defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”) by: (1) failing to provide consumers with notice that they were furnishing an employment-purposed consumer report “at the time” they ...

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Class action brought for alleged Fair Credit reporting violations (access required)

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., in connection with preparing background reports. Specifically, plaintiffs contended that the defendant website violated the FCRA by (1) reporting criminal records to ...

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Defense Lawyer’s Suit Against Prosecutor Advances (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a criminal defense lawyer has stated claims including false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of process and intentional infliction of emotional distress  against the commonwealth’s attorney, for whom she formerly worked; plaintiff alleges defendant pursued ...

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Defense Lawyer’s Job Application Not a ‘Conflict’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court rejects petitioner’s “bizarre theory” that his court-appointed trial lawyer had a conflict of interest because he had a pending application for a magistrate judge position in the same federal court that sentenced petitioner on mail ...

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