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Wrongful termination and related claims go forward (access required)

Where plaintiff was discharged from her bartending jobs at two different Fraternal Order of Eagles clubs, her claims for wrongful termination, a whistleblower violation and tortious interference survive defendants’ demurrers. Plaintiff is granted leave to amend her complaint to plead ...

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Taxpayers have standing to contest upgrade (access required)

Plaintiff taxpayers have standing to challenge a decision by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to expend funds to update and modernize the county’s zoning ordinances. Plaintiffs have alleged that the expenditures were made without proper notice, an in-person quorum ...

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Inapt comparators are fatal to gender bias suit (access required)

Where a Walmart store manager claimed she was paid less than male colleagues, but her alleged comparators worked in different departments, had different duties and dealt with different decisionmakers, she failed to state a prima facie case of gender bias ...

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Norfolk fire chief sued for race discrimination (access required)

Although a Norfolk fire captain previously, but unsuccessfully, sued the City of Norfolk for impeding his ability to apply for a battalion chief position, because that prior suit did not name the fire chief in his individual capacity, and because ...

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Stalking elements not proved in protective order petition (access required)

On reconsideration, the court again denies petitioner’s motion for a protective order because she did not prove that respondent, more than once, placed her “in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault, or bodily injury.” The statutes “The petition was ...

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Habeas granted because of prosecutor’s improper closing arguments (access required)

Where the prosecutor’s improper statements during closing arguments on charges of sexual assault, including asking the jury to convict the defendant based on the prospective sins of others, the remarks so prejudiced the defendant’s substantial rights that he was denied ...

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