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Plaintiff lacks standing to challenge removal of Lee statue (access required)

Even if the court issued a decision preventing the delisting of a statue of Robert E. Lee from The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, that would not prevent the governor from having the statue physically removed from Monument Avenue. ...

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Inevitable discovery can’t rescue unlawful search (access required)

Where the search of the defendant’s car was unlawful, the government could not rely on the inevitable discovery doctrine because there was no evidence that, based on the traffic violations alone, the officer would have arrested the defendant or impounded ...

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Nurse fails to allege she was retaliated against (access required)

Where a nurse failed to allege facts showing the UVA Medical Center treated her differently than similarly situated employees after she lodged sexual harassment complaints against two co-workers, her retaliation claim was dismissed. Background In her amended complaint, Tina McCoy ...

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Ex-general counsel wins $3.7 million judgment against company, owner (access required)

Where a company promised to pay its general counsel a $100,000 signing bonus and a $1.2 million annual salary but failed to pay him for three years, a default judgment was entered against the company. And because its owner made ...

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Policyholder can’t recoup over $622K in life insurance premiums (access required)

Although the policyholder alleged he was fraudulently induced into purchasing the life insurance policy, he failed to show a false statement of material fact was made, and the fraud claim was barred by the economic loss rule. As such, the ...

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