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Court Admits, Excludes Disability Expert Opinions (access required)

Prior to trial of a hospital security guard’s disability bias claim, a hospital cannot exclude expert opinion testimony from a school psychologist who diagnosed plaintiff’s dyslexia on the grounds that her testing is designed for children; the court will exclude ...

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Dyslexic Security Guard Requests Written Schedule (access required)

A hospital security officer who was fired for missing assigned work shifts after he repeatedly requested a written copy of his work schedule as an accommodation of his dyslexia can try his claims of discrimination/retaliation and reasonable accommodation under the ...

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College Official Claims Race Bias in Firing (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Magis­trate Judge recommends summary judg­ment for defendant university in this Title VII suit filed by a female African-Ameri­can administrator who claims racial bias led to her termination as Director of In­stitutional Research and Assessment; the evidence ...

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No Relief for ‘Gravely Unjust’ ACCA Sentence (access required)

Although the Charlottesville U.S. Dis­trict Court is troubled by defendant’s 2005 sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act, based on prior “violent fel­ony” convictions from over 45 years ago, the court cannot grant relief from defen­dant’s mandatory 15-year sentence for ...

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