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Age Bias Claim Fails for Faulty Remedy (access required)

Adopting the magistrate judge’s recommendation, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s age discrimination complaint for failure to demand available relief; the pro se plaintiff has a plausible claim but she failed to meet minimum pleading standards when she asked ...

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Petitioner Shows ‘Good Cause’ for Depositions (access required)

In this capital habeas case, a Roanoke U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s second motion seeking leave to conduct discovery prior to holding an evidentiary hearing to determine the reliability of any new evidence proffered to show petitioner’s actual innocence. Earlier, ...

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Suit Dismissed for No Discovery Response (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses with prejudice civil rights claims filed by three of the five plaintiffs who allege a Charlottesville city ordinance that restricts panhandling to certain areas violates their First Amendment rights; the court accepts the magistrate ...

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Carrier’s Dec Action OK on ‘Notice’ Under Policy (access required)

Insurance policy coverage issues are routinely decided by federal courts sitting in diversity and the Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss the carrier’s suit raising questions of coverage and indemnification based on the matter of ...

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