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Tag Archives: Judge David J. Novak

Hilton Downtown Richmond must defend Black guest’s bias claims (access required)

A Black customer of the Hilton Downtown Richmond hotel can proceed with his discrimination lawsuit over alleged harassment by a security guard, even though he was never denied room accommodations. That was the ruling Dec. 4 by U.S. District Judge ...

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Plaintiff’s conduct constitutes waiver of cap on price increases (access required)

Although the purchaser of gasses used in the manufacture of steel pipes argued the defendant breached the product agreement by increasing prices by more than 2% per year, it waived enforcement of the price-escalation provision by buying (without complaint) gasses ...

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Multiple incidents provide causal connection for claim (access required)

Although 15 months elapsed between the date the school board learned about a teacher’s membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the decision to not renew her contract, four discrete incidents of retaliatory animus that ...

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Allegations insufficient to show city violated ADA (access required)

Where there was a 4½-year gap between the protected activity and the adverse employment action, and no recurring pattern of retaliatory conduct to bridge the temporal divide, the plaintiff’s retaliation claim was dismissed. And because the ADA’s nondisclosure provision did ...

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Interlocutory appeal denied, resolution would not advance litigation (access required)

Where the substitute trustee sought to appeal from an order granting the bankruptcy trustee partial summary judgment on claims for breach of fiduciary duty and violation of the automatic stay, the appeal was denied because there was no final order ...

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