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Court Transfers False Claims Suit Against Duke U. (access required)

In this False Claims Act suit alleging the Duke University defendants knowingly falsified medical research data in order to obtain federal grants from various agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health, the Danville U.S. District ...

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Nursing Student’s Free Speech Claim Advances (access required)

A nursing student who complained in class and to administrators about qualified instructors leaving the program, to be replaced by unqualified instructors, and who alleges she was subjected to a phony student misconduct charge in retaliation, states a claim against ...

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Exhibit Partially Sealed in Sex Bias Case (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging sex discrimination and harassment and assault and battery, a Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge partially grants defendant employer’s motion to seal an exhibit allegedly involving an investigation into an unrelated matter involving nonparty employees; the ...

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Possible Spoliation Sanction for Prison Officials (access required)

Defendant prison officials who destroyed surveillance video footage of a fight that occurred between an inmate and plaintiff inmate, who claims defendants violated his Eighth Amendment rights when they failed to intervene, should be subjected to sanctions for spoliation, a ...

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