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No Title VII Claim for Harassment by Students (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses an African-American male’s suit alleging defendant public school system violated Title VII and the Age Discrimination Employment Act when it dropped him from the roster of substitute teachers; the district judge accepts the magistrate ...

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Portions of Release Admissible to Show Risk (access required)

Prior to trial of plaintiff’s suit for injuries he suffered while playing indoor Segway Polo at the Homestead hotel, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to exclude the “Segway Personal Transporter Tours Liability Release Form” in its entirety; ...

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Inadequate Responses Prompt Discovery Sanctions (access required)

In responding to discovery requests, a party cannot simply assert that a “document speaks for itself as the best evidence of its contents,” and the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court deems “admitted” certain requests for admission and will award reasonable attorney’s ...

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