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Inmate raises successful ADA and equal protection claim (access required)

Where an inmate with a medical condition had performed various prison jobs, he successfully alleged facts showing that after he was hospitalized for a short time, prison officials regarded him as disabled and as a consequence, he could not participate ...

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020-2-199 – Fauconier v. Clarke

Fauconier v. Clarke, Appeal No. 18-6489, July 20, 2020. 4th Cir. (Niemeyer), from EDVA at Alexandria (Ellis). John J. Korzen, Hayley F. Degnan, Olivia G. Doss and Shameka C. Rolla for Appellant. Mark R. Herring, Victoria N. Pearson, Margaret O’Shea, ...

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Forum shopping and litigation conduct doom withdraw motion (access required)

A company lost its motion to withdraw a reference from bankruptcy because its litigation conduct suggested it shifted the dispute from forum to forum to stave off foreclosure as long as possible. Background This matter is before the court on ...

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020-2-179 – Bender v. Elmore & Throop P.C.

Bender v. Elmore & Throop P.C., Appeal No. 19-1325, July 2, 2020. 4th Cir. (Keenan) from DMD at Baltimore (Blake). E. David Hoskins for Appellants. John S. Vander Woude for Appellee. Mary McLeod, John R. Coleman, Steven Y. Bressler and ...

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Lawyers for Unite the Right defendant must answer subpoenas (access required)

Two attorneys who represented a defendant in state-court criminal proceedings related to a Unite the Right rally failed to quash subpoenas served on them by plaintiffs. The subpoenas did not seek privileged documents, did not require conduct in violation of ...

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Covington’s Collins receives ‘Tradition of Excellence’ Award (access required)

Covington lawyer Michael M. Collins is the 2020 recipient of the Tradition of Excellence Award, given by the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section. The award recognizes a lawyer who “…embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence in ...

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