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FTCA suit barred by sovereign immunity (access required)

A federal court in Virginia has dismissed the claim of a woman who entered a naval base and was injured when a guard activated a security barrier. Judge Mark S. Davis of the Eastern District of Virginia found the woman’s ...

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‘Insulting words’: Woman can sue ex for defamation (access required)

Where a woman alleged that her ex-boyfriend sent false and defamatory emails to her government employer after their relationship ended, her defamation and insulting words claims survive his motion to dismiss. Judge Norman K. Moon of the Western District of ...

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Malicious prosecution damages reduced (access required)

A Virginia state court has substantially reduced a jury’s award of $95,000 in compensatory damages and $105,000 in punitive damages in a malicious prosecution case. Although the plaintiff suffered greatly and incurred almost $100,000 in medical bills, Judge Everett A. ...

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Charlottesville jury awards $15M wrongful death verdict (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court jury handed down a $15 million verdict to the mother and sister of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player murdered by her boyfriend in 2010. The jury awarded the verdict in Love v. Huguely on ...

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‘Single nugget of misconduct’: Evidence of pretextual firing saves ADA claim (access required)

An employee who routinely received above-average performance reviews and received the highest rating possible in her last two reviews before her termination will have her discrimination case heard by a jury. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the ...

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Constitutional challenge of school COVID policy fails (access required)

All claims filed by parents challenging a now defunct Fairfax County Public School’s COVID quarantine policy have been dismissed by a Virginia federal court. The parents’ primary argument was that the policy violated equal protection because it treated their unvaccinated ...

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