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Hearing Ordered on ‘Actual Innocence’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court orders an evidentiary hearing on the question of whether petitioner has made a gateway showing of actual innocence sufficient to excuse the procedural default of certain constitutional claims in the murder-for-hire of petitioner’s girlfriend. The ...

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Employee Fired for Lie on Job Application (access required)

Although a female construction site “helper” claims her marriage to a coworker was annulled before she applied to work for the construction firm, the firm nevertheless could conclude she still was “related to” him under the company’s broad rules about ...

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Deli Manager Can’t Show Bias in Discharge (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to employer, a Kroger store, in this suit alleging race discrimination filed by an African-American employee who was deli manager when the company terminated his 29-year career based on its discovery that ...

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Forum Selection Clause Mandates Texas Transfer (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court orders a transfer of venue to the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, in a construction company’s breach of contract suit against a Houston-based materials company over construction of a metal office building in Culpeper, ...

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