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Tag Archives: Judge Diana Gribbon Motz

Virginia recognizes Ghanaian ‘customary law’ divorce

Where two citizens of Ghana were divorced pursuant to Ghanaian customary law, Virginia would recognize that divorce, although neither person was present nor domiciled in Ghana at the time. Background Barbara Boateng and Kingsley Kwame Gyasi — both Ghanaian citizens ...

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Farmworker provisions survive constitutional attacks

Where a labor union alleged that two provisions of North Carolina’s Farm Act violated its First Amendment Rights, its argument was rejected. The provisions left undisturbed the ability of farmworkers and farmworker unions to associate with one another and advance ...

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ADA protects gender dysphoria as a covered ‘disability’

Where gender dysphoria falls within the broad definition of “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, a transgender woman’s claim that she was discriminated against on the basis of her gender dysphoria may proceed. Although the statute excludes ...

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Personal injury attorneys dodge privacy claims

Where personal injury attorneys who solicited clients based on information collected by law enforcement after motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina were sued for allegedly violating the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act or DPPA, the attorneys prevailed. While the lawyers obtained ...

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