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School’s acts were not adverse employment actions (access required)

A woman’s assertion that her supervisor at VCU made several derogatory remarks about African-American women during a meeting was insufficient to support her discrimination and retaliation claims because she could not establish that the university’s actions, such as giving her ...

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Fair market value paid for properties condemned for pipeline (access required)

The court found that Atlantic Coast Pipeline offered evidence at trial as to the value of the easements condemned through its valuation expert, and landowners received fair market value for their properties. Background Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC seeks to exercise ...

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Refusal to sign agreement sinks Title VII claim (access required)

The court agreed that Winchester Medical Center did not discriminate or retaliate against its former nursing director, finding there is no adverse employment action when an employer declines to pay discretionary severance benefits because a terminated employee refuses to sign ...

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Fraudulent transfer claim still timely after arbitration (access required)

After an arbitration agreement was confirmed, the plaintiff alleged in district court that the consulting company fraudulently transferred assets to its individual owner, leaving no assets to satisfy the judgment. Although the district court dismissed the fraudulent transfer and a ...

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