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Residency Program Directors Not ‘State Actors’ (access required)

A plaintiff who failed defendant hospital’s family medicine residency program who alleges race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation for working hours in excess of established guidelines under the American Council for Graduate Medical Education, has not stated claims ...

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Computer Fraud Claims Split in Federal, State Courts (access required)

In plaintiff software company’s suit against a competitor who allegedly decrypted former customer passwords to gain access to plaintiff’s confidential trade secrets, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s state law claims for false pretenses and encryption are not preempted ...

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No Securities Fraud Claims Against Online Company (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses this securities fraud class action filed by a firefighters’ pension fund against defendant K12 Inc., a provider of online classroom services, whose stock price declined by nearly 40 percent on Oct. 9, 2013, following ...

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Company Suit Waived Forum-Selection Clause (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court will hear a declaratory judgment action filed by plaintiff Kettler International against Starbucks Corporation, which alleges defects in Kettler’s “Carlo” patio chairs Starbucks bought for its Arizona and California stores, which caused injury to a ...

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Male Professors Sue NSU for Equal Pay (access required)

In this 66-year-old African-American male mathematics professor’s suit alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act by defendant Norfolk State University, the Norfolk U.S. District Court conditionally certifies a class of similarly situated male professors, based on NSU’s submission of its ...

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Statewide Class Certified in Law Firm FDCPA Suit (access required)

In this suit alleging defendant law firm’s form collection letter violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Richmond U.S. District Court rejects plaintiff’s motion to certify a class of Henrico County residents and grants defendant’s motion to certify a ...

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