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Tag Archives: Judge David J. Novak

Claim rejected — Judge: No ‘Bowman’ action for safety-claim retaliation (access required)

A Richmond federal judge has rejected a state-law wrongful termination claim based on alleged retaliation against an employee who reported safety and health violations. The Bowman claim fizzled because the state code already provides a “extensive statutory remedy” that precludes ...

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Trustee’s motion for stay pending appeal denied (access required)

Where the trustee was unable to cite any Fourth Circuit authority showing the bankruptcy court erred in approving nondebtor releases, and there were persuasive out-of-circuit cases against the trustee’s positions, its motion for a stay pending appeal was denied because ...

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Livestock owner couldn’t challenge animal cruelty laws (access required)

A livestock owner who was previously convicted of violating Virginia’s animal cruelty statutes lacked standing to attack the statutes as unconstitutional because she did not allege that she intended to care for livestock in a manner prohibited by the laws. ...

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