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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Western District

College Official Claims Race Bias in Firing (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Magis­trate Judge recommends summary judg­ment for defendant university in this Title VII suit filed by a female African-Ameri­can administrator who claims racial bias led to her termination as Director of In­stitutional Research and Assessment; the evidence ...

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No Relief for ‘Gravely Unjust’ ACCA Sentence (access required)

Although the Charlottesville U.S. Dis­trict Court is troubled by defendant’s 2005 sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act, based on prior “violent fel­ony” convictions from over 45 years ago, the court cannot grant relief from defen­dant’s mandatory 15-year sentence for ...

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Company’s Nonsolicitation Claim Advances (access required)

A company that offered physical and occupational therapy services to skilled nursing facilities may sue a competitor for breach of a Nondisclosure Agreement the parties signed during negotiations for de­fendant to buy plaintiff, by alleged solici­tation of plaintiff’s staff; however, ...

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Court Strikes City Council’s ‘Group Defamation’ Ban (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court enjoins enforcement of the Charlot­tesville City Council’s rule banning “group defamation” by speakers, who have three minutes each to speak on any topic during a “matters by the pub­lic” period at council meetings, against a ...

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Man died after delayed diagnosis for thyroid cancer – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a patient of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center from late 2011 through his death from can­cer in June 2013. He sought care beginning in December 2011 for thyroid-related symp­toms, including a prominent goiter. As part of the ...

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