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Tag Archives: Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen

Argument between customer, postal worker nets defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Federal Tort Claims Act, personal injury Injuries alleged: Injury resulting in a permanent deformity of the pinky finger, disability Name of case: Blanco v. United States Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk ...

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Church’s suit challenging COVID-19 orders is dismissed (access required)

Where executive orders issued to combat the spread of  COVID-19 were no longer in effect, the Virginia governor did not enforce the orders and the commonwealth had not consented to suit in federal court, a church’s challenge to the orders ...

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Church denied injunction pending appeal of COVID-19 restrictions (access required)

A church claiming the Virginia governor’s COVID-19 restrictions violate its freedom of religion was denied an injunction pending appeal because it failed to show it was likely to prevail on the merits. And as there is a related judicial proceeding ...

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Counselor’s termination after abuse was constitutional (access required)

The termination of a child counselor at a city-run juvenile detention center following a physical abuse incident did not violate the counselor’s due process rights because the counselor was given the opportunity to address the allegations against him in a ...

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Bon Mots: May 2018 Edition (access required)

As seasoned attorneys know, the lofty principles that attract aspiring lawyers can quickly be overshadowed by client emergencies, Sisyphean scheduling conundrums, unreasonable opposing counsel, billing targets, intrafirm politics, and understaffed courts. But from time to time, our esteemed judges take ...

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EDVA: Title IX prohibits transgender discrimination (access required)

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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