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Christian’s religious bias claim survives (access required)

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A printing manager who says he was fired by a boss with a record of making anti-Christian remarks can go forward with his religious discrimination claim. A Harrisonburg federal judge has denied summary judgment in the case. The plaintiff contends ...

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Gross Negligence Claim Survives for Tainted Salad (access required)

Three plaintiffs who alleged they became ill after eating two bags of “Asian Chopped Salad” purchased from defendant Sam’s Club and produced by defendant Taylor Farms, have stated claims for willful and wanton negligence and gross negligence with allegations that ...

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Consent Decree OK’d for DuPont’s Mercury Damage (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court approves a $42 million proposed Consent Decree between the federal and state governments and DuPont over damage to natural resources arising from DuPont’s twenty-year use of mercury in the manufacture of acetate fibers at its ...

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Sales Ratio Comparison Stated False Ad Claim (access required)

In this dispute between two producers of “wood-alternative decking,” a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses as “puffery” plaintiff’s Lanham Act claims based on statements that defendant is “number one” and the “preferred premium leader” in product categories, but refuses to ...

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Despite jury exoneration, lawyer faces bar charges (access required)

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A Roanoke County lawyer accused in connection with an investment fraud avoided personal liability in a federal jury trial but now faces Virginia State Bar ethics charges. The allegations against William Lee Andrews III arise from an apparent $325,000 swindle ...

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