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Plaintiff could nonsuit after defendant’s motion to dismiss (access required)

Defendant objected to plaintiff’s notice of voluntarily dismissal without prejudice, which plaintiff filed after defendant moved to dismiss the suit. Defendant argued its motion to dismiss was actually a motion for summary judgment because it relied upon additional documents. The ...

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Former school supervisor’s can sue for equal pay (access required)

Former school supervisor established a prima facie case of equal pay discrimination, when compared to her predecessor and successor, requiring jury to assess the School Board’s reasons for pay disparity. Background Debra Colley was employed by the Dickenson County School ...

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Strip-search of visitor to prison was reasonable (access required)

Where prison officials had a tip that a prisoner was smuggling contraband into the prison and a visitor’s gestures and mannerisms were nervous, a strip-search of the visitor was reasonable. Background Angela Calloway was strip-searched during the course of visiting ...

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Plaintiff’s claims barred by statute of limitations (access required)

Plaintiff sued the manufacturer of a machine and the company that manufactured a solvent used in the operation of the machine, alleging her exposure to the solvent caused permanent injuries. The court held that, because the record established the plaintiff’s ...

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United States allowed to foreclose against real property (access required)

The United States previously obtained judgment against an individual who failed to pay taxes for 11 years. It now moved to foreclose real property owned by the defendant. The court granted the United States’ motion for summary judgment and ordered ...

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True statement prompts dismissal of Lanham Act claim (access required)

Liberty Counsel, an organization dedicated to advancing Christian causes, sued GuideStar, a nonprofit organization that maintains an extensive online directory of profiles on other nonprofits, after GuideStar reported the Southern Poverty Law Center had designated Liberty Counsel as a hate ...

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