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‘Showing Up’ Is Essential Job Requirement (access required)

A Russian linguist hired as an instructor for the Department of Defense who had chronic attendance problems and ultimately was terminated for being AWOL cannot sue for disability discrimination based on her fear of flying; the Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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No FDCPA Claim for Robo-Calls (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s complaint alleging violations of federal and state law arising from defendant mortgage company’s 130 debt-collection calls that disrupted her home-based business and included harassment by defendant’s agent. The court dismisses plaintiff’s claim under ...

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‘Public Disclosure’ No Bar to FCA Overbilling Claim (access required)

Defendant government contractor’s report to the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General disclosing “unacceptable” time-billing practices, but denying overbilling, was not a “public disclosure” that would bar relator’s suit under the False Claims Act; the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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Suit Dismissed for Failure to Exhaust (access required)

The Newport News U.S. District Court dismisses a nurse’s pro se complaint alleging disability discrimination suit because her charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission did not administratively exhaust claims filed in her suit. The amended complaint focuses this ...

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No Stay in Fraud-Detection Software Case (access required)

In plaintiff software developer’s suit alleging defendant title company has infringed plaintiff’s patented real estate settlement fraud prevention software system, a Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a motion to stay this suit pending a decision by the Patent Trial and ...

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‘Excusable Neglect’ Found for Filing Delay (access required)

A defendant’s one-day delay – due to the weather, a national holiday and forgetfulness – in filing reply briefs to accompany their motions to dismiss and/or transfer plaintiffs’ business tort suit is deemed “excusable neglect,” and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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