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Court Upholds Red Onion Security Classes (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant correctional officials in this suit by an inmate who asserts constitutional challenges to certain classification procedures that allegedly have prevented him from earning his release from highly restrictive living conditions ...

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No Trade Secret Claim for ‘Secret’ Recipes (access required)

Plaintiffs, who are suing their former business partner in operating an Asian-American restaurant, cannot sue defendant for trademark infringement of the “Mimosa Asian Fusion” name and logo, as the parties’ pending state court litigation has not resolved what rights defendant ...

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Court Admits, Excludes Disability Expert Opinions (access required)

Prior to trial of a hospital security guard’s disability bias claim, a hospital cannot exclude expert opinion testimony from a school psychologist who diagnosed plaintiff’s dyslexia on the grounds that her testing is designed for children; the court will exclude ...

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Dyslexic Security Guard Requests Written Schedule (access required)

A hospital security officer who was fired for missing assigned work shifts after he repeatedly requested a written copy of his work schedule as an accommodation of his dyslexia can try his claims of discrimination/retaliation and reasonable accommodation under the ...

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