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No Long-Term Disability for Fibromyalgia & Pain (access required)

With multiple opinions by plaintiff’s treating healthcare providers and providers who reviewed her condition for defendant disability plan, the Roanoke U.S. District Court upholds denial of long-term disability benefits for plaintiff’s conditions of chronic pain, fibromyalgia and depression; plaintiff cannot ...

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Court Employee States Religious Bias Claim (access required)

A female African-American Muslim employee of a juvenile and domestic relations court services unit who alleges race, age and religious discrimination based on denial of promotions despite her supervisory experience, disparate discipline and retaliatory termination may sue may sue for ...

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Bio-Patent Case Stayed for IPR (access required)

In this patent case involving development of automated technologies to minimize degradation of stored biological samples in ultra-low temperature freezers, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants defendant company’s motion to stay proceedings pending conclusion of inter partes review of the ...

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Fraud Claim Barred by Res Judicata (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant bank in plaintiff’s fraud and misrepresentation action against the bank; plaintiff’s claims are barred by res judicata and, alternatively, by Va. Code § 8.01-243’s two-year statute of limitations for fraud-based ...

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Firefighter Alleges Retaliation for Funding Complaint (access required)

In this suit by a volunteer firefighter who alleges he resigned his position as treasurer of the nonstock Fire Department corporation and was suspended as a member after he raised issues about lack of funding and inadequate resources, the Harrisonburg ...

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Competency Not at Issue for Habeas Petition (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s motion to find him incompetent and to stay these federal habeas proceedings pending petitioner’s restoration to competency; petitioner’s present competence is irrelevant to the court’s consideration of his habeas petition. Petitioner was convicted ...

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Officer Says She Was Fired for Harassment Claim (access required)

A former senior correctional officer can try her sex discrimination and retaliatory discharge claims based on evidence that defendants did not discipline or terminate other officers for “inattentiveness” when they were “throwing up sick” on duty, but the Roanoke U.S. ...

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