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WDVA: Diversity-based school staffing claims survive dismissal

A white high school principal can proceed with discrimination claims against the school board, which allegedly demoted her after the superintendent implied that school staff should “look like” the student body. Background Plaintiff Angela Weinerth is a white female over ...

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EDVA: Title IX prohibits transgender discrimination

Gavin Grimm, who attended a Virginia public high school and was prohibited from using the boys’ bathroom because he was identified as female at birth, sufficiently alleged discrimination claims against the school under both Title IX and the Equal Protection ...

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WDVA: Retaliation suit named wrong statute

A plaintiff alleging retaliation by his employer for an earlier charge of discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act could not rely solely on the retaliation provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The statutes protect different ...

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EDVA: Age discrimination suit proceeds as class action

An ADEA class was conditionally certified in a suit asserting that a school system declined to rehire older employees for IT positions. Background Plaintiff Joseph Andreana has been employed with Defendant Virginia Beach City Public Schools for over 28 years, ...

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SCV: FOIA enforcement affidavit satisfied statute

An affidavit alleging open-meeting violations by a county board of supervisors was sufficient to support a FOIA petition when the affiant swore to her belief in matters presented on information. Background Appellant Marian Bragg alleges that the Rappahannock County Board ...

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EDVA: Age discrimination suit proceeds as class action

An ADEA class was conditionally certified in a suit asserting that a school system declined to rehire older employees for IT positions. Background Plaintiff Joseph Andreana has been employed with Defendant Virginia Beach City Public Schools for over 28 years, ...

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EDVA: Experience insufficient to qualify expert witness

In an age discrimination suit, a federal court struck the plaintiff’s designation of a human resources expert whose opinion was based only on 30 years’ experience in the field, but no reliable principles or methods cited. Background Plaintiff Angela Georges ...

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Va. Cir.: County held to lowest document production estimate

When a county initially estimated almost $900 for records-request compliance but later revised the estimate down to $200, it could not then charge an actual cost of more than $1,300 without consulting further with the requesting party. Background Petitioner Nelson ...

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WDVA: Blind man not harmed by inaccessible website

A blind plaintiff lacked standing to sue a Virginia bank for maintaining a website without reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, as he lived 300 miles from the nearest branch. Further, the bank’s voluntary upgrades – made prior to the ...

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