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Pro Se Suit Dismissed as Discovery Sanction (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motion for sanctions and dis­misses with prejudice this pro se suit alleg­ing defendants fired plaintiff because he is African-American; plaintiff has repeatedly violated orders from the court to partici­pate in discovery and has ...

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Court Allows Expert on ‘Police Practices’ (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging excessive force used by five defendant police officers, a Ro­anoke U.S. District Court refuses to exclude testimony of plaintiff’s expert on police conduct; and plaintiff, who filed his initial excessive force complaint while incarcer­ated and who ...

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ADEA Retaliation Claim Needs ‘Protected Activity’ (access required)

An emergency department receptionist who alleges she was nine months away from qualifying for lifetime health insur­ance under her United Steelworkers union contract when the hospital’s new owner, who allegedly was hostile to the union, be­gan harassing her to get ...

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