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Employer’s Harassment Response was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of its earlier summary judgment for employer in plaintiff’s suit alleging sexual harassment and retaliation based on a co-worker’s interest in dating plaintiff. Plaintiff worked for a contractor that handled defendant Elizabeth Arden’s ...

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No Race Bias Claim for Skype Interview (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant Apple did not hire him for an “At-Home Advisor” position because he is a white male, based on defendant having interviewed him over Skype and allegedly made its hiring decision ...

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Wrongful Discharge Claim Goes to State Court (access required)

Although plaintiff amended her employment discrimination complaint to omit a state-law wrongful discharge claim but keep a sexual harassment claim, and then filed her state-law wrongful discharge claim in state court, the employer can’t win dismissal of both claims from ...

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Power Company Sues Homeowners Over Dock (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear plaintiff power company’s declaratory judgment complaint against defendant landowners at Smith Mountain Lake who are building a dock that allegedly violates plaintiff’s rights under a flowage easement and a license ...

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Website Claims ‘Fair Use’ of Candidate Photo (access required)

A photographer has stated a claim for copyright violation for a website’s unauthorized use of plaintiff’s photo of a political candidate; defendant cannot claim “fair use” in a motion to dismiss, says the Roanoke U.S. District Court. According to her ...

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