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Plaintiff gets fees at local rates in discovery dispute (access required)

In awarding plaintiff reasonable fees for prevailing on a discovery dispute against the Virginia Department of Corrections, the court said the appropriate rate was that charged by counsel in the Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division, because there was no ...

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Claim not barred by release agreement (access required)

Although an employee signed a general release agreement, the employer was not entitled to summary judgment because there is dispute whether the agreement provided rights more beneficial than under the law. Background James Tolle filed this employment discrimination action under ...

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Parties fail to prove they have right to intervene (access required)

Parties who claimed that sensitive and confidential personal information was at risk of being exposed in a suit brought by an insurer will not be allowed to intervene as defendants. Background RLI Insurance Company and Nexus Services Inc. entered into ...

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