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Liberty University dismisses disgruntled student’s suit (access required)

Where a student asserted multiple claims against Liberty University stemming from his dissatisfaction with a course in which he received an F grade, each of his claims was dismissed because they failed as a matter of law. Background Jerdonnis Murray ...

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NC-based doctor subject to jurisdiction in WDVA (access required)

Although a doctor who allegedly examined the Martinsville-based patient through a telemedicine program was physically present in North Carolina, there was personal jurisdiction over the doctor. The doctor’s alleged tortious actions are considered to have occurred in Virginia since the ...

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Moderator didn’t violate First Amendment rights (access required)

Where a professor moderating a microaggression panel allowed a student to speak for several minutes before moving on to another attendee’s question, her refusal to let him continue asking questions was not First Amendment retaliation. Background This memorandum opinion provides ...

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University fails to dismiss ex-student’s defamation claims (access required)

Where a former student in the physician assistant studies program at Shenandoah University alleged that university officials made comments about his skills and critical decision making, and raised concerns about patient safety to other university employees that were untrue, he ...

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