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Manager Not Proper Pay ‘Comparator’ (access required)

Although two employees both were “program managers” in a city utility department, the female manager administered multi-million dollar contracts with outside engineering and construction companies, while plaintiff male manager managed in-house employees on maintenance and construction projects, and the Richmond ...

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Court Orders Dismissal with Prejudice (access required)

In plaintiff’s patent infringement suit against H&M for allegedly selling underwire brassieres that infringed on plaintiff’s patent, the Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to voluntarily dismiss with prejudice. Because dismissal with or without prejudice is a question of ...

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Court Abstains in Developer’s Suit Against County (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will apply the Burford abstention doctrine to abstain from hearing a developer’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit against a county board of supervisors that denied the developer’s application to modify its existing, approved zoning to ...

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‘State Secrets’ Halt CIA Agent’s Bias Suit (access required)

An African-American male plaintiff who alleges his employer, the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, discriminated against him on the basis of his race and his disability of narcolepsy, has his suit dismissed under defendant’s state secrets privilege; the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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