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Expert excluded in dead body case (access required)

The court will grant the prosecution’s motion in limine to exclude opinion testimony from defendant’s expert because it is speculative and therefore is inadmissible. Overview “[T]he alleged facts include [defendant] Shaw having cleaned the body with bleach, cleaned the decedent’s ...

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Denial of church’s zoning requests didn’t violate law (access required)

Where a church was aware of zoning restrictions when it purchased property, it could not have had a reasonable expectation of religious land use, dooming its claim under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, or RLUIPA. Because the ...

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Medical assistant can pursue race discrimination claim (access required)

Where a former medical assistant for the University of Virginia Medical Center alleged her termination was the result of race discrimination, at the motion to dismiss stage UVA could not rely on her termination document to argue that she was ...

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