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School Employee’s ‘Hostile Environment’ Claim Dismissed (access required)

An African-American instructional materials technician loses her Title VII suit alleging defendant school system subjected her to a hostile environment and terminated her due to her race; her failure to identify comparators who were treated less harshly in the workplace, ...

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Doctor Has Claim for FCA Retaliation (access required)

A cardiologist who alleges he was terminated after he complained about improper Medicare billing practices can sue for post-termination retaliation under the False Claims Act, says a Richmond U.S. District Court. Defendant Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg employs physicians to render ...

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‘Fair Use’ Asserted Against Copyright Claim (access required)

In this copyright infringement action, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to strike most of defendant’s affirmative defenses, including fair use and unclean hands, based on a claim that plaintiff is responsible for initially seeding some of its ...

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No ADA Claim for Firefighter’s ADHD (access required)

Although plaintiff firefighter received various accommodations while training to become a firefighter/EMT, he has failed to state disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act or racial discrimination under Title VII, and the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses his ...

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