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Anonymity not justified to protect reputation (access required)

Where a student’s claims against her university were based on allegations that students and professors at the university falsely maligned her as being mentally disturbed, the potential harm to the student’s professional reputation did not outweigh the public’s interest in ...

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Fee award reduced due to excessive time spent on motion (access required)

Where a defendant was entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because the court had granted the defendant’s motion to compel, the requested fees were reduced because the amount of time defendant’s counsel spent on the motion was excessive given ...

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Suit in Virginia over daughter’s kidnapping was duplicative (access required)

A plaintiff who filed a lawsuit in Vermont federal court alleging a conspiracy by her former partner to kidnap their daughter, and then filed an essentially identical action in Virginia as a “protective action,” engaged in improper “claim splitting,” resulting ...

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Page County must produce documents sought by ex-employee (access required)

A former county employee asserting claims for employment discrimination and retaliation is entitled to various categories of documents from the defendant, including material in the personnel files of other employees. Background Lynda Minke sued her former employer, Page County, alleging ...

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